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OBH Partners

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

OBH Partners has a broad-based practice, but with a strong record in mining and exploration, brewing and distilling, and technology (including fintech and medtech). It is also well plugged into the start-up and growth company segment. It has continued to advise on a steady pipeline of M&A transactions, investments and joint ventures, among other engagements. Founding partner Orlaith O’Brien has a fully-rounded corporate practice, including public and private M&A. Susan Noone provides further senior-level corporate expertise, including private M&A and corporate reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

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


‘OBH’s team is highly experienced and capable at all levels. We particularly like the fact that the OBH partners provides active, hands-on support for all of our corporate and M&A activities.’

Very competent-prompt response – transparent and reasonable billing.

Excellent service – individual and personalised, strong collaborative approach underpinned by a deep commercial knowledge.

‘OBH partner Susan Noone has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Irish company law that she interprets and applies in the most constructive and appropriate ways to support our business.’

Orlaith O’Brien – extensive knowledge – good practical advice – prompt and detailed response to queries – supported by conscientious and very professional team.

‘Orlaith O’Brien is a main partner in the firm and is the guiding influence and decision maker. She has vast experience in our sector being also legal advisor to a number of similar listed companies. Orlaith is always contactable and available and makes our team feel comfortable at meetings and not embarrassed to ask the most simplistic of questions, the answers to which might seem obvious to her. She has a friendly and approachable manner.’

‘As lead partner Orlaith provides hands on advice and offers clear guidance to clients and staff to ensure a very favourable outcome.’

Key clients

Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH

Greystones Media Campus Limited

Kibo Energy Public Limited Company

Minco Exploration Plc

Hidramed Solutions Limited

Change Donations Limited

Ardilaun Energy Limited

Ovoca Bio Plc

Ireland > Real estate Tier 4

Led by June Hynes and John Burke, OBH Partners' real estate team advises on acquisitions and leases across the residential and commercial property sectors. Hynes is praised as ‘highly skilled’ in this area of law, while the team as a whole is valued by clients for its ‘tremendous expertise.

Practice head(s):

June Hynes; John Burke

Other key lawyers:

Domhnall McKevitt


‘They offer accessibility to partners, unlike other mid-sized firms. They are highly personable people, with good knowledge and a highly pragmatic approach to problem solving.’

‘June Hynes is highly skilled in real estate law. Domhnall McKevitt has a pragmatic and practical approach to getting the job done.’

‘The team are always available for us and also ready to engage with new matters. OBH Partners can also deploy more resources when we are looking at a portfolio deal or even more complicated matter.’

‘June Hynes and John Burke are exceptional property and commercial lawyers.’

‘OBH have shown tremendous expertise in both the acquisitions and ongoing requirements of a very substantial real estate portfolio. They have been very proactive during the Covid-19 crisis and have made sure that all our requirements and deadlines have been met. You always look for an adviser to have your back and I have no hesitation in saying that OBH go that extra mile.’

‘June Hynes is very pragmatic when dealing with the various parties to a deal and is very comfortable taking positions on our behalf. June and her team are motivated, have excellent sector awareness, have shown great resilience during Covid-19 and, most importantly, have communicated well with all our stakeholders.’

‘They always respond to calls for advice in a timely fashion and importantly will tell you if the information sought requires input from others rather than trying to gloss over answers.’

‘Very good access to partners.’

Key clients

Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH

Earlsfort Group

John Sisk and Sons

Teeling Group

Greystones Media Campus Limited

Kinvara Homes

JCD Group (John Cleary Developments)

Work highlights

  • Advised Deka Immobilien Investment on a number of property acquisitions in Ireland.

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.

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