Cathal is an Associate Solicitor in our Commercial Property Department and is based in our Galway office. Cathal advises Irish and international clients on all aspects of Irish commercial property law, with a particular expertise in complex commercial leasing transactions.

Cathal acts for both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of new leases and agreements for lease (pre-lets), the assignment / subletting of existing leases and resolution of disputes which may arise during a tenancy.

He has significant experience in sales and acquisitions of various types of commercial property, including retail, office, industrial and development lands.

He also advises on real estate aspects of corporate acquisitions and mergers.


  • Acting as real estate solicitor for a multinational Silicon Valley headquartered (Dublin headquartered for EMEA) internet technology company with a significant property portfolio, including advising on new leases, agreements for lease, issues with existing leases, sales and acquisitions.
  • Managing sale of large industrial park in Co Kildare for a multinational computer technology company.
  • Acting for a retail bank in the roll-out of a number of leases of retail premises throughout the country.

Contact Cathal

+353 91 314 344


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  • Diploma in Corporate Law and Governance
    Law Society of Ireland
  • L.L.M. (Masters in Law)
    Trinity College, Dublin
  • B.C.L. (European)
    University College Dublin

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