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Peter McGarvey

Partner, Galway Office

Peter is a Partner, practising as part of the firm’s Real Estate team. He specialises in commercial property including financing, acquisition, development and construction, leasing and disposal.

Peter’s clients include Allied Irish Banks Plc, Pepper, Permanent TSB Plc, Bank of Ireland, KBC Bank Ireland Plc, Ulster Bank and NAMA and he has recently been involved in the financing of various high profile social housing schemes for the pillar banks. Peter acts for various developers, including those acquiring, funding, constructing and leasing Primary Care Centres in Ireland to the HSE, GPs and Pharmacies. Peter also heads the team advising Kilkenny Abbey Quarter Development Limited and Shannon Airport Authority DAC.

Before joining RDJ, Peter spent 4 years as a team lead and head of loan sales in the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) dealing with debt work-out and restructuring, enforcement, asset and multi-jurisdiction loan portfolio sales, secured and unsecured lending, refinancing and commercial and residential property development to meet government targets.

Peter previously worked for 12 years in the real estate and construction department of one of Northern Ireland’s leading commercial practices in the construction and development of social and affordable housing for Oaklee, nursing homes for NI developers and the development of numerous Tesco superstores.


MA (Ollscoil na Gaillimhe)
MBA (UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School)
GNAM Private Equity (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
LLB (The Queens University of Belfast)
Diploma in Finance Law (Law Society of Ireland)
Diploma in Insolvency (Chartered Accountants of Ireland)
Certificate in Commercial Contracts (Law Society of Ireland)
Certificate in Conveyancing (Law Society of Ireland)


Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Associate Member of the RICS.

Peter McGarvey and the team are very proactive and commercial in managing cases. Issues are dealt with timely and all potential avenues to a solution are explored.
– The Legal 500 (2024)
Peter McGarvey – very approachable & reasonable; practical approach taken and good commercial insight shown in dealing with our cases. Value Peter’s clarity when discussing more complex legal concerns.
– The Legal 500 (2024)