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Eileen Prendergast

Eileen Prendergast

Partner eprendergast@byrnewallace.com +353 1 691 5644 +353 1 691 5010
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Eileen is a partner in the firm's Banking and Finance department, with a background in commercial and corporate law. She now advises both lending institutions and borrowers in secured and unsecured lending, development finance, structured finance and debt restructuring, refinance and workouts. Working alongside our Insolvency specialists, she has significant recent experience of reviewing and perfecting security prior to enforcement.


Key transaction experience

  • Advising a lending institution on the financing of several wind farms.
  • Advising in relation to the provision of finance for several shopping centres.
  • Advising lending institutions on provision of finance for the purchase of companies.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Civil Law, University College Dublin, 1985
  • Qualified as a Solicitor, 1989
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales,  2010

Memberships

  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ireland

Recommendations

Eileen Prendergast is a widely experienced practitioner advising clients on banking and finance mandates across a range of sectors. - Chambers Europe 2019 

Sources attest: "She is very practical, always contactable and completes transactions efficiently." - Chambers Europe 2019

Eileen Prendergast has a strong focus on advising clients from the renewable energy and leisure industries on project finance transactions. She also has experience of handling real estate finance, loan sales, debt restructuring and commercial lending. - Chambers Europe, 2017

Clients praise Eileen Prendergast for her proactive approach, adding that her "knowledge of underlying property and banking issues and application of the principles are really sound." She recently led the firm's work on the disposal of IBRC loan portfolios, and has notable expertise in property-related financial transactions. - Chambers Europe, 2016

Eileen Prendergast is respected by clients for her in-depth experience in the finance arena. One client comments: "She is always a number of steps ahead of everyone; she is very proactive, which gives us a lot of comfort that our position is being protected now and in the future." Prendergast advised on Project Evergreen for the special liquidators of IBRC.  - Chambers & Partners, 2015

Department Head Eileen Prendergast advises high profile clients including NAMA. - Chambers Global, 2014

Versatile finance expert Eileen Prendergast heads the department. She is described by sources as "a proactive and responsive lawyer." - Chambers Global, 2013

Eileen Prendergast heads the firm's banking team. She advises lenders and borrowers on secure and unsecured lending, development finance and debt restructuring.-Chambers & Partners, 2012

Department head Eileen Prendergast has a wide ranging practice, incorporating work on both the borrower and lender side of transactions, she has particular experience when it comes to restructuring and insolvency - Chambers & Partners, 2011

Eileen Prendergast heads the team, which has seen an increase in refinancing work and has been appointed by NAMA on seven significant mandates. - Legal 500, 2012