For experienced, intelligent advice regarding banking or lending matters, please contact our partner Margaret Rowley on +353 1 634 5887 or via email at [email protected]


OBL’s Banking team is headed by the practice’s co-founder, Michael Lynam, and we act on behalf of many leading financial institutions in Ireland, Britain and Europe. Our ability to develop solid working relationships with banking teams is what makes OBL an institution in this field and this enables us to deliver a high quality, cost effective, flexible and open legal service.

Our Banking services include:

Corporate Restructuring / New Lending
We advise on a wide variety of lending transactions, including commercial property investments, asset finance, developments and other property finance projects. We handle everything, from the drafting and approval of facility letters to preparing a range of security documentation together with property title investigations. In addition, we offer a competitive fixed rate pricing structure.

Security Reviews
The team works to a fixed price to carry out clear and concise security reviews and adopts a fair, reasonable, pragmatic and commercially realistic approach to resolving any title and security issues.

Insolvency / Receiverships
OBL has vast experience in working closely with both the banks and all the main insolvency practitioners. The reason why we are chosen above so many other firms is that we offer first class expertise with incredibly competitive rates and this helps to not only ease progress but to also maintain a good relationship between the Bank, the firm and the receiver. We advise receivers on the validity of their appointments, the marketability of the title and the ultimate disposal of the asset.

Litigation / Contentious matters
We understand the requirement to be sensitive but also commercially astute when it comes to issuing legal proceeding against borrowers and we will always support this as the bank’s position of last resort. OBL has a panel of barristers and third-party advisers who work with us on a very competitive fee arrangement with our clients to keep costs to a minimum.

Contact us should you require advice. We also provide a range of services that includes:-

  • Corporate banking
  • Corporate recovery and debt restructuring
  • Security enforcement
  • Property finance