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Kissane, Cormac

Firm: Arthur Cox
Position: Partner, Head of Finance Group
Address: Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380
Phone: +353 1 920 1186
Fax: +353 1 920 1020
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Special Areas:

Cormac is a partner and head of the firm's Finance Group. He advises on a full range of capital markets, structured finance, cross-border financing and related issues. Cormac has advised on the securitisation of a wide variety of asset classes, acting for both domestic and international clients, as well as on the establishment of covered bond programmes. He also advises on a broad range of debt capital markets transactions including corporate and high-yield bonds, medium term note and commercial paper programmes, tier 1 and other hybrid-type securities. He also advises international lenders and Irish borrowers on cross border financing transactions in particular as regards asset backed-lending. Recently he has advised sellers and buyers of portfolios of loans backed by residential and commercial properties and financial institutions providing funding backed by portfolios of loans.

Deals and Awards:

Recognised in the Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards 2021
Recognised in the Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards 2020
Recent transactions include advising:

- Blackstone on the acquisition from NAMA of the Project Tower portfolio, a ‚ā¨1.8 billion portfolio of commercial property loans
- eir on a high yield bond and leveraged loan refinancing
- a number of purchasers of distressed commercial loans from NAMA and other entities
- a major international investment managed on the establishment of a European CLO
- the arrangers of a mortgage securitisation by Irish mortgage lender Permanent TSB
- the dealers on numerous covered bond transactions by Bank of Ireland and AIB


Author of the ‚€ėIreland‚€ô chapter of the book: ‚€úSecuritizations: Legal and Regulatory Issues‚€Ě (Law Journal Press, New York), which covers 21 jurisdictions worldwide.


LL.B, 1992, Trinity College, Dublin
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2003
Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland (non-practising), 2003
Admitted to the New York Bar, 2003
Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising), 1998


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