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Ensor, Jamie

Firm: Dillon Eustace
Position: Partner, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
Address: 33 Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 673 1722
Fax: +353 1 667 0042
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Jamie joined Dillon Eustace in 2013 and became a partner in 2014. He acts for insolvency practitioners, companies, creditors, shareholders and company directors in all aspects of insolvency and corporate recovery including examinerships, receiverships, liquidations and bankruptcies. Jamie has particular expertise acting for domestic banks, NAMA and many foreign banks in relation to their security enforcement and distressed asset recovery. More recently he also acts for large distressed asset funds active in the Irish market in relation to their enforcement options and remedies. Jamie also has extensive experience in acting in the wide range of litigation before the superior courts arising from insolvency appointments. He has lectured in banking law with particular focus on insolvency issues at the Law Society of Ireland.


Advising NAMA on its enforcement options against debtors and the appointment of statutory receivers over a range of asset portfolios.
Advising Lone Star on security enforcement and general insolvency related aspects in the acquisition of the Project Kildare and Project Sand loan portfolios and then acting for receivers appointed over acquired assets.
Advising Irish and foreign banks (including Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (In Special Liquidation), ACC Bank, Danske Bank A/S, Investec, Bank of Scotland, Zurich Bank, Lloyds, AIB and Bank of Ireland) on insolvency matters particularly all aspects of security enforcement and then often subsequently acting for the insolvency practitioners appointed by those banks.
Advised Danske Bank A/S and the receiver appointed by Danske Bank A/S in five sets of injunctive proceedings which successfully traced assets of the company in receivership through two international jurisdictions for the benefit of the receivership.
Acted for the investor in the examinership of the Sunday Business Post.
Advising NAMA on the insolvency of a number of loan portfolio sales including Project Arch and NAMA‚€ôs most recent loan portfolio sale, Project Emerald / Ruby. Project Emerald / Ruby has approx. EUR6.5 billion par debt.


Chambers Europe (2019 Edition) ‚€‘ "He is a skilled operator, and is very approachable and responsive. He excels at de-escalating difficult issues and finding a commercial solution appropriate to the circumstances of a case."

Legal 500 (2019 Edition) - "he is particularly adept at dealing with liquidations, including a remarkable one where he first acted for a large Asian company on the successful winding up of an Irish registered company, and then for the court-appointed receiver in the cross-border asset recovery involving the obtaining of freezing orders."


University College Dublin, the Law Society of Ireland.


Insol Europe
Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners
American Bar Association (International) Steering Group for the International Secured Transactions & Insolvency Committee.