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Property & Real Estate

"The firm has an in-depth knowledge of the real estate business and has an excellent team of professionals in every area required for dealing with complex issues." — Chambers Europe 2019

Ronan Daly Jermyn has a long established and well regarded property practice and was recognised as Property Team of the Year at the 2016 Irish Law Awards. Acting for many of the major state bodies, financial institutions, developers and investors on commercial property matters, the firm delivers the full range of services necessary to manage, implement and complete significant projects.

The property sector in Ireland has changed radically over the last number of years. Our clients avail of our wide experience in all respects of the Irish property market as well as our in-depth experience of the legal intricacies facing them. This is coupled with our knowledge and ability to advise clients on opportunities, challenges and circumstances as they arise.

Our dedicated team of lawyers have acted and do act for all participants in this sector on transactions large and small including: state bodies, financial institutions, borrowers, developers, landowners, landlords and tenants, investors, vendors and purchasers. We will provide you with our in-depth experience of all issues relating to property transactions including:

  • Acquisition and disposal of all types of interests in real property
  • Advising liquidators, examiners, creditors and receivers in the management and disposal of distressed property
  • Advising borrowers and lenders in respect of financing and secured lending
  • Commercial and retail tenancy issues
  • Compliance with statutory, regulatory arrangements
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Loan portfolios
  • Planning issues
  • Property development
  • Property litigation and dispute resolution
  • Purchase and sale of commercial property
  • Retail and other commercial investments
  • Tax incentives

  • RDJ is advising Future Generation on its acquisiton of the former Coca Cola bottling plant in Cork. The firm plans to create a 600-bed student accommodation scheme.
  • RDJ advised Glenveagh Properties (“Glenveagh” or the “Group”) on the acquisition of a 113 hectare site at Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15 that could see 1,250 residential units built.
  • Due diligence and advice on portfolio loan transactions including Project Evergreen (advising KPMG as special liquidator), Project Parasol (advising Lloyds Bank)and Project Tower (advising Blackstone on property issues).
  • Acted on behalf of NAMA in relation to the development finance to a Qualifying Investor Fund (QIF) to develop the European Headquarters for a major US internet business in the Dublin Docklands.
  • Acting for AIB in the sale of a portfolio of branch properties located throughout the Munster region.
  • Instructed by Deloitte and Duff and Phelps in the disposal of several regional shopping centres (Project Harvest).
  • Advising a number of multi national inward investing companies on their property requirements. Clients include Huawei Electronics and Eli Lilly.
  • Advised in the sale of landmark Dublin office buildings (Project Platinum) to Google and Blackstone.
  • Advised on a number of significant hotel transactions – these include Castlemartyr Resort, Parknasilla Hotel, Doonbeg Resort and Fota Island Resort.
  • Acting for developer clients on site acquisitions and subsequent development schemes in commercial and residential developments.
  • Acting for financial institutions, receivers and asset managers in the management and disposal of property assets.
  • Advised in the sale of the four star Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre, Cork to the Dalata Hotel Group.
  • Advised on the sale of a property with an investment lease in favour of McDonalds Restaurants located in a prime Cork City Centre location.
  • Acted for JCD Development group in a multi purchase site assembly in Cork City centre. A new Grade A office known as "85 South Mall" is now under construction on the development site.
  • "understanding of the commercial dynamics underpinning the transaction, focusing on key issues while flagging the detail." – Chambers Europe

  • Ronan Daly Jermyn’s ‘large and easily contactable’ team is particularly strong in the hospitality sector, where it advises clients such as iNua Hospitality on significant hotel deals. In the office space, ‘likeable’ practice head John Dwyer, Margaret Ring, and Patrick Ahern, who provides ‘high-calibre’ advice, assisted O’Callaghan Properties on the development and letting of Navigation Square in Cork. All named partners are based in Cork, although the team is also present in Galway and Dublin. – The Legal 500

  • “Ronan Daly Jermyn acted for Belgian multinational Option Wireless on its acquisition of Irish premises, and is advising another client on the purchase of a large factory from Pfizer. John Dwyer has returned to full-time practice, having passed the managing partner role to Richard Martin.”The Legal 500
  • “Managing partner John Dwyer leads the team. He is a valued adviser and is praised for his “unquestionable skills and expertise.” He handles all aspects of real estate, including property finance and commercial tenancies.”  – Chambers Europe
  • “Patrick Ahern covers developments, lettings and sales of commercial schemes, acting for private institutions and public bodies. “Apart from pure legal advice, we get sound commercial advice as well. He will tell us if it's a bad deal,” reports a source.”  – Chambers Europe
  • “Margaret Ring is a key member of the team. She wins praise from clients, with one saying: “She brings technical and commercial skills to the table. She is sensible and sensitive to our needs.”  – Chambers Europe
  • "The lawyers here are extremely competent in their field of expertise, offering both business and legal acumen. The team provides practical advice and guidance." - Chambers Europe




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