Ms Gillian McDonald > A&L Goodbody LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

A&L Goodbody LLP
D01 H104

Work Department

Legal Project Management


Gillian is a partner in our Legal Project Management Group, a cornerstone of our service delivery solution for clients. As legal head of the Group, she co-manages a team of 25 multidisciplinary professionals. Gillian continuously explores efficiency initiatives through the use of project management, process refinement, alternative resourcing and technology solutions to drive real value for our clients. Gillian has extensive experience across a broad range of practice areas including commercial property, finance and litigation. This enables her to provide a robust, knowledgeable and collaborative interface between the Group and specialist practice areas ensuring legal excellence with efficient delivery.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Banking and finance

A&L Goodbody LLP has one of the largest practices in the market, complemented by established teams in Belfast, London and New York. The firm is at the forefront of large-scale corporate financings, along with real estate and development financings, and loan portfolio sales. It has continued to land big-ticket acquisition finance engagements and has represented clients in connection with the Covid-19 credit guarantee scheme. The firm has particularly strong institutional relationships to lenders in the UK, US and Germany. Ciarán Rogers is a recognised senior statesman in the market, known for his expertise in securitisation and structured finance. Peter Murray is head of the general finance team and is noted for acquisition finance, syndicated lending and bank restructurings and exits. Seamus Ó’Cróinín  is also a leader in aviation finance and loan portfolio sales. Niamh McMahon is another emerging name, particularly in real estate and development finance. Consultant Catherine Duffy also provides further senior level gravitas. Robbie O’Driscoll  and Gillian McDonald  were promoted to partner status in January 2021. Maireadh Dale  has left the firm.