About Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith is based in Walkers' Ireland office, where he is a partner and head of the insolvency and dispute resolution practice in Ireland, having practised in that arena for over 13 years. He has acted for insolvency practitioners, companies and creditors in many recent high-profile insolvency matters, with extensive experience in advising banks and other security 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, who has an LLM degree (commercial law and insolvency) from University College London, has significant experience in relation to Irish High Court, Commercial Court and Supreme Court proceedings, and other ADR mechanisms, such as arbitration and mediation. He is a member of INSOL Europe and the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners (isip).