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Cian MacGinley, Partner

Cian MacGinley


Practice areas

  • Real estate

Practice notes

Cian is a Partner in the Real Estate Department.

Cian MacGinley "has an amazing understanding of the law around property" - Chambers Europe

"He is super smart and has neat solutions to complex problems." - Chambers Europe

Cian "is very straightforward and explains the legal points in a concise commercial way" - Chambers Europe

"He is extremely quick at homing in on the elements of a deal that are imperative to my company," - Chambers Europe

Cian is "good at seeing round corners, looking after small details and keeping you covered." - Chambers Europe

Cian is "a solid, safe pair of hands, who makes things easy to understand and straightforward." - Chambers Europe

Cian has extensive and practical experience in all areas of commercial real estate law and commercial leasing and has a particular expertise in both planning law and environmental law. Cian acts for some of the largest and most prestigious international and indigenous investors and developers on:

  • the acquisition, disposal and management of Irish property, including site assembly;
  • the development and financing of property assets;
  • the negotiation of complex real estate transactions and commercial lease deals (office, retail, leisure, hotels) for landlords and tenants alike;
  • the re-structuring of property assets; and
  • title review, planning law and environmental law.

Cian's recent experience includes:

  • Lead legal advisor on a complex acquisition of a fully let office block in Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin.
  • Advising a US private investment fund on the acquisition of Greenstar waste management company.
  • Advising a REIT on the acquisition of two let office blocks in Dublin for circa €90m. 
  • Advising an indigenous property developer on a range of legal issues from site acquisition, design team appointments / collateral warranties and development to completing a pre-let deal with Aldi.
  • Advising a vendor/receiver on the sale of a 20 acre residential development site at Scholarstown Road, Rathfarmham, Dublin.
  • Advising a major international service provider on its new office HQ lease in Dublin.
  • Advising the Dublin Airport Authority on the acquisition of six hangars at Dublin Airport and completing occupational deals with hangar operators and airlines.
  • Advising a joint venture between US and Irish private investment firms on two site acquisitions for development.
  • Advising a landlord on the sale of a shopping centre.