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

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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 has particular expertise in international finance, acting for overseas financial institutions as well as leading Irish banks. The team advises on structured finance, project finance, securitisation and loan sales, among other areas, with significant strength in aviation and transport finance. Patrick Molloy leads the team; the ‘pragmatic‘ Michael Hastings is particularly experienced in real estate finance transactions, and counts many large Irish property investors and developers among his clients; Donal O’Donovan is noted for his ‘excellent knowledge of legal matters; David O’Mahony acts for a range of banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers; and Alma Campion specialises in acquisition, property and development finance. Laura Gleeson departed for an in-house role and Peter O’Brien left for Dentons.