Emma O’Hara

Senior Associate

Emma is a Senior Associate on our Financial Services team. 

Emma has significant transactional experience, in particular in real estate finance, loan-on-loan finance and secured lending transactions. Emma also has experience in acting on large loan sales and acquisitions and in acting for lenders in acquisition finance and project finance transactions.

Emma has a wide range of advisory experience in finance and corporate matters, including experience on legal and regulatory aspects of commercial, retail and private lending. Emma also has experience in providing governance advice, holding board meetings and attending to company constitutional matters.

Emma advises domestic and international clients including financial institutions, private equity investors, corporates and private clients. Emma regularly has exposure to a diverse range of borrower structures including trusts, limited partnerships, funds and regulated entities, government bodies and co-operative societies.


  • General banking
  • Real estate finance
  • Loan-on-loan finance
  • Project finance
  • Acquisition finance

Representative Matters

  • Advising both domestic and international lenders on loan-on-loan finance transactions to specialist Irish funding vehicles which, in turn, on-lend to borrowers in the Irish real estate and SME sectors.
  • Advising on the acquisition of domestic and international loan portfolios and carrying out significant due diligence exercises on domestic portfolios.
  • Advising a large international lending institution on an on-going security remediation project.
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Financial Services Commercial Real Estate Finance

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland


University College Dublin , BBLS

University College Dublin , LLM (Commercial)