Laura Blaney

Laura Blaney

Associate

T +353 1 470 6682
M +353 86 031 9362

Practice Areas

Laura Blaney is based in Walkers' Irish office where she is an associate in the firm's Finance and Capital Markets Group. Laura's principal practice areas are Finance and Capital Markets, Securitisations, Fund Financing, Distressed Investment and Corporate Restructuring.

In particular, Laura advises on Irish and EU legal and regulatory aspects of the establishment, financing, operation and management of Irish special purpose vehicles and other investment vehicles which acquire a broad range of asset classes (including loans, mortgages, receivables, distressed assets and insurance-linked securities).

Some of Laura's recent transactions include:

  • Acting 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;
  • Acting as issuer counsel in relation to European Collateralised Loan Obligation (CLO) transactions;
  • Advising a leading global reinsurer in relation to the establishment of an Irish reinsurance vehicle in Ireland; and
  • Regularly acting as issuer counsel advising on the restructuring of a number of stressed and defaulted securitisations.

Admitted In:
Ireland

Qualifications:
BCL, University College Dublin
LLM (Law and International Commerce), Queens University Belfast

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