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Irish commercial property sales are now showing strong growth and there is increased confidence in this sector.  We know from our clients that a growth in construction tends to lag behind a growth in property. And from our FDI clients we know that challenges such as the sometimes complex nature of the planning and planning appeals process can hamper negotiations unless handled with experience.

quotes Experienced, responsive and producing excellent quality output. Chambers Europe, 2022

Our collaborative approach, one of Philip Lee’s real strengths, means we draw in experts like our top tier planning team whenever necessary. Indeed the calibre of advice on tax, projects and procurement too, ensures our property and construction clients feel that no challenge will be left unaddressed. We work with our clients to deliver innovative solutions in a complex and changing market.


Real Estate


We provide a full range of legal services that assist our clients in the purchase, sale, development, management and letting of commercial property. We regularly advise property investors, private developers, local authorities, public sector bodies, receivers, liquidators, landlords and tenants on a broad spectrum of property related issues.  Our services include:

  • sales and acquisitions
  • commercial lettings
  • landlord and tenant issues
  • property development and energy and infrastructure provision
  • real estate finance
  • restructuring, acquisition and disposal of distressed property portfolios




On the non-contentious side, the team advises on:

  • drafting and advising on contracts for building and engineering works at all tiers
  • contracts for design consultancy services
  • construction management services
  • FM/OM services
  • collateral warranty documentation and agreements for all facets of PPP project work


We work with the National Development Finance Agency on many projects including the Devolved Schools Programme.  This project which is under the Capital Works Management Framework structure centres on the completion of 18 design build schools or refurbishment works throughout Ireland over the next 18 months. We also work on:

  • large infrastructural projects with BAM
  • the Grangegorman project
  • Primary Care Centres
  • Courts PPP projects

On the contentious side, the firm has advised on a variety of large scale and complex disputes arising out of some of the most significant construction projects in the country’s history, representing both public and private sector clients in construction disputes of a diverse nature. We have successfully acted as advocates in conciliation and arbitration proceedings arising from construction and civil engineering contracts, and provide strategic and commercial advice to drive an expeditious resolution of conflict and minimise the impact on projects.

“Careful and diligent, with a fair outlook on risk and firm recommendations.”  Legal 500

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