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Smith, Gavin


Firm: Walkers
Position: Partner
Address: The Exchange, George's Dock, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, D01 W3P9
Phone: +353 1 470 6674
Fax: +353 1 470 6601
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Walkers' Insolvency, Restructuring & Dispute Resolution practice in Ireland is led by Partner Gavin Smith, who has been practising exclusively in that arena for over 16 years.

Gavin has acted for insolvency practitioners, companies and creditors in many recent high profile insolvency matters. In particular, he has extensive experience in advising financial institutions and other secured debt holders in relation to distressed loan situations, the enforcement options and remedies available and in the implementation of the preferred option(s), as well as acting for appointed Receivers.

Gavin has also wide experience in liquidations and examinerships as well as advising on formal and informal restructurings and reorganisations.

In addition, Gavin also has extensive experience in a wide range of litigation and dispute resolution matters with particular emphasis on financial services litigation, financial services regulatory investigations and disputes; high value contractual and tortious disputes; shareholder and investment disputes; securities litigation; market abuse and insider dealing proceedings; professional negligence; judicial review proceedings; and proceedings under the Convention on International Interests and Mobile Equipment (the "Cape Town Convention").

He has significant experience in relation to Irish High Court, Commercial Court and Supreme Court proceedings and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration and mediation.


BCL (European Legal Studies), University College Dublin
LLM (Securities Regulation, Banking and Insolvency) University College London


Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland
Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association