David O'Shea

Senior Associate | Dublin
Banking and Capital Markets

David specialises in Banking and Finance, Real Estate Finance and Asset Finance.

David joined Dillon Eustace having trained with another top-tier Irish law firm. David advises domestic and international banks, financial institutions, domestic and international corporate clients and agencies on an extensive range of banking law matters. In recent years, he has acted for both lenders and borrowers advising on various national and multi-jurisdictional transactions, including acquisition, development and real estate finance transactions, as well as general corporate lending transactions.

David also works closely with the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery team advising financial institutions and a number of the major loan servicers active in the Irish market on debt restructuring, workout and pre-enforcement strategies as well as distressed asset disposals.

David tutors in banking law and corporate restructuring at the Law Society of Ireland. He is also registered as a non-practising solicitor in England and Wales.

David's recent representative transactions include:

  • Advising an Irish QIAIF in respect of the provision of financing from an Irish lender to assist in the acquisition and development of the EXO Building, Dublin;
  • Advising an Irish lender in respect of the provision of loan facilities to an Irish QIAIF to finance the acquisition of commercial and industrial properties both in Dublin and nationally;
  • Advising an Irish QIAIF in respect of the acquisition of all assets and liabilities of another Irish QIAIF to include commercial property at Eastpoint Business Park;
  • Advising an Irish lender in respect of the provision of loan facilities to Irish SPVs to finance the development of primary healthcare centres and purpose-built student accommodation;
  • Advising an Irish and UK lender in respect of its lending to an Irish QIAIF in relation to the acquisition of purpose-built student accommodation in Leinster.
  • Advising a US fund on the restructuring of over €100m in loans provided to an Irish borrower group.
  • Advising numerous loan servicers on the workout and pre-enforcement of loans acquired as part of the deleveraging conducted by the banks operating in Ireland.

Related Practice Areas

Banking and Capital Markets

Real Estate Finance

Fund Finance

Acquisition and Leveraged Finance

Aviation and Asset Finance


University of Limerick

The Law Society of Ireland

Law Society of England and Wales