Ogier Leman > Dublin, Ireland > Firm Profile

Ogier Leman
Percy Exchange
8 - 34 Percy Place
D04 P5K3

Ireland > Real estate Tier 2

Ogier Leman is well known for the variety of real estate work it handles for a varied client base that includes developers, tenants, property funds, and hotel companies. The team assists with landlord and tenant matters, property finance, acquisition and development, and asset management. Practice head John Hogan regularly advises joint venture partners on the acquisition and structuring of high-profile property investments, and Andrew Nagle is highly active in the commercial letting space.

Practice head(s):

John Hogan

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Nagle; Gavin Fitzgerald


‘The team at Ogier Leman LLP has a great ability to solve the problem and communicate a simple way forward. John Hogan and Gavin Fitzgerald are the best.’

‘Great attitude, always looking for solutions and always having a clear plan going forward. All the team member has a can-do attitude.’

‘Andrew Nagle advises on several projects, and his can-do attitude gives great comfort and in a timely fashion with all the complexities of the law explained in simple terms. He is very commercial and enjoys complex transactions.’

‘The team provides the legal advice, always innovating in finding solutions.’

‘The team is always available to respond to a client’s needs. They work hard to make things happen within tight timelines. They have a broad range of expertise and experience among the real estate team, with great leadership provided by the practice head John Hogan.’

‘Andrew Nagle, Gavin Fitzgerald and John Hogan are stand-out performers. They can always be relied upon to deliver solutions, no matter how difficult the situation or circumstances.’

‘Ogier Leman LLP is very proactive in terms of stakeholder engagement and a significant contributor to meeting a client’s very tight closing timeframe.’

‘The individual demonstrates a strong willingness to work to a very tight closing timeframe. Their advice is exceptional, and they clearly outline all risks and provide strong guidance. Gavin Fitzgerald has professionalism and commerciality.’

Key clients

Press Up Group

Gem Construction

Hibernia REIT

Gate Gourmet Ireland Limited

The Durkan Group

Barina Construction

Kellogg Europe Trading Limited

Grand Coast Capital Group

Beannchor Group

Kennedy Wilson

Ireland > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Ogier Leman has excellent dispute resolution credentials with a number of experienced professionals within the team, including Larry Fenelon SC, who was awarded Senior Counsel status in 2021. The firm is particularly rated for real estate disputes, along with banking and financial services litigation. Ronan McGoldrick is another prominent practitioner, especially in financial services litigation, and is also chairman of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association.

Practice head(s):

Larry Fenelon SC; Ronan McGoldrick

Other key lawyers:

Elaine White; Stephen O’Connor; Maria Edgeworth


‘My personal experience with the people I dealt with was excellent from the outset.’

‘Ronan McGoldrick was, from my initial meeting, very straightforward in his assessment of an upcoming dispute and the possible outcomes.’

‘We have been working with Ogier Leman for over 10 years. The practice is very professional, approachable and knowledgeable with an excellent team made up of skilled partners and associates. If we require urgent advice or assistance there is always a partner available to chat to us and provide us with what we need. The team have proved invaluable to us over the past decade and we will continue to work closely with them over the next 10 years.’

‘We have had the pleasure of working with a variety of the team in particular Larry Fenelon, Ronan McGoldrick and Stephen O Connor. They all stand out as going the extra mile for their clients, taking calls and emails outside of normal business hours and always being available to address any urgent matters.’

‘Good, solid team. Generally stuck to timelines, gave a sense of security to us as the client – they had a confidence and knowledge in the areas that mattered i.e. litigation and defamation. Team were friendly and very easy to talk to – more so than other law firms.’

‘Ronan McGoldrick has gravitas and is clearly quick-witted, gives a sense of a steady hand guiding the ship. I appreciated his ability to focus on the issue at hand, and cut through some of the tendency of other lawyers (inc external barristers) to pontificate on calls. Stephen O’Connor brings a fresh perspective to the partnership. He was very approachable and easy to work with.’

