Andrew Muckian


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Andrew is a Partner in William Fry’s Real Estate Department. He advises on all types of property development and investment transactions, having particular expertise in forward purchases, joint ventures and income sharing leases; institutional portfolio and tax-driven property investment; retail transactions; sale and leaseback transactions; and syndicate investments using partnership, limited partnership, corporate and co-ownership structures. Andrew was a member of the REIT Forum in Ireland and is a regular contributor to national media on property law issues and a frequent speaker at commercial property seminars.

Recent significant work includes advising:

  • The buyer of the Project Jewel portfolio including Dundrum Town Centre as part of Ireland's largest ever Real Estate transaction
  • The seller of the Boland's Quay office and residential development to Google Ireland Limited 
  • The buyer of the Project Opera portfolio comprising major Dublin office and retail investments including the Bank of Ireland HQ and Stillorgan Shopping Centre for a price in excess of €300m;
  • A US private equity fund on the acquisition of multi family developments at Central Park, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Clancy Quay, Dublin 8, Alliance Gasworks, Dublin 4, Liffey Trust building, Dublin 1 and Sandford Lodge, Dublin 6; and
  • A NAMA appointed receiver on the sale of the Rockbrook Estate multi family development at Rockbrook, Sandyford.

Andrew is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer by international legal directories.

"He is incredibly experienced, commercially savvy and able to understand all of the clients requirements above and beyond the parameters of the legal issues. He has excellent judgement which we value very highly," says one interviewee in ​Chambers Europe 2019 ​where he is ranked in Band 1. 

"He is excellent and extremely professional with dogged determination and great experience. He is very commercial when needed and never loses his cool. He is always supportive and humble." IFLR 1000 2019

In Chambers Europe 2018, Andrew is singled out as leading some of the firm's most high-profile real estate acquisitions and construction mandates.

Andrew has been recognised by the Legal 500 as an elite leading lawyer. Legal 500 EMEA Hall of Fame.

According to Chambers Europe 2017, Andrew stands out for development and property investment matters. Clients highlight that he is "very thorough and good at identifying solutions." Legal 500 EMEA 2017 describe the ‘savvy’ Andrew Muckian advising on the Hammerson and Allianz Real Estate acquisition of the Project Jewel loan portfolio from NAMA.

Andrew was listed in Best Lawyers 2019 under 'The Best Lawyers in Ireland' for work in work in Real Estate Law. 

Interviewees say: "He proved extremely efficient, commercial and practical with a good legal brain. He was able to bring commercial focus to an extremely tight transaction."  Chambers Europe 2016

Andrew Muckian remains a "very highly rated" property lawyer, with wide-ranging experience of real estate property investments, developments and disposals, involving domestic and international clients. Chambers Europe, 2015

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