Peter Walker is a Partner in the Banking and Financial Services Department. His principal practice areas are asset backed finance (including portfolio sales and acquisitions), debt capital markets, private equity finance, general banking & restructurings.
Recent transactions on which Peter has been involved with include, numerous performing and non-performing loan portfolio acquisitions and disposals (both secured and unsecured), trade receivable securitisations (multi jurisdictional and purely domestic), high yield bond issues, CLO, RMBS and CMBS restructurings and a number of existing and newly established MTN and repacking programmes. Recent other notable transactions include the establishment of acquisition platforms and loan origination platforms for various pe and hedge funds.
In addition to the above, Peter also provides advice on ISDA, settlement systems and general securities law issues.
Peter is recognised as a leading lawyer in a number of legal publications. Feedback includes: “Peter is a leader in structured finance” (Legal 500, 2015). “Peter has been around a long time so he knows his stuff and is always very helpful” (Chambers Global 2015). “Peter is technically superb and one of the best in Ireland” (Chambers Global 2014). “Peter really is top notch” (Legal 500 2014). “Peter is experienced in a broad range of debt and equity issues and is recommended as an exceptionally gifted lawyer” (Chambers Global 2013). “Peter Walker has recently been heavily involved in securitisation work. According to sources, he is “technical, pragmatic and excellent at putting clients at ease.” (Chambers Global 2012). “Competitors respect Walker as pragmatic and diligent…I know Peter Walker’s good through experience. He’s a pleasant guy to work with. When he turns up on a transaction on another side it’s a good thing” (IFLR1000 2012); He is “singled out for his excellent customer service & industry knowledge” (Legal 500 2011); “he is a key figure at the firm” (Chambers Global 2011).
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- We see the industry awards we receive, some of which are noted below, as endorsements of the high level of client loyalty we enjoy and of our focus on client service and value.
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