William Day

William Day | Corporate Lawyer | Insolvency and Restructuring | Arthur Cox
  • William Day
  • +353 1 920 1172
  • Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland


Willie specialises in insolvency and corporate recovery/restructuring, both formal and informal. He has been involved in most of the high profile insolvencies in Ireland in recent years advising insolvency practitioners from the major accountancy practices as well as specialist insolvency firms. He advises banks on their rights and options both in formal proceedings and restructuring projects. Willie’s practice also involves advising on shareholder disputes and advising directors of companies suffering financial difficulty on their options, duties and potential liabilities. Willie is also involved in the prosecution and defence of claims arising in and independently of his insolvency practice.


Willie has worked in insolvency and restructuring since 1989 working on cases such as Goodman International, Eurofood IFSC Limited and ISTC.

More recent assignments include advising:

  • eircom on its restructuring through Examinership
  • the Banking Syndicate on the restructuring of Independent News & Media.
  • a syndicate of banks on the McInerneys Examinership and Receivership
  • Deloitte on the conduct of the receiverships of Greenstar and HMV
  • KPMG as Examiner of Linen Supply Ireland Limited and as Receivers to Walsh Family Foods and O’Connors of Nenagh
  • PWC as Joint Official Liquidators of ETIC Solutions Limited, a multi jurisdictional ponzi scheme, and as Examiner of B&Q.
  • EY as Special Manager of Newbridge Credit Union and Receiver of Xtravision
  • Grant Thornton as Examiner of SIAC, Sunday Business Post, and as Receiver of Whelans Quarry Group
  • NAMA on the Liam Carroll and Bernard McNamara connections
  • BCL, 1986, University College, Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor, 1992
  • Former Chairman of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners
  • Council Member Insol Europe
  • R3
  • Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners