Mr Brendan Cunningham > RDJ LLP > Cork, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Banking and Finance


Brendan is a Partner, practising as part of the firm’s Banking and Finance team. He has experience advising in commercial property and banking acting both on behalf of banks but also on behalf of property developers, large companies, receivers, liquidators and examiners. Brendan specialises in all aspects of banking and finance, focusing on transactions in the areas of corporate lending, acquisition finance, asset financing, secured and unsecured lending, property finance, the restructuring/enforcement of loans and loan portfolio sales and purchases.

Brendan is a Past President of the Southern Law Association, a member of the Council of the Law Society for the last 9 years, a former chairman of a division of its Regulation of Practice Committee and current vice- chair of its Education Committee. He is recommended as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer in The Legal 500.


Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.
Immediate Past President of the Southern Law Association.
Member of the Council of the Law Society and member of its Regulation of Practice Committee.


BCL (University College Cork).

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Banking and finance

RDJ LLP‘s banking and finance team is largely located in Cork, though it is building its presence in Dublin where it hired Brian Quinn as a partner from Arthur Cox in January 2021; financial services regulatory partner Brian Hunt had previously joined the Dublin team from Zurich insurance. Along with a small team in Galway, the firm has developed strong connections to Ireland’s pillar banks and alternative lenders, particularly in the construction, technology and hospitality sectors, and in real estate development and acquisition financing. Cork partners Brendan Cunningham and Tom Fox are hugely experienced, particularly in property and development finance, as is Cian Fenton, who now leads many of the team’s headline engagements.