Noeleen Ruddy

Noeleen Ruddy

Partner

T +353 1 470 6650
M +353 86 028 2340
E noeleen.ruddy@walkersglobal.com

Practice Areas

Noeleen Ruddy is based in Walkers' Ireland Office where she is a partner specialising in finance and capital markets. Noeleen advises international financial institutions, investment banks, arrangers, managers, private equity, hedge funds, agents and trustees in relation to a wide range of structured finance transactions including securitisations (RMBS, ABS, CMBS), debt offerings, CLOs (whether cash, synthetic or hybrid), CDOs, CAT bonds and Commercial Paper Programmes.

Noeleen has also advised on combined QIF/SPV transactions, distressed, stressed, performing and non-performing debt deals and other bespoke structured product transactions.

Recent Transactions: 

  • Acts as issuer counsel on European Collateralised Loan Obligation (CLO) transactions;

  • Acted as issuer counsel to a major European reinsurer on the placement of a US$190,000,000 catastrophe bond deal through an Irish special purpose vehicle – this was the first SPV to be authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland following the implementation of the Solvency II regime under the European Union (Insurance and Reinsurance) Regulations 2015;

  • Acted as issuer counsel to a major European bank in relation to a £380,000,000 commercial mortgage backed securitisation through an Irish special purpose vehicle which listed on the Main Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange;

  • Acted as issuer counsel to a major European reinsurer on the placement of a US$60,000,000 and €130,000,000 catastrophe bond deal through an Irish special purpose reinsurance vehicle – this was the first SPRV to be approved by the Central Bank of Ireland since 2009;

  • Acted as issuer counsel to a major European reinsurer on a US$337,000,000 catastrophe bond deal – this was the first deal of its type structured via an Irish company and the first catastrophe bond to list on the Global Exchange Market of the Irish Stock Exchange;

  • Acts as lead counsel to a number of US hedge funds and private equity funds which invest in distressed, stressed, performing and non-performing European assets;

  • Regularly acts as trustee and agency counsel on Irish law capital market deals;

  • Acts as issuer counsel to a number of European banks on their pan-European Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Programmes; and

  • Regularly acts as issuer counsel advising on the restructuring of a number of stressed and defaulted securitisations.

 

Prior to joining Walkers, Noeleen worked in the structured finance and derivatives group of a big five law firm in Dublin.

Admitted In:
England and Wales (not practising)
Ireland

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Trinity College Dublin
Diploma in Applied Finance, Law Society of Ireland

2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer: "Noeleen Ruddy is 'methodical'."

2017 Chambers Global & Europe Guide - (Capital Markets: Debt) A Notable Practitioner. "Noeleen Ruddy is 'deeply informed about all topics and has a deep understanding of business.' She has a strong focus on structured debt, including asset-backed securities and collateralised debt obligations."

2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer

2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Individual: "Noeleen Ruddy is ‘very considered and responsive’."

2016 Chambers Global - Noeleen Ruddy advises on a comprehensive range of structured finance transactions. Clients say: "She is phenomenal - I wish all lawyers were like her. She understands what we are trying to achieve and is a pleasure to work with."

2015 Chambers Global - "Incredibly capable and hard-working. She is diligent, thorough and detailed in her advice."

2015 Legal 500 – "Ranking among the best internationally’, Walkers Ireland’s ‘top-league team’ stands out for its ‘impeccable service levels’...Noeleen Ruddy is a key name."

2014 Legal 500 – "Walkers’ ‘dedication, pragmatic approach and close industry links are outstanding’. It is a market leader in insurance-linked securities and distressed asset investment. Garry Ferguson and Noeleen Ruddy are recommended."

2013 Legal 500 – "Debt capital markets is the focus of Walkers’ flourishing practice, where Garry Ferguson and Noeleen Ruddy provide ‘efficient, extremely responsive and technically excellent advice’, and are ‘a pleasure to deal with’."

Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland

Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association

Lecturer in the Law Society of Ireland on principles of securitisation

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