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Davidson McDonnell

Real Estate

2 ranked lawyersBand 3Northern IrelandUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A highly rated boutique property firm with a strong focus on commercial property transactions. Areas of expertise include refinancings, acquisitions and sales, as well as transactions involving student accommodation projects. Regularly represents real estate investors and developers.

Strengths

"The firm is great - they give great guidance and explain everything very well," reports one client.

Another notes: "They are a highly competent and skilled team."

Sources say: "They are a professional and knowledgeable firm."

Work highlights

Acted for Wirefox on the development finance, and all construction aspects, of the construction of The Paper Exchange, a 155,000 sq ft office building in central Belfast.

Notable practitioners

David McDonnell regularly acts for developer and investor clients. He advises on a wide range of issues such as acquisitions, disposals and option agreements.
"David is very responsive, easy to work with and very accessible." "His communication is excellent and he explains all the matters to us in simple language."

Ross Davidson advises on both commercial and residential real estate transactions. His broad practice encompasses acquisitions, disposals, restructuring and development finance matters.
"Ross is a skilled negotiator and understands the commercial drivers on both sides of a transaction. He has a multidisciplinary skill set that is invaluable at times when broader counsel is needed."

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Northern Ireland

Real Estate


David McDonnell
Band 2
Ross Davidson
Band 1