Donal is Head of the firm’s Real Estate & Construction Group.

He is experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate. He has advised on many large commercial property transactions, acting for Irish and international investors, local authorities, developers, lenders, tenants and receivers. He also advises on complex property related litigation matters. Donal specialises in advising public bodies in relation to PPP projects, compulsory purchase schemes and “land for buildings” transactions. He also works on transaction structuring, helping his clients to protect themselves against unforeseen legal and tax consequences.

Key highlights include advising:

  • Arthur Cox in relation to the negotiation of the development agreements and lease for their new corporate HQ.
  • Boston Scientific in the acquisition of factory facility.
  • Central Bank of Ireland on all aspects connected with the development of its new HQ building on Dublin’s North Quays and the sale of its Dame Street Properties.
  • Courts Service in relation to the PPP project for the development and refurbishment of seven court buildings.
  • Irish Forestry Unit Trust in the acquisition of a forestry portfolio.
  • Various lenders on financing hotels and development financing.
  • Various receivers on the sale of large commercial properties.