Aiden is a partner in the firm’s capital markets practice.

He has extensive experience in the areas of securitisation/structured finance, RMBS, CMBS, CLO’s, private credit, portfolio acquisitions/ financing and treasury products (securities lending arrangements, repos and derivatives).  Aiden’s clients include credit managers, private equity firms, investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers and institutional investors. Prior to joining Arthur Cox, Aiden spent a number of years in London where he worked with Allen & Overy, UBS and Morgan Stanley.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising in respect of CLO transactions for collateral managers including CIFC, CVC, Ellington, KKR, MAN GLG and Sound Point
  • Advising Blackstone/GSO, HIG Capital, Investcorp, MacKay Shields, Partners Group and Napier Park on the establishment of S.110 risk retention holding structures
  • Advising Lone Star on all of its Irish RMBS transactions
  • Advising on Irish RMBS transactions for originators including Bank of Ireland, Jepson, Oaktree, Pepper Finance and PTSB
  • Advising Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch on various CMBS transactions under the ELOC and Taurus programmes, respectively
  • Advising Partners Group on the irish aspects of its Australian listed investment trust structure, Partners Group Global Income Fund
  • Advising Be-spoke Capital in connection with the establishment of a novel SME direct lending platform focussed on the Spanish SME market
  • Advising KKR and Blackstone/GSO on various direct lending vehicles and platforms (European and global) and general Irish financial regulatory matters including MiFID and AIFMD issues
  • Advising Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and NatWest Markets on various portfolio financings involving Irish S.110 and fund structures
  • Advising various institutional clients on life settlement transactions


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  • B. Corp Law, 1996, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • LL B, National University of Ireland, Galway, 1997
  • LL M, University of Cambridge, 1998
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2001
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising), 2003

Aiden Small is “very pragmatic and understands the broader market of the complex deals we do.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019

Aiden Small is “very pleasant, straightforward, commercial, practical and available.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018

Aiden Small “gives us a fantastic service and looks out for us, making us aware of what is going on in the market.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017

Aiden Small is “recommended.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2017

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