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.
Andrew Traynor is based in Walkers' Ireland office where he is a partner and co-head of the Finance and Capital Markets team. Andrew’s principal practice areas are finance & capital markets, securitisation, insurance-linked securities (ILS), distressed investment, finance, private equity and restructurings. Andrew advises issuers, managers, sponsors, arrangers, trustee houses & agents, financial institutions and investors on a broad range of finance and capital markets transactions (both public and private) with a particular focus on debt capital markets, securitisation, insurance-linked securities (ILS), structured credit, distressed investment, restructurings and work-outs. He has acted for domestic and international clients on a variety of cross-border securitisations, structured products and debt offerings including:
Prior to joining Walkers, Andrew was a member of the finance group of a leading Irish law firm.
Admitted In:England and Wales (not practising)IrelandQualifications:LLB (Hons), University of Wales, Cardiff
2022 IFLR 1000 (32nd Edition) - "Good understanding of client's needs, extremely responsive, very good business and legal knowledge."
2022 Chambers Global - Notable Practitioner - Capital Markets: Debt - "Clients find Andrew Traynor to be "a very smart guy" and "very good to deal with."
2021 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2021 Legal 500 - Leading Lawyer and Recommended Lawyer (Capital Markets: Debt) - ‘Andrew Traynor and Matt Hedigan have been very professional, reliable and most helpful with the task at hand. They have shown their dedication to the client and flexibility where required.’
2021 Chambers Europe Guide - Band 2 (Capital Markets: Debt)
2021 Chambers Global Guide - Band 2 (Capital Markets: Debt) - Andrew Traynor remains a prominent presence in the DCM market and has notable experience in diverse structured finance mandates, including synthetic RMBS transactions that entail the issuance of CLNs. One respondent finds him "super responsive and extremely knowledgeable," also noting that "he is great in distilling complex issues down to what matters."
2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Capital Markets: Debt) - "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."
2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Banking and Finance) - "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 Chambers Europe Guide - Band 2 (Capital Markets: Debt)
2020 Chambers Global Guide - (Capital Markets: Debt) - "Traynor is very solid, responsive, collaborative and astute. He strikes the right balance between providing us with appropriate legal advice, as well as business and operational insights."
2020 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer and Highly Regarded
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Banking and Finance)
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Capital Markets)- Andrew Traynor 'provides consistently excellent service'
2019 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Capital Markets: Debt) - Andrew Traynor "is very experienced, responsive and astute, and strikes the right balance between providing appropriate legal advice and pragmatic commerciality."
2019 - IFLR1000 - Highly Regarded:
"He is an excellent lawyer who is a pleasure to deal with and very reliable. He really takes time to understand our business, risk appetite and works through complex problems in a smart and efficient way, uses plain English (important for us) and goes about his business with no airs and graces. He is refreshingly honest, and it is very reassuring to know that we are in safe hands."
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer: "Impressive"
2018 Chambers Global & Europe Guide - (Capital Markets: Debt) A Notable Practitioner. "A very capable, pragmatic partner who always goes the extra mile."
2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer: "Andrew Traynor is ‘very good as coordinating multi-track processes’."
2017 Chambers Global & Europe Guide - (Capital Markets: Debt) A Notable Practitioner. "Andrew Traynor assists with securitisations and insurance-linked securities. Clients say he is 'exceptional in his turnaround time, his willingness to take on work and hit deadlines,' adding: 'He has a very practical and commercial approach'."
2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer
2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Individual: "Andrew Traynor is ‘very considered and responsive’." 2016 Chambers Global - Andrew Traynor has a growing presence in the DCM sphere, coming recommended for his work on securitisation and insurance-linked securities, amongst other areas. He receives wide-ranging praise from clients for his approach to his caseload, with sources saying: "He is thoughtful, very pleasant to work with, really knows his stuff, and comes across as someone you can trust and would not doubt." 2015 IFLR 1000 - “Walkers service is exemplary. Swift to respond, clear and sensible analysis,” notes one structured products client. While another, who used the firm for a securitisation, says: “The services of Walkers are outstanding. High technical quality, client focus and experience are their most remarkable virtues.” Recent work highlights for the practice included Andrew Traynor’s advice to Santander on a static cash securitisation of auto loans to obligors in Finland valued at almost €500 million". 2015 Legal 500 - “Ranking among the best internationally’, Walkers Ireland’s ‘top-league team’ stands out for its ‘impeccable service levels’. The firm advised Banco Santander on the first ever auto loan securitisation in Denmark...Andrew Traynor is ‘commercial and practical’. Andrew regularly tutors at the Law Society of Ireland in a variety of disciplines and has presented at industry events and seminars. He is also regularly published in industry publications.
Andrew is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and the Law of Society of England and Wales.
"Traynor is very solid, responsive, collaborative and astute. He strikes the right balance between providing us with appropriate legal advice, as well as business and operational insight"2020 Chambers Global Guide