Ms Elizabeth Bradley > Maples Group > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

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Elizabeth is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Banking and Finance team in the Maples Group’s Dublin office. Elizabeth specialises in banking and finance law, advising clients in structuring, negotiating, implementing and restructuring a range of financing transactions. She acts for leading domestic and global financial institutions, alternative lenders, major corporates, private equity funds and limited partnerships across a wide range of domestic and cross-border finance transactions. These include real estate financing (investment and development), acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance and fund financing, through bilateral and syndicated deals. Elizabeth also advises on loan portfolio sales, acting for purchasers, vendors and servicers.


Elizabeth joined the Maples Group in 2012 having previously worked for a large Irish corporate law firm and was elected a partner in 2014. She has been ranked by Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500.

Elizabeth was ranked as a “Leading Individual” in The Legal 500’s 2020 and 2021 Guide. In this guide, clients attested that “We have worked with Elizabeth on a number of transactions and have the utmost confidence in her judgement and advice. Liz is a very high-quality lawyer with an easy communications style”. Another client was quoted as saying: “Excellent support was provided in a straightforward manner. I would highly recommend Elizabeth Bradley”.

Chambers Global 2021 reported that clients had said Elizabeth “has a great eye for detail, which gives us full confidence”. The same source goes on to note Elizabeth’s “excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills”.

IFLR 2020 ranked Elizabeth as “Highly Regarded” and said she was “Very experienced with excellent legal and sector knowledge while also being very commercial and practical. Innovative and solution focused. An asset to my business“. Another client said that Elizabeth “is excellent. She is pragmatic, proactive, commercially astute and always accessible”.


Member of the Law Society of Ireland
Committee Member of the Irish Chapter of 100 Women in Finance
Mentor on the Triple FS Cross Company Mentoring Programme


UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business, Dip. Business Studies (Hons), 1999
University of College Dublin, BCL (Hons), 1998

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Elizabeth BradleyMaples 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.