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Our combined Dublin, Limerick, Cork and London teams advise domestic and international investors, financial institutions, public bodies, developers, occupiers, retailers, and insolvency practitioners, on all aspects of property transactions and development projects across the full range of commercial property transactions including:-

  • Investment Sales and Acquisitions 
  • Loan Portfolio Transfers 
  • Real Estate Funds 
  • Development Deals 
  • Lease Transactions
  • Real Estate Finance.

We advise owners and developers on some of the largest mixed-use developments in Ireland.

Due to our vast range of practical property experience, we maintain our asset management role in many of these schemes.  Our comprehensive property asset management legal service includes day-to-day management of large property investment portfolios, mixed-use schemes, shopping centres, office developments, retail parks and hotels.  We advise on landlord and tenant issues including lease variations, exercise of break options, applications for consent, applications for licences, tenant default and rent reviews.   

We have been heavily involved high-profile property investment transactions in recent years. We have amassed significant expertise in distressed real estate transactions, both direct investment and indirectly through loan portfolio acquisition.  We are experienced in the tax efficient structuring of investment using property QIFs (Qualifying Investor Fund) and have acted for several funds in the conversion of their companies to ICAVs.     

Our team also comprises a leading new homes unit with experienced specialists who advise on development site acquisition, planning and development, scheme setup and unit and bulk sales.   

Our collaborative approach, one of Holmes’ real strengths, combines the experience and know-how of our property, construction, planning, procurement, finance, tax and corporate lawyers to help you achieve your goals and overcome the unique challenges real estate transactions and development projects can bring.  We also work closely with our litigation team on all types of property and landlord and tenant disputes.   

We have, over many decades, garnered a national and international reputation for excellence. This has cemented many instructions, both directly from internationally recognised real estate institutions and, indirectly, with top law firms in foreign jurisdictions.  

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‘An outstanding practice of long standing. The practice does not interact with clients as solely customers of a solution, process or transaction but as partners with whom the firm participates in mutual long-term benefit and pride.’

Real Estate | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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‘There is good attention to detail. The objective of the client is firstly identified and the service is tailored to the needs of the client. They value your business in a personal capacity.’

Real Estate | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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‘A great business partner. The one-to-one service provided is top class. The attention to detail is excellent. Sandra Egan leads the team extremely well and its clear that her team are getting good sound advice on matters. I would also mention Melissa Regan who is fantasti...

Real Estate | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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‘Helpful and friendly, practical advice.’

Real Estate | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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They have the scale required so that the team do not disappear just when you need them to work on another client. Sandra Egan has been very thorough in chasing down at times difficult issues and counterparts. George Kennedy has always been available to talk about stuff when ...

Real Estate | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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Sandra Egan makes complex aggressive transactions in acquisition and business transfer look simple.

Sandra Egan

Real Estate | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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Sandra Egan is very knowledgeable and very accessible to us on any query of our real estate business transactions.

Sandra Egan

Real Estate | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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A great business partner. The one-to-one service provided is top class. The attention to detail is excellent. Sandra Egan leads the team extremely well and its clear that her team are getting good sound advice on matters.

Sandra Egan

Real Estate | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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‘They have the scale required so that the team do not disappear just when you need them to work on another client. Sandra Egan has been very thorough in chasing down at times difficult issues and counterparts.'

Sandra Egan

Real Estate | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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Sandra Egan has been exceptional. She is very prompt in responding to our requests and explains everything clearly. She is solution focused and proactively works to get complex negotiations over the line for us. Her knowledge, attention to detail and awareness of future risk...

Sandra Egan

Real Estate | Legal 500 EMEA 202

Meet the Team

Awards, Membership and Recognition

British Association for Sport and Law
Chambers & Partners
Chambers Ireland - CSR Awards 2019
CTA - Tax institute
EMEA Leading Firm 2021
EMEA Next Generation Partners 2021
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Gold 9000
IELA Enviro
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Law Society Badge
Legal 500
Limerick Chamber Member
Cork Chamber Member 2021
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PNLA
Q9000
Winner Best Employer Award