Lisa McCarthy


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Lisa is co-Head in William Fry’s Real Estate Department, having joined the team after completing her training with William Fry in 2000. Lisa practices in all aspects of property law with emphasis on commercial leasing, property acquisitions and disposals and property based lending.  Lisa advises a number of high profile investors, developers and retailers.

Recent significant deals include advising:

  • NTMA (as tenant) in relation to the agreement for lease and lease of its HQ at Dublin Landings 1, North Wall Quay
  • U&I (as developer) in relation to the letting of Vertium, Burlington Road, Dublin 4 to Amazon
  • Hines/Peterson JV in its acquisition of The Central Bank Dame Street Portfolio
  • Bank of Ireland in relation to property finance transactions including financing of the acquisition of Liffey Valley Shopping Centre and re-financing of the Central Park Office Development
  • State Street Corporation on the lease of a new c.15,300 sq. m. office building

Lisa earns praise from market commentators for her presence on many of the firm's key deals. She advises investors and developers on the acquisition and leasing of Irish real estate assets. Chambers Europe 2021

One interviewee comments on Lisa's "high level of technical expertise combined with her commercial acumen." Chambers Europe 2018

Lisa McCarthy is described as "calm, confident and steely". Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Chambers Europe 2017 highlight Lisa for having "technical knowledge, commercial awareness, effectiveness and client service." In IFLR 1000 2017, Lisa is described as having a “detailed knowledge of property law combined with a sharp insight and fearless approach”.



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