Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Ian advises on Irish and EU legal and regulatory aspects of the establishment, financing, operation and management of Irish special purpose vehicles and other investment vehicles which acquire a broad range of asset classes (loans, mortgages, receivables, distressed assets, insurance products etc) around the world. Ian also advises on a wide range of finance, direct lending and general corporate matters, distressed investment and other bespoke structured product transactions. Ian has acted for various European, US, and Asian lenders on a number of complex and innovative fund financing solutions including equity bridge facilities, acquisition financings, capital call facilities and NAV based margin loans. Representative Transactions include:
Prior to joining Walkers, Ian was a member of the Banking and Finance group of a leading Irish law firm.
Admitted In:IrelandQualifications:BCL, University College CorkDiploma in Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland
2023 IFLR 1000 - "Super-competitive, innovative and friendly expert in his field who delivers quality legal work without fuss. His willingness to adapt to market needs and flexibility on fees make him and his firm super client-friendly."
2022 IFLR 1000 (32nd Edition) - "Very hands-on and involved in all developments. Clever, patient and experienced. Very open in his communications and willing to think with us to invest in building out a client relationship."2022 Legal 500: "Ian McNamee – strong technical skills, practical, commercial, hands-on and approachable."
2021 IFLR 1000 (31st Edition) - Rising Star Partner - "Ian exemplifies Walkers' approach by being very client focused, combined with an excellent knowledge of the product." "Makes complicated rules and regulations easy to digest. Gives commercial and practical advice."
2020 IFLR 1000: “Approachable, conscientious, patient and very diligent.”2020 IFLR 1000: “Responsive and commercial. Detailed in legal analysis but also practical.”2020 Legal 500 (Europe): "In particular, Ian McNamee is very responsive and knowledgeable. Very prompt turnaround times for queries. Strong grasp of commercial considerations and a keen eye for detail and nuance."2020 Legal 500 (Europe): "Andrew Traynor, Ian McNamee, Noeleen Ruddy, associate Charlotte Chestnutt and of counsel Ailís Garvey are all excellent: very approachable, responsive and knowledgeable. They have detailed understanding of the varying types of transactions that we are involved in and the various capacities in which we act and this makes them ideally placed to provide consistently excellent service."2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - "Ian McNamee is very much in tune with our needs and responsive to even the tightest timelines. Practical and commercial at all times."2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - "Andrew Traynor and Ian McNamee are extremely personable, actively involved in matters and able to understand when work is pressing and needs their attention. They understand cost pressures and manage matters accordingly."2019 IFLR 1000 - "Excellent team and Ian McNamee is a top lawyer, on the ball and professional."2019 IFLR 1000 - "He is always prompt in his response and manages matters very effectively. He provides a high level of comfort to us by handling everything from an Irish law perspective without the need to micro manage."2019 IFLR 1000 - "I like working with Ian and find him reliable and competent. Ian is willing to present the pros and cons to me for consideration. He also advises me on the best approach in the relevant circumstances. The deals move smoothly and efficiently and as a client, I very much appreciate that."2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Ian is recognised for providing “consistently excellent advice”.2018 IFLR 1000 - "He provides comprehensible advices and meets his deadlines."
Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
"Super-competitive, innovative and friendly expert in his field who delivers quality legal work without fuss. His willingness to adapt to market needs and flexibility on fees make him and his firm super client-friendly."