Paddy Rath

Paddy Rath


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Paddy Rath is a partner in the firm's Finance and Capital Markets team in Dublin.

Paddy specialises in structured finance and securitisation and has acted for a wide range of international financial institutions, investment banks, arrangers, managers, agents, trustees, private equity groups and hedge fund managers on a range of capital markets transactions including, in particular, CLO, ABS and MBS transactions.

Paddy also advises a range of Irish and international clients on the establishment, maintenance and financing of Irish loan origination and distressed debt acquisition structures. Paddy has also advised clients in relation to the acquisition, financing and workout of non-performing Irish loan portfolios.

Paddy regularly lectures on the topics of structured finance and securitisation on the Law Society of Ireland’s Diploma in Finance Law.

Prior to joining Walkers, Paddy worked in the Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency Group of a top five Irish Law firm. During this time Paddy also completed a six-month secondment in the Global Restructuring Group of a large bank based in Dublin.

Admitted In:

BBLS, University College Dublin
Diploma in Applied Finance, Law Society of Ireland

2022 IFLR 1000 (32nd Edition) - "He is a dynamic and knowledgeable lawyer, incredibly hard-working and dedicated to his clients. Highly attentive and always very pleasant to deal with. "

2022 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Capital Markets: Debt) - "Noeleen Ruddy and Paddy Rath are a great team of partners that work well together. Both are very attentive and pragmatic both on deal and off deal. Very clued into the market and collaborative with all deal parties."

2022 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Capital Markets: Debt) - "Walkers has a leading Irish capital markets practice with particular strength in structured finance, including CLOs and insurance-linked securities, both of which I work on as transaction counsel. Paddy Rath, Andrew Traynor, Noeleen Ruddy, Ian Mcnamee are our main contacts. They are all top professionals who invest in relationships and build them over time. They also make it easy for their clients by being proactive with points and actively driving resolution while not resorting to aggressive practices common in the legal world."

2021 Legal 500 - "Paddy Rath and Noeleen Ruddy are a great team that have really developed a fantastic Irish CLO team. Very collaborative with each other internally and with others on transactions. Very proactive about keeping in touch off deal."

2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Capital Markets: Debt) - "Matters are given due attention by partners and other senior lawyers, and their advice is pragmatic and commercial."

2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Capital Markets) - "Paddy Rath is 'very commercial, responsive and collaborative"

2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - "Concise and to the point"

Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland

Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association