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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 is one of the best in town and surrounds himself with a great team.’ - Legal 500

‘Cian MacGinley and his team have a great technical knowledge of the law and specifically property items. I feel safe that he knows the answers and is very diligent in the execution of his work. He is also very smart in thinking through difficult issues.’ - Legal 500

'Cian MacGinley is a good negotiator' - Legal 500

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

Interviewees praise his "can-do approach" - 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 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 for landlords and tenants alike;
  • forward-sales and forward-funding in the private rented sector (PRS) / Build to Rent (BTR) and social housing;
  • the re-structuring of property assets; and
  • title reviews, planning law and environmental law.

Cian's recent experience includes:

  • Lead legal advisor for a German fund, with LuxCo structure, on several office investment acquisitions in Dublin for circa €100m.
  • Advising an Irish/US joint venture on the largest office pre-let ever in Ireland, being the AFL and €1bn Lease to Salesforce.
  • Advising an Irish REIT on the acquisition of several multi-let office blocks in Dublin for circa €90m, and ongoing estate management.
  • Advising an Irish property developer on site acquisitions and site assembly, pre-lets and ultimate sale of investment assets once constructed.
  • Advising daa (Dublin Airport Authority) on the acquisition of 6 hangars at Dublin Airport and ongoing advice on occupational deals with hangar operators and airlines.
  • Lead advisor to an Irish investment firm on several site acquisitions (totalling over €200m), development related issues and setting up disposal structures.
  • Advising a US fund on the forward-sale of 250 residential units in Dublin.
  • Advising a UK fund on the forward-funding of 300 residential units in Dublin.
  • Advising a Singaporean/Dutch joint venture on the forward-purchase of over 500 residential units in Ireland.
  • Advising a Korean fund on the acquisition of an office investment in Dublin.