William Greensmyth

William Greensmyth


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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:

LLB Law and European Studies, University of Limerick
Admitted 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

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