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Boost in property market sees Philip Lee expand its property department

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In response to the recent growth in the property market in Ireland, Philip Lee has expanded its commercial property department with the appointment of John O’Donoghue as a partner. Mr. O’Donoghue is the third new partner that has joined the growing team at Philip Lee this year.

Specialising in commercial real estate, John O’Donoghue joins from a large Dublin law firm where he gained substantial expertise and experience advising leading property companies, local authorities, retailers and private individuals in relation to the acquisition, development and management of their Irish property portfolios.

Mr. O’Donoghue advises on all issues surrounding the acquisition, leasing and development of land and buildings. He also has particular experience in the landlord and tenant area and regularly advises on lettings, negotiating both short-term and full repairing and insuring leases, management/service charge structures in developments, VAT and other tax issues.

Commenting on the appointment, Philip Lee, Managing Partner at Philip Lee, said: “John is an exceptional lawyer. We are delighted he has joined our team. From environment and planning to real estate and construction, we now have an amazing team, ready to assist in ensuring that much needed infrastructure and commercial developments can reach fruition.”

“As the property market begins to recover, we have seen a surge in activity in this area. We are developing our offering to ensure we have the resources needed as the market’s progression intensifies.”

About Philip Lee
Philip Lee is a specialist commercial law firm. It has offices in Dublin, Brussels and San Francisco. It offers expertise in a number of sectors and legal service areas, including:

Banking and Finance
Commercial Contracts
Construction, Projects and PPP
Corporate transactions
Data, Privacy and Technology
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
EU, Competition, State Aid
Employment and Pensions
Insolvency and restructuring
Intellectual Property and Technology
Property and Planning
Public and Administrative

Charity and Not-for-Profit
Clean Technology
Energy and Natural Resources
Food, Beverage and Agriculture
Foreign Direct Investment
Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Life Science
High Potential Start Up
Media and Entertainment
Property and Construction
Public and Regulatory