“These appointments represent an important step in Philip Lee’s continuing expansion and further strengthen its position in the Irish business law market”

Philip Lee is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis Burke and Ruairí Mac Cumhaill as partners in its banking and finance group.

Louis Burke is an experienced finance lawyer who advises institutional and private clients on a wide range of secured and unsecured finance transactions, specialising in development finance, real estate finance, acquisition finance, restructuring and asset-based lending. In addition to general transactional corporate lending, he has also managed and participated in multi-departmental teams on loan sale projects involving large portfolio sales and bilateral off-market sales and acquisitions, acting for vendors and bidders/investors seeking to purchase new assets.

Ruairí Mac Cumhaill has extensive experience in acting for financial institutions, alternative lenders and borrowers in relation to syndicated lending, real estate finance (development and investment), acquisition finance, project finance (with a focus on renewables), invoice discounting, and general corporate lending.

Prior to joining Philip Lee, both Louis Burke and Ruairí Mac Cumhaill were partners in the Dublin office of an international law firm. They will complement Philip Lee’s existing banking and finance team, building on that team’s reputation for innovation and championing new methods of finance in what is a fast-changing landscape for banking and finance practices around the globe, with the need to finance the powering of a “net zero” future becoming ever more urgent.

“I am delighted to be joining Philip Lee at such an exciting time for the firm,” said Louis Burke. “I’m looking forward to working with the other partners to further develop what is already a well established banking and finance practice and to challenge and disrupt the status quo within the upper tiers of the Irish legal market.”

Commenting on his appointment as partner, Ruairí Mac Cumhaill said “I am very pleased to join Philip Lee and to play my part in the firm’s continued growth. I look forward to the challenge and the new opportunities that lie ahead.”