Peter McKeever



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Peter McKeever is a partner in the Commercial Real Estate Department at Matheson, where he leads the commercial property secured lending and insolvency team.  Peter specialises in property finance work and advises domestic and international financial institutions on all the property aspects of their property secured lending business in Ireland.

Peter has wide experience in acting for financial institutions in the disposal of loan and property portfolios. He has also acted for clients involved in the purchase of such portfolios.  Peter specialises in advising financial institutions and their appointed receivers on the management, leasing and disposal of distressed assets.

Peter also has considerable experience in general commercial property work including acquisitions and disposals, commercial landlord and tenant work, and planning and environmental law. Peter has lectured on property finance matters in the Law Society of Ireland.

Experience Highlights
  • Peter has headed up the significant property aspects of a number of large loan and asset portfolio sales in recent years, including acting for a major international bank in the disposal of the Project Arc portfolio and acting for the vendors of the Project Kildare and Project Club portfolios.
  • Peter led the property team advising a bidder in the purchase of the Bank of Scotland Project Ulysses Portfolio.
  • Peter has advised an international financial institution on the property aspects of the finance being provided to its borrower for the acquisition of four large residential apartment developments in Dublin.
  • Peter has advised domestic and international financial institutions on the property aspects of secured lending being offered for the purchase of such landmark buildings as One Warrington Place, Dublin 2; New Century House, IFSC; The Marker Hotel, Dublin and City Gate Park, Cork.
  • Peter advises financial institutions which finance the acquisition and development of multi-let office and retail developments such as Cherrywood Science and Technology Park, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin; Citywest Business Park, Dublin and Northern Cross Business Park, Dublin.

Peter McKeever is recommended.
European Legal 500 2019

Peter McKeever is “extremely hard-working and very experienced," as well as having a "very commercial approach to solving problems".
Real Estate: Chambers Europe 2019

Peter McKeever is "highly skilled, commercial, knowledgeable and personable."
IFLR1000 2019

Peter McKeever is "very competent in resolving complex property issues" arising from insolvency.
European Legal 500 2018

Peter McKeever's "technical knowledge combined with his commercial awareness and effective communication."
Chambers Europe 2018

Rising Star
Euromoney Expert Guide 2016

Clients state Peter McKeever’s “client service is first-rate, and his commercial approach to difficult situations has been invaluable". 
Chambers Europe 2016

Rising Star
Euromoney Expert Guide 2015

Peter McKeever has a growing presence in the Irish real estate market, with a notable reputation for secured lending, insolvency and finance cases in the property sphere.
Chambers Europe 2015

Peter McKeever is recommended.
European Legal 500 2015

Peter McKeever "gives practical opinions".
European Legal 500 2015

Peter McKeever "is very commercial and understands the realities of what the client is doing. He really works to achieve the end goal".
Chambers Europe 2014


University College Dublin, Bachelor of Arts
Dublin Institute of Technology, Higher Diploma in Legal Studies
Qualified as a solicitor in Ireland (2004)

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