About Gordon

Gordon McElroy is a founder of an MKB Law and is responsible for overseeing the commercial and corporate business undertaken by the practice. Gordon 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. He has also led teams dealing with some of the largest M&A transactions for private businesses in Northern Ireland. As such Gordon 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 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 & Commercial 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
Joint Ventures
MBO/MBI
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 & Financial Services

Complex finance, refinance and restructuring packages.
Acting for borrowers in both contentious and non-contentious issues with financial institutions.

Gordon’s Career Highlights

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

Memberships

Law Society of Northern Ireland; Law Society of England and Wales; Law Society Ireland; Belfast Chamber – President in 2016

Education

Queen’s University Belfast – LLB; Queen’s University Belfast– Institute of Professional Legal Studies; Law Society of Northern Ireland – Advanced Advocacy; Law Society of Northern Ireland–Mediation

Outside Interests

Gordon enjoys working on and driving his 1964 Austin Healey 3000 (affectionately known as ‘The Death Trap’), playing bad squash and worse golf.

“I worked with Gordon McElroy and the Corporate team at MKB Law after a recommendation, on a potential business purchase on very tight timescale – which resulted in almost overnight review of documents. Having used a number of Belfast’s ‘big 5’ firms for other jobs, Gordon and the team come out tops on response and delivering the impossible!”

Sean Blaney – Blaney Group

“MKB Law have been the exclusive legal services providers to our Group for over 25 years. They have provided specialist advice in many areas including all legal services for the Merchant Hotel. Their practical approach and professionalism has been invaluable to us.”

Bill Wolsey – Beannchor Group

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