Ronan McGoldrick

Partner Ireland
Ronan McGoldrick
A force to be reckoned with. Chambers UK and Chambers Europe, 2022

Overview

Ronan is a partner in Ogier Leman's Dispute Resolution team. A commercial litigator with more than 17 years' experience of high value complex disputes, his specialist areas include: financial services, funds, banking and securities, restructuring and corporate recovery, regulation and compliance, debt and security enforcement, shareholder and corporate, pensions, directors and officers liability, and intellectual property and reputation management.
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  • Background & experience

    Ronan is an expert at project managing complex and high value claims in the Commercial Division of the High Court, Court of Appeal and before the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He has worked on some of Ireland's largest and most complicated financial services disputes. Precise and uncompromising in his high standards, he understands what is required to get the best result for his clients.

    Ronan is an expert at project managing complex and high value claims in the Commercial Division of the High Court, Court of Appeal and before the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He has worked on some of Ireland's largest and most complicated financial services disputes, several which have set important precedents for the financial services industry in Ireland.

    Recent work

    Financial Services Disputes

    • Advising a German investment bank in its US$400 million damages claim against Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley in the New York Supreme Court
    • Acting for Ireland’s largest construction company in its €17 million claim against a property fund arising from the insolvency of Anglo Irish Bank
    • Advising the trustee of a Revenue approved, tax exempt, unit trust in its enforcement of a €6 million debt
    • Advising a property fund in its £58 million mis-selling claim against Ulster Bank and RBS

    Restructuring and Corporate Recovery

    • Advising a global pharmaceutical group in capital reduction and company restoration applications
    • Advising an Irish pharmaceutical group in its examinership initiated by its €15.4 million secured lender
    • Advising the investor to Sammon Group in its examinership arising from the collapse of the Carillion Group
    • Advising a creditor in the Norwegian Airlines examinership

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance

    • Advising a client in respect of: (1) the Central Bank enquiry into the transaction/sale by Davy of Anglo Irish Bank bonds (par value €27 million); and (2) the Central Bank’s €4.1 million fine of Davy
    • Advising an insurance intermediary on the termination of a representative agreement; passporting into Ireland; authorisation in Ireland; the provision of cross-border services; ongoing supervisory issues; compliance obligations; policy wording and the Temporary Run-Off Regime
    • Advising an insurance intermediary on regulatory compliance including the Insurance Distribution Regulations and the Consumer Protection Code and Addendum to the Consumer Protection Code; the available exemptions to Ancillary Insurance Intermediaries; passporting within the EU; drafting policy wording and product offerings to ensure compliance and assist in commercial goals
    • Advising a lending institution on compliance, due diligence and acceptance and execution of contracts and SME asset finance

    Corporate Disputes, Valuation and Shareholder Disputes shareholder, and Investor Disputes

    • Advising a corporate client on its breach of warranties claim arising from a €28 million purchase of a nursing home business
    • Advising a director and nominee of shareholders of companies with property assets valued at €160 million in their successful minority oppression action
    • Advising an investment fund in respect of a shareholder dispute involving a €2.5 million investment in a brewery

    Commercial Disputes, Intellectual Property Disputes, International Arbitration

    • Acting for Belgian Plc in its defence of a US$34 million claim brought by its Irish distributor before the ICC International Court of Arbitration and obtaining a seven-figure sum for costs
    • Acting for a Dutch/Spanish Plc in its successful claim for €6 million against a US based technology company in respect of the failed implementation of an enterprise resource planning solution
    • Advising German container manufacturer in its successful claim for €2.8 million against an Irish transport and logistics company

    Admitted:
    2007 - Ireland

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  • Recognition

    A force to be reckoned with. Chambers UK and Chambers Europe, 2022
    Excellent legal skills and discipline … very much to the fore in case management. Legal 500, 2022
    Exceptional. Legal 500, 2022
    Imaginative, entrepreneurial and communicates well. Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, 2021
    Professional to the highest level while maintaining empathy with the client and their problem. Legal 500, 2021