Ailís Garvey

Ailís Garvey

Of Counsel

T +353 1 470 6667
M +353 87 792 6170

Practice Areas

Ailís Garvey is based in Walkers' Ireland office and specialises in finance and capital markets. Ailís advises both domestic and internationally based investment banks, financial institutions, issuers, arrangers, dealers and trustees on Irish law aspects of various debt capital markets and structured finance transactions.

Ailís has advised on a variety of debt offerings (both on a stand-alone and programme basis) including LPNs, MTNs, Covered Bonds, Commercial Paper, securitisations, repack transactions, private note placements and other structured transactions.

In addition, Ailís advises on various secured and unsecured lending transactions.

Recent Experience:

  • acted as issuer counsel and advised a large number of Russian borrowers on debut and repeat LPN transactions and commercial paper programmes through Irish SPVs;
  • acted as arranger/dealer counsel on numerous ACS issuances by Irish covered bond banks;
  • acted as arranger counsel on Irish Government bond issues;
  • acting as issuer counsel in relation to CAT bond issuances;
  • advising lenders on bilateral and syndicated lending transactions;
  • regularly acts as lead counsel to US hedge and private equity funds which invest in distressed, stressed, performing and non-performing assets;
  • acts as trustee counsel on Irish law capital market transactions;
  • and regularly advises international banks on repackaging programmes through Irish SPVs.​

​Prior to joining Walkers, Ailís worked in the capital markets group of a top five law firm in Dublin. During this time she completed two short term secondments to investment banks located in London and Dublin.

Admitted In:

Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies, University College Dublin
Diploma in Applied Finance, Law Society of Ireland
Diploma in Commercial Litigation, Law Society of Ireland

2020 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer and Rising Star

2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Capital Markets) - Ailis Garvey 'provides consistently excellent service'

2019 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star

2018 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star

2017 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star

Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland

Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association