Ms Alma O'Sullivan > Maples Group > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group

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Alma is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Banking team in the Maples Group’s Dublin office. Alma has experience in advising on a range of domestic and cross-border banking and finance transactions.  Alma’s expertise includes advising banks and borrowers in connection with corporate debt facilities, acquisition financing, fund finance, real estate financing (investment and development) and restructurings.  She also has particular expertise in real estate financing involving QIAIF structures and portfolio loan sales.


Alma joined the Maples Group in 2010 and was elected as a partner in 2017.  She previously worked for a leading Irish law firm.


Member of the Law Society of Ireland
Member of 100 Women in Finance


National University of Ireland, Galway, B. Corp Law (Hons), 2001
National University of Ireland, Galway, LLB (Hons), 2002
University College Dublin, LLM. Commercial Law (Hons), 2007


Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Alma O’SullivanMaples Group

Maples Group continues to be a frequent counsel to lenders and borrowers, with a notable upswing in pandemic-related engagements from the retail and hospitality industries. Real estate investment, development and acquisition finance grew for the firm towards the end of 2020 and into 2021, along with Covid-19 Guarantee Scheme mandates. Fund financing remains a key forte for the firm in Dublin with the firm representing a series of major fund borrowers. It has also maintained solid connections to Ireland’s pillar banks. Elizabeth Bradley is an established name in the market, frequently advising on a wide range of financing products and loan portfolio sales. Sarah Francis continues to cement her standing in new money lending, restructurings and loan portfolio transactions, while Alma O’Sullivan is another emerging talent. Vanessa Lawlor and Nichola O’Reilly were promoted to of counsel in 2021 and 2022, respectively.