Expertise

Kathi Ó Riain is a Partner and Head of the Real Estate team in Ireland. In addition to providing property support on M&A transactions, she has considerable experience in acting for foreign and domestic investors on the sale and acquisition of all types of investment properties and she has also acted on a number of the biggest office lettings in Ireland on both the landlord and tenant side.

Given her German background, Kathi also regularly advises German companies on the property elements of setting up in Ireland and on acquiring Irish property.

Experience

Recent Experience includes advising:

Luxembourg-based real estate investor REInvest Asset Management SA on its first investment in the Irish commercial real estate market, with the €65m purchase of prime office space in Dublin

Aviva Life & Pensions on the sale of a collection of industrial assets distributed across Dublin to Palm Capital.

Corum, a public real estate investment fund established in France in connection with its Irish portfolio. Over the past 12 months we were instructed to act on Corum’s behalf on 4 acquisitions totalling circa €60m.

Park Place Technologies on the construction and ultimate occupation of an industrial unit in Cork.

Indeed on a number of sub-lettings of its previous head offices on St Stephen’s Green, having previously acted for Indeed in negotiating leases for its new head offices at Capital Docks. 

Testimonials

"Kathi is a leading force in efficiency, knowledge and negotiation. The best in the industry."
Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

“Kathi has a problem solving mindset and tremendous commercial awareness, ensuring that transactions progress as they should…the real estate team, and in particular Kathi Ó Riain, are in my opinion one of the most commercial and collaborative law firms in Dublin.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

“Kathi is noted and frequently collaborates with the firm’s corporate practice to advice on the property-related aspects of M&A transactions.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

“Kathi is a practical, efficient and highly commercial partner.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

"Kathi Ó Riain is ‘recommended.’"
Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

"The excellent Kathi Ó Riain…"
Legal 500 EMEA, 2018

Languages
  • German 
Education
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 2001 
  • M Litt (Law), Trinity College Dublin 1996-1998
  • BCL (with German) University College Cork, 1993-1996
Professional memberships
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • German Irish Chamber of Commerce
  • European Lawyers Association
Publications