Mr Donal O'Donovan > Matheson LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Matheson LLP

Work Department

Finance and Capital Markets Department


Donal is a partner in the Finance and Capital Markets Department. He specialises in a wide range of domestic and international finance transactions including secured and unsecured lending transactions, acquisition finance, property finance, bilateral loans, syndicated loans, financing to Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment Funds (QIAIFs) and debt restructuring. Donal acts for a number of domestic and international banks and a wide range of corporate borrowers. Donal is a lecturer for the Irish Law Society’s Diploma in Financial Law.


Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland (admitted 2007)
University College Dublin, Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies
Law Society, Diploma in Applied Finance

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Banking and finance

Matheson LLP has maintained its presence in the market and is noted for its strong domestic and international banking client base. The firm’s forte continues to be cross-border financings, along with structured finance and securitisation transactions. It remains noted for acquisition financings, fund finance and loan portfolio transactions. Patrick Molloy co-heads the finance and capital markets department and is an experienced figure in a range of bank lending transactions and debt products. Donal O’Donovan  is close to a number of international lenders and is at the forefront of the burgeoning funds finance segment. Michael Hastings  is a key name in real estate finance.