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.
William Greensmyth is based in Walkers' Ireland office where he is a partner and head of the firm's Insolvency and Dispute Resolution Group. Will's principal practice areas are formal insolvency procedures and contentious litigation.In particular, Will advises financial institutions and private equity firms in relation to distressed loan situations, enforcement options and remedies available and acting for insolvency practitioners once appointed as receivers, liquidators or examiners.In addition, Will has considerable experience in court liquidations and advising liquidators.Will has a particular interest in the rapidly developing area of personal insolvency and often advises individuals on debt relief options available to them under the Personal Insolvency Act 2012.As a litigator, Will has acted on a number of high profile Commercial Court matters, and was lead solicitor in a successful fraudulent disposition action under Section 139 of the Companies Act 1990.
Prior to joining Walkers, Will was a member of the Insolvency group of a leading Irish law firm having trained with a top five law firm.
Admitted In:IrelandQualifications:LLB Law and European Studies, University of LimerickAdmitted to the Roll of the Law Society of Ireland 2009
2022 IFLR 1000 (32nd Edition) - "Very responsive and technical lawyer. Very clear in the advice he provides after considering all the issues."
2021 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring) - "William Greensmyth always wants to get the best outcome for his client. He works hard on even the most difficult cases. He combines that client focus with very well researched and considered advice."
2020 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer and Rising Star
2019 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2018 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2017 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
Member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners
Member of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland
Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland
Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association