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McDowell Purcell Solicitors
The Capel Building
Mary’s Abbey
Dublin
7
Ireland
T
+353 1 828 0600
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+353 1 828 0614
O’Caoimh, Feilim
McDowell Purcell Solicitors – Partner
focaoimh@mcdowellpurcell.ie | www.mcdowellpurcell.ie
Winner – General Corporate, Ireland
What clients said
“Mr O’Caoimh has a great ability to think ahead
and beyond current problems.”
“He always shows a business-relevant approach
to any issue.”
“Feilim has a broad understanding of business
matters and is able to provide both technical and
business-savvy advice.”
“Feilim has been an excellent sounding board on
legal issues and great at finding workable solutions
to our problems.”
Feilim O’Caoimh heads the commercial law unit at McDowell
Purcell and has 13 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer.
He and his team advise McDowell Purcell’s corporate, banking
and renewable energy clients on M&A transactions, joint
ventures, shareholder arrangements and general commercial
contracts. He regularly advises banks on existing security
portfolios and in relation to the restructuring and refinancing
of loan facilities. He has specialist expertise in the area of
renewable energy, having acted for a number of major lending
institutions in relation to their lending arrangements with wind
farm developers. He also acts regularly for renewable energy
developers on project financing and refinancing.
Mr O’Caoimh has been a council member of the Irish Wind
Energy Association since 2003 and is a regular speaker on wind
energy topics. He regularly contributes articles on commercial
topics to various publications.
Mr O’Caoimh regularly lectures at conferences and seminars
organised by Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) Skillsnet,
the Law Society of Ireland, professional bodies such as the
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and various
banks. He has presented at, among others, the Irish Wind
Energy Conference and the IWEA annual conference. Mr
O’Caoimh will shortly begin lecturing on a Law Society diploma
course in commercial contracts. This innovative course is a pilot
project utilising portable computer tablets.
Mr O’Caoimh has been recommended in
Chambers Europe
2009 where “his expertise and contacts” were described as
“key attractions for clients”. In 2010 he was described as “able
to make technically complex matters simple and… refreshingly
and thoroughly commercial in his approach”, and in 2011 he
was noted as “a well-known practitioner… particularly noted
for his project finance work”. He was also recommended in
Chambers Global
2010 as “extremely commercial and has
a broad understanding of his clients’ needs”.