Firm Profile > OBH Partners > Dublin, Ireland

OBH Partners

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

OBH Partners has niche expertise in the mining and exploration sector, and has also been active in transactions in the property, hotels and healthcare sectors. The team advises on M&A and private equity and venture capital investments (where Susan Noone is particularly experienced). As well as a growing number of start-ups, the team acts for founder and family-owned Irish businesses and several international companies. 'Sharp operator' Orlaith O’Brien heads the practice and specialises in M&A, corporate finance and capital markets work.

Practice head(s):

Orlaith O’Brien; Susan Noone; David Lynch; Daragh Bohan


OBH Partners offers hands-on partner engagement. The team provides outstanding service, always working for the best business outcome and always considerate of keeping our total legal costs in line with budgets.

Susan Noone has a remarkable understanding of Irish and UK corporate law and has always proven to be very effective at getting deals done. She is always very present throughout our transactions and, while associates are involved in the background, Susan is always front and centre with us.

Key clients

BMEx Limited

Deka Immobiliten Investment

Pu Yuan Group

Campus Oil Limited

Ardilaun Energy Limited

Kibo Energy Plc

Cambrist Limited

Real estate Tier 4

Boutique firm OBH Partners has a strong commercial property team which has been involved in a number of high-profile transactions, including the acquisition of Whitewater and Mahon Point shopping centres and several hotels. The team also assisted Helped Deka with a property due diligence exercise during its  bid for the Green REIT portfolio. Founding partner June Hynes and John Burke jointly head the practice.

Practice head(s):

June Hynes; John Burke


‘We have worked with Susan Noone, an OBH Partner, on all of our transactions. Susan Noone has a remarkable understanding of Irish & UK corporate law and has always proven to be very effective at getting deals done.’

OBH Partners offers tier 1 legal support with the hands on partner engagement more typical of smaller firms.’

Key clients

Deka Immobilien

Investments Gmbh

John Sisk and Sons

Teeling Whiskey Company Limited

Earlsfort Centre (Developments)

Ravenshall Developments Limited

JCD Group

The firm: Established in 2002, OBH Partners is a partner-led law firm recognised as a leading Irish corporate law firm providing corporate legal services to international clients, domestic companies, emerging Irish businesses and public bodies. OBH Partners focuses on supporting the business growth of its clients. The compact team has gained a reputation for the quality of its service, understanding of client needs and expectations, and a solution-focused commercial approach to legal issues.

Areas of practice: The corporate group deals with a wide range of corporate transactions across a diverse spectrum of industries, regularly on a multi-jurisdictional basis. The team has considerable experience in M&A, business acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring and equity investment.

The capital markets team advises on clients’ capital market and corporate finance activities and is recognised as having particular experience in assisting clients to admit to the AIM section of the London Stock Exchange. The team has recently extended its expertise to bond issuances. The experience and knowledge of the capital markets team offers tailored legal advice coupled with efficient project management.

The employment team advises the firm’s corporate clients on various employment-related issues including advising on policies and procedures, restructuring and redundancy and termination issues. It also advises on employment contracts, restrictive covenants and employment legislation.

The property team, which has grown in recent years, advises on all aspects of commercial property for developers, lending institutions, property advisers and receivers.

The construction section within the property team works closely with the firm’s development clients and has been involved in some of the most significant development projects carried out in Ireland in recent years.

The firm’s dispute resolution team supports its corporate and property teams, advising the firm’s clients on disputes arising from corporate acquisitions, shareholder/minority issues and contract disputes.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions Orlaith O'Brien
Mergers and acquisitions Susan Noone
Corporate finance Orlaith O'Brien
Corporate finance Edel Conway
Real estate June Hynes
Real estate John Burke
Construction John Burke
Employment Susan Noone
Dispute resolution David Lynch
Capital markets Orlaith O'Brien
Capital markets Edel Conway
Number of lawyers : 12