Real Estate

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Real Estate




Dublin 2, Ireland

The role

We are currently recruiting for associates to join DLA Piper’s market leading global Real Estate team to be based in Dublin.

We advise a wide range of clients investing in, developing, managing, occupying and funding real estate assets. 

Our full-service Irish Real Estate offering is fully integrated with DLA Piper’s market leading global Real Estate sector platform and supports domestic and international clients on all types of projects and transactions across all major real asset classes, including logistics, PRS, retail, offices, hotels and leisure, student accommodation, healthcare, infrastructure and energy. 

Successful candidates will join a global team of over 600 specialist real estate lawyers who assist clients throughout the entire life cycle of their investments.


Working as part of our market leading global team, the successful candidate will enjoy a broad range of work that will cover our core services including:

  • Acquisitions and Disposals; 
  • Leasing; 
  • Real Estate Finance; 
  • Development; 
  • Construction; 
  • Planning; 
  • Environmental; and 
  • Energy / Renewables. 

Successful candidates can expect to advise sophisticated clients on complex, long-term projects that involve drafting documentation, facilitating negotiations, navigating legal and regulatory issues, distilling complex issues, best in class standard diligence / reporting and acting as a as a primary point of client contact.


We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 2 and 4 years’ PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role.
The ideal candidate will:

  • have strong Real Estate experience gained in a leading Irish, City, regional or international firm;
  • be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the technical issues that are key to our clients;
  • draft documents using a commercial, client-focussed style;
  • comply with professional standards and all relevant regulatory obligations;
  • build and develop own network of internal and external contacts;
  • be commercially astute and stays current on key legal and business news; 
  • have excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working;
  • be aware of business development initiatives in the department and identifies ways to contribute;
  • maintain a controlled, objective and flexible approach under pressure; 
  • be proactive and innovative;
  • have strong technical and social media skills; 
  • comply with the firm’s systems, policies and procedures in all matters – including compliance, financial systems and time recording; and
  • know and understand how to best utilise information and research resource.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.