Andrew Clarke

Andrew Clarke


IFSC, Dublin

Tel: +353 (0) 1 670 2990
Fax: +353 (0) 1 670 2988



Andrew Clarke is a Senior Solicitor at McKeever Solicitors in the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin, and is admitted to practice in Ireland.

Andrew has significant expertise in advising credit institutions in relation to the review, perfection and enforcement of security, the enforcement of personal guarantees and in enforcing security abroad.

Andrew advises extensively on the appointment of Receivers both under contract and under statute, structuring deeds of appointment and advising on their statutory powers and the structuring of contracts on behalf of Receivers.

Andrew has also advised extensively in relation to the appointment of examiners and the effect their appointment has for third party suppliers. Andrew has advised directors extensively on their legal position in the context of pending insolvency of a company.

Professional Bodies

Law Society of Ireland

Dublin Solicitors' Bar Association

Former Board Member of Chambers Ireland

Former President of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber


Law Society of England and Wales (1993)

BCL (UCD) Incorporated Law Society (1992)



Recently Authored

Termination of Employment

4 September 2018

If your boss approaches you and says, “Look, things are not working out. I think we need to talk “off the record”, what are your options?

Well, under Irish law you have quite a few.

Construction Industry Regulation Update

6 October 2017

The General Scheme of the Building Control (Construction Industry Register Ireland) Bill 2017 is expected to be implemented in January 2018 under which all building contractors and sub-contractors operating in Ireland will be required to register with the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI). This Register was established on a voluntary basis in March 2014 by the Construction Industry Federation as a means of increasing regulation of the building sector and provide assurance to consumers who engage the services of builders and contractors.

Charities - Collaborate or Merge?

31 July 2016

Merger or other forms of collaborative working can make better use of charitable funds and property and provide better services for beneficiaries. For example if two charities in the same area are doing similar work and competing for funding, a merger may be the best way to secure funding and provide a united voice.

The SME Regulations 2016

30 July 2016

From July 1st 2016, regulated lenders (other than credit unions) must comply with additional requirements in respect of SME lending, enforcement and the taking of security.

Ireland’s Supreme Court Confirms Priority of Floating Chargeholders

22 July 2015

The Irish Supreme Court recently handed down a landmark judgment in the Belgard Motors Case. The case concerned whether a crystallisation notice had validly crystallised a floating charge, thus gaining priority over preferential creditors’ claims during liquidation.

Legal Aspects of Investment based Crowdfunding

15 May 2015

Crowdfunding at its most basic level, is an open appeal to the public for funds for a specific project or for a specific objective.

The range of companies using it is a lot wider than one might think.

The Companies Act 2014

20 February 2015

The Act will commence 1st June 2015. It is generally pro business, deregulatory and will cut compliance costs in the long term.

There will however be costs to companies to adopt their documentation to the new regime in the short term.

High Court Upholds Labour Court OWTA Determination

17 July 2014

The recent High Court judgment in the case of Piotr Bryszewski v Fitzpatricks and Hanleys Limited trading as Caterway 1 has important implications for employers and employees in Ireland. The judgment was delivered following the employee’s appeal from the Labour Court.