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.


“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

  • German 
  • 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