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1 LANYON QUAY, BELFAST, BT1 3LG, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9099 8207
Fax:
Fax 028 9099 2552
DX:
445 NR Belfast 2
Email:
Web:
www.davidsonmcdonnell.com

The firm: Davidson McDonnell was established in 2015, initially with a niche Commercial Property focus, and with a desire to deliver legal services in a more flexible and innovative way than traditional law firms.

The firm caters for clients who typically use large commercial law firms and expect a high level of specialism and service, but prefer to work with dedicated senior solicitors on all matters. Underpinning each transaction is our high degree of specialism within the sectors in which we practice.

In 2016 the firm expanded significantly in response to client demands. The cornerstone of the firm remains Commercial Real Estate however we have developed strong offerings in the Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Finance & Insolvency fields.

Built on a "best in class" approach to recruitment we have employed some of Northern Ireland's brightest legal talent creating a team which offers a fresh approach and consistently delivers advice from a truly commercial perspective.

At Davidson McDonnell we pride ourselves on our client focused approach, our lawyers enjoy working closely with clients to build longstanding relationships and our aim, in all cases, is to provide an exceptional client experience.

This means providing legal advice of a consistently high standard in a friendly, professional and efficient manner. It also means working with our clients to understand their legal and commercial needs and tailoring our services accordingly. 

Areas of practice: Commercial Property: The Commercial Property team at Davidson McDonnell is widely regarded as one of the leading teams in the Northern Ireland legal market.

The hallmark of the team is our degree of specialism in the Commercial Property sector with a client base encompassing institutional investors, developers, funders, retailers, tenants and high net worth individuals.

Our main areas of expertise include;

  • Sale and purchase of all types of commercial property
  • Lease transactions, acting for both landlords and tenants
  • Development and joint venture arrangements
  • Property-based secured lending transactions
  • Construction
  • Property management
  • Effect and implications of Northern Ireland business tenancies legislation
  • Stamp duty land tax and VAT on property.

Corporate and Commercial: The Corporate team at Davidson McDonnell provides specialist corporate and commercial advice to clients of all sizes, at all stages of growth and across all sectors.

The practice is client-focused and our aim, in all cases, is to deliver an exceptional client experience.

This means providing legal advice of a consistently high standard in a friendly, professional and efficient manner.  It also means working with our clients to understand their legal and commercial needs, and tailoring our services accordingly.

Our main areas of expertise include;

  • Private equity and venture capital funding
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Shareholder agreements, joint ventures and other partnership arrangements
  • Corporate reorganisations and restructurings
  • Commercial agreements.

Dispute Resolution: The Commercial Dispute Resolution team at Davidson McDonnell provides specialist advise to clients on contentious commercial matters of all sizes.

We aim to offer a fresh approach to advice in this area, to deliver guidance and representation from a truly commercial perspective, to work with our clients to provide time and cost effective alternatives to traditional litigation, and in all cases, to deliver an exceptional client experience.

This means working closely with our clients to understand their commercial needs and objectives, to establish where and how the problem sits within the context of each client's overall business and to tailor our advice and services accordingly.

Our main areas of expertise include;

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Construction including adjudication, arbitration and litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution including mediation
  • Breach of contract, including non-payment and non-performance
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Restructuring and insolvency.

Finance : The Finance team at Davidson McDonnell offer specialist advice to clients on all aspects of financing transactions, acting on behalf of corporate and individual borrowers, banks and other financial institutions.

We aim to deliver exceptional client service with a strong commercial focus in order to support our clients in meeting their long term business goals.

Our main areas of expertise include;

  • General secured and unsecured lending transactions on both a bilateral and syndicated basis
  • Property and development finance
  • Corporate finance
  • Asset-based finance
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency.

In addition to practising in Northern Ireland, a number of team members are dual qualified and the firm also acts regularly on matters in England & Wales.

  • Number of UK partners: 4
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 8
  • Breakdown of work %
  • Corporate and commercial: 15
  • Dispute resolution: 10
  • Finance and insolvency: 5
  • Commercial Property : 70

Above material supplied by Davidson McDonnell Solicitors.

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