Gordon McElroy is a founder of MKB Law and is responsible for overseeing the commercial and corporate business undertaken by the practice. He has undertaken some of the most extensive site assembly and development schemes in Northern Ireland and advised on all legal aspects, including: planning, of those schemes. Gordon has also led teams dealing with some of the largest M&A transactions for private businesses in Northern Ireland. As such he has become a “trusted advisor” to many local businesses and businessmen.
Most recently, much of Gordon’s time has been spent advising clients on Investment Agreements and corporate structures, particularly in the renewables sector.
As a past President of the Belfast Chamber of Commerce and Trade, Gordon remains involved in the general commercial life of the City and has important personal connections which can often be of benefit to clients. Gordon is also a qualified mediator and advanced advocate.
Business and Commerical Work:
As head of the commercial and corporate department at MKB Law, Gordon’s work covers a broad spectrum, including:
Business sales and acquisitions
Private equity investments
Debt structuring and restructuring
Commercial property transactions including advising on investment grade commercial property
Personal and corporate insolvency
Dispute resolution related to issues of this type
Banking and Financial Services:
Complex finance, refinance and restructuring packages.
Acting for borrowers in both contentious and non-contentious issues with financial institutions.
Sale of Eastwood’s bookmakers to Ladbrokes;
Multi-million pound settlement of interest rate swap mis-selling cases;
Resolution of issues from the 2007/08 financial crisis;
Joint venture between Elgin Energy Holdings Limited and Foresight in 2020
Law Society of Northern Ireland; Law Society of England and Wales; Law Society Ireland; Belfast Chamber – President in 2016
Gordon enjoys working on and driving his 1964 Austin Healey 3000 (affectionately known as ‘The Death Trap’), playing bad squash and worse golf.
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