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Stuart Mansfield is a Partner in the Finance Group of Arthur Cox’s Belfast Office, Northern Ireland.

Stuart advises financial institutions and corporate borrowers on a wide range of domestic and international finance transactions, including secured lending (both syndicated and bilateral) and refinancing.  Stuart also advises financial institutions on distressed loan books, in particular debt restructuring and security enforcement strategies. Stuart has significant experience in structured finance transactions, such as loan mortgage portfolio acquisitions and disposals, securitisations and bond issuances.

Relevant Experience

  • Acting for Ulster Bank Limited and Ulster Bank Ireland Limited in relation to the refinancing of the Norbrook group
  • Acting for a syndicate of financial institutions in relation to the restructuring of the Quinn group
  • Acting for a syndicate of financial institutions in relation to the restructuring of the Independent News & Media group
  • Acting for a syndicate of financial institutions in relation to the restructuring of the Four Seasons Healthcare group
  • Acting for KBC Bank Ireland plc in relation to the transfer of the assets and banking business of KBC Mortgage Bank to KBC Bank Ireland plc
  • Acting for Santander UK Plc in relation to the Northern Irish law aspects of the transfer of Alliance & Leicester plc’s banking business pursuant to a Part VII Scheme
  • Acting for a building society in relation to the acquisition of a pool of residential buy-to-let mortgages
  • Acting for Apollo European Principal Finance Fund, L.P. in relation to the acquisition of various loan portfolios and mortgage pools
  • Acting for a syndicate of financial institutions in relation to a securitisation transaction involving a large pool of car loan agreements
  • Acting for a syndicate of financial institutions in a matter whereby Tesco raised £685 million by securitising its rental income relating to a portfolio of 31 retail stores throughout the UK

Contact

+44 28 9026 5883
stuart.mansfield@arthurcox.com

Arthur Cox
Victoria House
Gloucester Street
Belfast
BT1 4LS

  • Diploma in Commercial Law, 2007, Law Society of Ireland
  • LPC, 2003, Nottingham Law School
  • LLB (Hons), 2002, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland, 2007
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2005
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, 2005
  • Associate member of R3 (the Association of Business Recovery Professionals)

Stuart Mansfield is noted for his “ability to articulate in plain English the practical implications of legal text. He is able to identify possible issues and how to respond to these.”

Chambers UK: UK Leading Lawyers in Business, 2019

“Stuart Mansfield is very knowledgeable and approachable with a strong focus on exceptional customer delivery and prompt delivery of key legal advice which you can always rely on.”

The Legal 500, 2019

“Stuart Mansfield is very experienced, knowledgeable and hardworking. He has an exceptional ability to remain calm, patient and focused through protracted negotiation. He consistently delivers to stringent timescales, and is commercial and easy to work with.”

The Legal 500, 2019

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