About Maitiú

Maitiú is a partner in our commercial real estate team. Maitiú works with a wide range of public, private and institutional developers, lending institutions, local authorities, housing bodies and commercial/retail landlords and tenants, in the areas of commercial property, property based insolvencies and non-contentious construction law.

Maitiú has particular expertise in tax-based developments including hotels, nursing homes and designated rejuvenation areas.

Relevant Experience

  • Obsidian ICAV on the acquisition of four shopping centres and one retail park and on-going lettings
  • Dublin Port Company, the Port authority with extensive landholdings in Dublin Port, on the acquisition of over 100 acres of external lands adjoining Dublin Airport Logistics Park for future expansion and advising on general property matters and land consolidation strategies including a comprehensive title review and applications for first registration so as to consolidate the Port’s land bank including reclaimed land
  • National Asset Residential Property Services DAC (a subsidiary of NAMA) on its social housing initiative which involves the acquisition of circa 2,000 residential units from NAMA debtors/receivers and the lease by way of long term lease to approved housing bodies funded by housing authorities
  • Cardinal Capital on numerous property related lending arrangements
  • Harcourt Life Assurance DAC on the sale of interest in Riverside One, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 for approximately €80 million and property on Adelaide Road for approximately €45 million
  • Dublin City Council on various property matters including the transfer and disposal of properties following the wind-down of its disclosed agent Ballymun Regeneration Limited
Maitiú Ó Dónaill is a very reliable solicitor who understands clients’ business and their commercial priorities.
Legal 500 2023
Maitiú Ó Dónaill is a good negotiator and excellent on documentation relating to deal-specific contract and lease clauses.
Legal 500 2022
A good negotiator and excellent on documentation of deal-specific contract and lease clauses.
Chambers & Partners Europe 2022
Maitiu O’Donail is a friendly partner who does the client’s heavy lifting before seeking final instructions. He understands that the client requires someone who not only takes the instructions, drafts the contract, negotiates the legal aspects and finalises the contract but who then does all the tidying up before the instruction is fully complete.
Legal 500 2021
Maitiú Ó Dónaill provides an excellent property law service, has a full understanding of our company’s specific requirements and excellent management of legal actions when they arise.
Legal 500 2021
He comes up with alternative ways of structuring deals.
Chambers & Partners 2021
He is able to keep a lot of balls in the air.
Chambers & Partners 2021
Very commercial.
Chambers & Partners 2020
Has ‘an excellent understanding of landlord and tenant legislation’
Legal 500 2018
Very efficient and able to get to the nub of the issue.
Chambers & Partners 2017
I think he is very informative and flexible. He protects us well and does good property work.
Chambers & Partners 2016
Maitiú is very commercial - he questions the very bedrock of a deal if he thinks that the work he is being asked to carry out will not deliver a commercial solution for the client.
Chambers & Partners 2014