Banking Northern Ireland

The Practice

Arthur Cox Northern Ireland has Northern Ireland’s largest and most experienced Banking Group comprising nine solicitors of whom four are Partners namely Catriona GibsonStuart Mansfield, Kieran McGarrigle and Colm McElroy. It is consistently ranked in the top tier of Banking Teams in Northern Ireland with its increasingly international practice highlighting its ever broadening expertise and reputation.


Our expertise in Banking and Finance includes:

  • Acquisition Finance
  • Property and Development Finance
  • Reconstructions and Workouts
  • Securitisations
  • Cross Border Financings
  • Syndicated Loans
  • Project Finance
  • Advice on Administrations and Liquidations


Recent Work Highlights include:

  • Acted for Ulster Bank in its £67 million refinancing of the Norbrook Group, the most significant in terms of scale refinancing deal in Northern Ireland in 2008 comprising 23 Group companies and 30 properties
  • Acted for Ulster Bank in relation to the financing of the public to private management buy-out of Andor Technology plc
  • Acted for United Drug Group in relation to several large scale separate financing transactions with Bank of Ireland, National Irish Bank and Ulster Bank Ireland totalling 190M approximately
  • Acted for UTV plc in respect of various Bank of Ireland facilities and group debt restructuring
  • Acted for Bank of Ireland in relation to two separate large scale commercial property transactions totalling approximately £32million both involving complex borrower partnership and security structures
  • Acted for Ulster Bank in relation to the reorganisation of the Quotient Bioscience Group and its $70 million venture capital funding
  • Acted for BNP Paribas in respect of the Northern Ireland aspects of the refinancing of Kilroot power station
  • Acted for Hastie Group plc in relation to the financing of the acquisition of the Rotary Group
  • Acted for HSH Nordbank in relation to its financing of the acquisition of Belfast City Airport