Donal O'Donovan



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Donal O’Donovan is “a safe pair of hands”.

Chambers Europe


Donal is a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group. He specialises in a wide range of domestic and international finance transactions including secured and unsecured lending transactions, acquisition finance, property finance, bilateral loans, syndicated loans, financing to Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment Funds (QIAIFs) and debt restructuring. Donal acts for a number of domestic and international banks and a wide range of corporate borrowers.

Experience Highlights

Donal has advised:

  • syndicates of lenders in relation to the provision of acquisition financing to a number of corporates;
  • syndicates of lenders in relation to syndicated credit facilities to a number of Irish corporates with affiliates in overseas jurisdictions (both secured and unsecured);
  • lenders, both domestic and international, in relation to the provision of bilateral credit facilities to a number of Irish corporates (both secured and unsecured);
  • lenders and borrowers in relation to the restructuring of a variety of debt financings;
  • Irish and international corporates in relation to borrowings and the provision of guarantees and security in respect of such borrowings;
  • acquirers and vendors in respect of a number of loan portfolio sales; and
  • lenders in relation to the financing of loan portfolio acquisitions.

Donal O’Donovan is "excellent".
European Legal 500 2018

Donal O’Donovan provides “great service”.
IFLR1000 2017

Donal O’Donovan is “a safe pair of hands”.
Chambers Europe 2016


Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland (admitted 2007)
University College Dublin, Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies
Law Society, Diploma in Applied Finance

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