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Ogier Leman is the result of a June 2022 merger between Dublin firm Leman Solicitors and international offshore giant Ogier. The merger gives the Dublin team additional international credibility. Showcasing the office’s cross-border capabilities, it advised the shareholders of Digitary Ireland on the sale of the Digitary Group, including Australian and Canadian subsidiaries of the Irish parent company, to Brentwood Associates Private Equity VI and PCS Holdings. The corporate group, headed by the immensely experienced Dominic Conlon, was also enhanced in 2022 by the arrival of Edon Byrnes from DWF. Mark Roberts left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Dominic Conlon

Other key lawyers:


‘I believe the team’s willingness to be proactive and find solutions is a very admirable quality. I think each department is closely connected which means the client can get a holistic approach which is not always the case with other firms.’

Key clients

B.E.S. Management Limited

Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland Limited

Saol Therapeutics Research Limited

PressUp Group

Resure Corporate Brokers

Connelly Partners

Padraig Thornton waste Disposal Limited

Oran Precast Limited

Service Matters Limited

Titan HQ

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of Digitary Ireland on the sale of the Digitary Group, including Australian and Canadian subsidiaries of the Irish parent company, to Brentwood Associates Private Equity VI and PCS Holdings.
  • Acted as Irish counsel to Saol Therapeutics group on the portfolio sale of FDA-approved commercial products, belonging to various Saol entities, including its Irish subsidiary Saol Therapeutics Research Limited, to Kamada.
  • Advised the shareholders of Oran Precast on the sale of their shareholding to Kilsaran Precast.

Ireland > Employment Tier 4

After a merger with Ogier in March 2022, Leman Solicitors LLP is now known as Ogier Leman. Its employment and corporate immigration team handles a wide range of labour law matters, including disciplinary issues, harassment, employee grievances, TUPE transactions and corporate immigration. On the contentious side, it assists both domestic and international clients from a range of sectors in disputes arising from unfair dismissals and discrimination. Practice head Bláthnaid Evans has a strong background in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors, and focuses on restructurings, protected disclosures and gender pay gap issues.

Practice head(s):

Bláthnaid Evans


‘Bláthnaid Evans leads the exceptional employment law team at Ogier Leman. They are commercially oriented, providing solid and pragmatic employment law advice to businesses, always prioritising the needs of their clients.’

‘Bláthnaid Evans is highly experienced in the area of employment law. She gives clear-headed advice and is very client focused in her approach.’

‘The team is extremely friendly and flexible. Very fast and efficient at turning documentation around and also very accessible.’

‘Bláthnaid Evans gives honest and helpful advice in easy-to-understand language. He is very helpful overall and goes above and beyond in terms of availability.’

‘The Ogier Leman is strong in its commercial knowledge, legal understanding and ability to explain complex issues with clarity.’

‘Bláthnaid Evans is a superb lawyer of the highest quality. An individual who can both command a room and engage with clients directly and in clear comprehensible ways. She is a go-to lawyer in Ireland.’

‘The team is friendly, approachable and knowledgable. They are extremely fast to reply, clear, conscious, straight talking.’

Edon Byrnes photoMr Edon ByrnesEdon is a partner in the Ogier Corporate team. His practice covers…
Dominic Conlon photoMr Dominic ConlonDominic heads up Ogier’s Corporate team in Ireland. Described as “excellent” by…
Bláthnaid Evans photoMs Bláthnaid EvansBláthnaid is partner and head of Employment and Corporate Immigration at Ogier…
Larry Fenelon SC photoMr Larry Fenelon SCLarry is partner and head of the Dispute Resolution team at Ogier…
Gavin Fitzgerald photoMr Gavin FitzgeraldGavin is a partner in Ogier’s Real Estate team in Dublin, Ireland.…
John Hogan photoMr John HoganJohn is a Legal 500 “Next Generation Partner” and the practice partner…
Ronan McGoldrick photoMr Ronan McGoldrickRonan is a partner in Ogier’s Dispute Resolution team in Ireland. A…
Andrew Nagle photoMr Andrew NagleAndrew is a partner in the Ogier Real Estate team in Ireland,…
Stephen O'Connor photoMr Stephen O'ConnorStephen is a partner in Ogier’s Dispute Resolution team in Dublin, Ireland,…
Elaine White photoMs Elaine WhiteElaine is a partner in the Ogier Dispute Resolution team in Dublin…