Callaghan advises arrangers, managers, investors and issuers on a wide range of finance, debt capital markets and structured finance transactions. He focuses particularly on structured products, such as CLOs and other asset backed securitisations, commodities, utilities, marketplace lending and other alternative asset class financings, as well as on repackagings and other programme issuers. He also advises on fund-linked structures, such as managed account platforms, loan funds and debt funds.
Callaghan also regularly advises on wider financial services and regulatory law, both in relation to regimes that impact structured finance transactions, such as market abuse, EMIR / SFTR and risk retention, and on issues generally affecting financial services firms like licensing and establishment, change of control and ongoing regulatory compliance.
Callaghan is also a qualified Irish tax advisor.
Callaghan joined Maples and Calder as a trainee in 2009, and upon qualification in 2012 he joined the Finance group. He was elected as a partner in 2018.
Clients say he is "fast, accurate, knowledgeable and detail orientated; collegial and a strong communicator". (IFLR 1000, 2016)
Irish Taxation Institute, AITI Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA), 2011
Princeton University, USA, A.B., History, 2005
Callaghan is the co-chair of the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee, Ireland.
Callaghan has led and participated in various working groups of the legal sub-committee of the Irish Debt Securities Association.
2012 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland