Gerard Dowling and Others v Minister for Finance and Others

 
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[2014] IEHC 418

THE HIGH COURT

Record No. 239 MCA/2011
No. 239 MCA/2011
Dowling & Ors v Min for Finance & Ors
IN THE MATTER OF IRISH LIFE AND PERMANENT GROUP HOLDINGS PLC AND IN THE MATTER OF IRISH LIFE AND PERMANENT PLC
AND IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION FOR THE SETTING ASIDE PURSUANT TO SECTION 11 OF THE CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 OF THE DIRECTION ORDER WHICH WAS MADE ON THE 26 TH JULY 2011 PURSUANT TO SECTION 9 OF THE CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 AND ANCILLARY ORDERS

BETWEEN:

GERARD DOWLING, PADRAIG McMANUS, PIOTR SKOCZYLAS AND SCOTCHSTONE CAPITAL FUND LIMITED
Applicants
-AND-
THE MINISTER FOR FINANCE
Respondent
-AND-
PERMANENT TSB GROUP HOLDINGS PLC AND PERMANNENT TSB PLC
Notice Parties
IN THE MATTER OF IRISH LIFE AND PERMANENT GROUP HOLDINGS PLC

AND

IN THE MATTER OF IRISH LIFE AND PERMANENT PLC

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT, 2010

AND

IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION BY THE MINISTER FOR FINANCE FOR A DIRECTION ORDER IN RELATION TO IRISH LIFE AND PERMANENT GROUP HOLDINGS PLC AND IRISH LIFE AND PERMANENT PLC
PURSUANT TO SECTION 9 OF THE CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 AND ANCILLARY ORDERS

2011/239MCA - O'Malley - High - 15/8/2014 - 2014 IEHC 418

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S9

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S7

DOWLING & ORS v MIN FOR FINANCE UNREP SUPREME 19.12.2013 2013/14/4144 2013 IESC 58

DOWLING & ORS v MIN FOR FINANCE UNREP FEENEY 2.3.2012 2012/10/2639 2012 IEHC 89

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S11

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S7(2)

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (FINANCIAL SUPPORT) ACT 2008

EEC REG 407/2010

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 125

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 122(2)

EEC DECISION 2011/77 ART 3(5)

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF INVESTMENTS FIRMS) REGS 2006 SI 660/2006

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF CREDIT INSTITUTIONS) REGS 2006 SI 661/2006 REG 70

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF CREDIT INSTITUTIONS) REGS 2006 SI 661/2006 REG 3(1)(A)

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF CREDIT INSTITUTIONS) REGS 2006 SI 661/2006 REG 3(1)(B)

CENTRAL BANK ACT 1971 S11(1)(B)(v)

CENTRAL BANK ACT 1942 S6A(2)

CENTRAL BANK ACT 1942 S5A(11)

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF CREDIT INSTITUTIONS) REGS 2006 SI 661/2006 REG 70(1)

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF CREDIT INSTITUTIONS) REGS 2006 SI 661/2006 REG 70(4)

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF CREDIT INSTITUTIONS) REGS 2006 SI 661/2006 REG 19

IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT 1997 TAKEOVER RULES & SUBSTANTIAL ACQUISITION RULES RULE 9

IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT 1997 TAKEOVER RULES & SUBSTANTIAL ACQUISITION RULES RULE 9(1)

IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT 1997 S9

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 107

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 107(1)

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 107(3)(B)

CENTRAL BANK & CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (RESOLUTION) ACT 2011

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S4

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S63

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S63(3)

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S47

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S52

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S53

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S61

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S4(A)

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S4(B)

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S4(E)

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S4(F)

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S4(G)

EEC DIR 2001/24

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S4(H)

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S7(4)

EEC DECISION 2011/326

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S9(4)

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 260

EEC DIR 77/91 ART 25

EEC DIR 77/91 ART 29

EEC DIR 77/91 ART 8

EEC DIR 2001/34

EEC DIR 2004/25

CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 17

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 2003 S3

COLLINS ENGLISH DICTIONARY 11ED 2011

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MEADOWS v MIN FOR JUSTICE & ORS 2010 2 IR 701 2011 2 ILRM 157 2010 IESC 3

INQUIRY UNDER THE COMPANY SECURITIES (INSIDER DEALING) ACT 1985, IN RE (NO 1) 1988 AC 660 1988 2 WLR 33 1988 1 AER 203 1988 4 BCC 35

DUNNES STORES IRL CO & ORS v RYAN & MIN FOR ENTERPRISE 2002 2 IR 60

DOWLING & ORS v MIN FOR FINANCE UNREP SUPREME 24.5.2012 2012/10/2668 2012 IESC 32

O'KEEFFE v BORD PLEANALA & O'BRIEN 1993 1 IR 39 1992 ILRM 237

HEANEY & MCGUINNESS v IRELAND & AG 1994 3 IR 593 1994 2 ILRM 420 1994/10/3029B

SYNDESMOS MELON TIS ELEFTHERAS EVANGELIKIS EKKLISSIAS & ORS v GREECE & ORS 1994 2 CMLR 348 1992 ECR I-2111

EEC DIR 77/91 ART 25(1)

EEC DIR 77/91 ART 29(1)

KARELLA & KERALLAS v MIN FOR INDUSTRY ENERGY & TECHNOLOGY & ORGANISMOS ANASYGKROTISEOS EPICHEIRISEON AE 1991 ECR I-2691 1993 BCC 677 1994 1 BCLC 774 1993 2 CMLR 865

EEC DIR 77/91 ART 41(1)

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TREATY OF ROME ART 93

PAFITIS & ORS v TRAPEZA KENTRIKIS ELLADOS AE & ORS 1996 ECR I-1347 1996 2 CMLR 551

EEC DIR 77/91 ART 29(3)

DIAMANTIS v GREECE 2000 ECR I-1705 2001 3 CMLR 41

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REAL DECRETO LEGISLATIVO 1564/1989 (SPAIN)

EEC DIR 77/91 ART 29(6)

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 119

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 126

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION TITLE VIII

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 119(3)

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 120

COMPANIES ACT 1963 S205

PRINGLE v IRELAND & ORS 2013 2 CMLR 2 2013 AER (EC) 1

TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ART 267

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S60

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S9(8)

CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (STABILISATION) ACT 2010 S9(3)

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (REORGANISATION & WINDING-UP OF CREDIT INSTITUTIONS) REGS 2011 SI 48/2011 REG 9

Banking – Financial institution – Recapitalisation – Ministerial proposals rejected at EGM – Direction order sought by minister under Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010 – Second Company Law Directive

MR. JUSTICE McGOVERN
CONTENTS
Section A

1. Introduction

5

2. The parties

7

3. The witnesses

7

Section B

4. Background- The economic crisis and the Irish banks

10

5. Specific evidence relating to ILP

12

Section C

6. The Programme for Support

14

7. The Memorandum of Understanding

14

8. Council Regulation 407/2010 (11 th May 2010)

16

9. The Implementing Decision

17

10. United Kingdom loan

17

Section D

11. The Prudential Capital Assessment Review 2011

18

12. The BlackRock assessment

19

13. PCAR

19

14. Legal requirements for capital adequacy

19

15. PLAR and deleveraging

20

16. Central Bank decision

20

17. The Updated Memorandum of Understanding

20

Section E

18. Developments after PCAR and PLAR

22

19. The...

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