Real estate and development law

Pragmatic, commercially focused legal advice makes a powerful difference when making major property decisions. Our EY Law real estate team advise on complex real estate and development law matters supporting clients on all aspects of a transaction, from inception to completion. We develop long-lasting relationships with our clients, providing more than just legal advice - we are trusted advisors.

What EY real estate and development law can do for you

We are passionate about the real estate industry and have strong expertise and experience acting in relation to all types of real estate projects both in Ireland and abroad. Our senior lead real estate law team have extensive experience acting for various stakeholders including buyers, sellers, landowners, developers, investors, not-for-profits, landlords and tenants.


The team also acts for institutional and international investors on their investments in the Irish real estate market. 


Our team forms part of the larger EY Law Global network of over 95 law firms in which we work collaboratively with lawyers covering core skill sets including general corporate law, restructuring, employment law, and technology and commercial law. 


Our real estate law team works alongside our other EY real estate specialists in areas such as Tax, Strategy and Transactions, Restructuring and Debt Advisory. Our sector approach to real estate allows EY Law Ireland and EY work in an integrated, seamless and streamlined manner ensuring that our clients experience law as part of a true end to end service offering, that is unique in the Irish market. When working with EY and EY Law Ireland, clients have the advantage of dealing with one team. Instead of using service providers from multiple teams in multiple firms, businesses eliminate layers of project management, adding to efficiencies around time, resources and costs.


Core Client Service Offerings

Our real estate law services include:


  • Acquisitions and Disposals: From office blocks and shopping centres to social housing units, we can assist clients with all their real estate law needs.
  • Commercial Leasing: Whether you are a landlord or an occupier of an office, retail unit or commercial premises, we can assist you with your leasing requirements.
  • Development: We will be your trusted advisor on all real estate aspects of large scale developments of commercial and/or residential schemes.
  • Advisory: We can assist with all aspects of clients’ real estate projects, from inception to completion.

Our latest thinking

How can green leases help maintain the sustainability of a new building

EY Law Ireland discuss the objectives in the construction and conservation of new buildings which are environmentally accredited, and the role green leases have in maintaining that objective.

28 Feb 2023 |Alan Murphy

How landlords and tenants can make an existing lease “greener”

EY Law Ireland Real Estate team discuss how landlords and tenants can make their existing lease greener.

09 Feb 2023 |Alan Murphy

How can landowners prepare for the Residential Zoned Land Tax before the new year

EY Law and Tax experts advise on next steps to prepare for the Residential Zoned Land Tax before the New Year, including land criteria, local authority maps and submissions.

18 Dec 2022 |Alan Murphy

Why employers need to plan ahead for changed real estate requirements

Early engagement with landlords is vitally important for organisations contemplating a shift to hybrid or more flexible working arrangements.

17 Feb 2022 |Alan Murphy

The team

Alan Murphy

Partner, Head of Law, EY Law Ireland

Contact EY Law Ireland

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