Our People

Colman Bermingham
Colman BerminghamManaging Partner
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Colman has developed a particular expertise in a wide range of commercial, office, mixed and retail developments having set up many of the country’s largest shopping centres, business parks, retail units, offices and multi-storey and residential schemes throughout Ireland. Colman acts for a number of the country’s leading public and private companies, leading funds, developers and investors carrying out a large amount of acquisitions, joint ventures, development programmes, and tax designated property investments. Colman advises on all aspects of conveyancing, construction and property law and has a broad and wide-ranging commercial practice serving the business community.
Ronan Hannigan
Ronan HanniganPartner
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Ronan is a Chartered Arbitrator and Commercial Mediator. Ronan specialises in commercial and business law, dealing with all types of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, contractual and commercial transactions, as well as having a very significant and busy commercial litigation practice. Ronan has acted in many of the largest and most high profile litigation cases to come before the Irish Courts. He has represented public and private companies alike, banks, high net worth individuals and many institutions and with a niche commercial practice representing many of Ireland’s leading business figures as well as large multinational firms, developers, senior executives, shareholders, funds and property companies in complex and difficult cases.
Hugh O’Neill
Hugh O’NeillPartner
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Hugh has a very large successful security and finance, which he has developed since he qualified in 1980. Hugh has very extensive experience in all aspects of funding, security, commercial property, construction law, syndicated loans, corporate law and restructuring. He has been retained by some of the largest and most reputable financial institutions in Ireland and abroad. Hugh is very well known in this area and acts as a key advisor to a large number of leading funds, investors, retailers, commercial property developers, receivers and residential developers in both property, construction and company law.
Aisling Doyle
Aisling DoylePartner
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Aisling advises both Irish and international lending institutions, investors, banks, receivers and developers in a wide variety of financing transactions including secured lending, property and taxed based investments in addition to acquisition and development finance. Aisling also advises on all aspects of commercial property law, planning law and Landlord and Tenant. She has been involved in major shopping centre, office, retail and industrial developments, acting for investors, developers, sellers, purchasers and lenders. Her experience includes dealing with all acquisition, development, project management and financing aspects. Aisling has wide experience in drafting and negotiating commercial lease arrangements, rent reviews and arbitrations.
Bernice Garrett
Bernice GarrettPartner
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Bernice is a senior solicitor in the Commercial Property Department, with extensive and wide-ranging experience in all aspects of commercial and business law. Bernice specialises in complex commercial property transactions, advising her clients on acquisition, funding, disposals, schemes of development and Landlord and Tenant matters. She also acts in large residential schemes, as well as acting for funders, banks, receivers and developers in mixed retail, office and commercial developments, including many pubs, restaurants, hostels and hotels. Bernice completed a Diploma in Finance Law from the Law Society of Ireland and advises funders, investors and borrowers on a wide variety of financing transactions including security arrangements. Bernice is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, advising private clients on probate related matters including complex probate litigation, succession planning and wealth protection, and all matters relating to the law of trusts.
Ciara Dillon
Ciara DillonPartner
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Ciara has extensive experience advising clients, from both a plaintiff and defendant perspective, across a wide range of contentious matters. Ciara has particular experience in claims involving contractual and commercial disputes, professional negligence claims, shareholder disputes, employment law, personal injury, probate disputes, family law, licensing and GDPR. Ciara also has extensive experience in judicial review proceedings and disputes concerning planning and development matters. She has considerable practical experience in the area of alternative dispute resolution having conducted many mediations and arbitrations. Ciara has significant experience in all aspects of debt recovery claims and enforcement procedures and has been involved in numerous large value debt recovery claims before the Courts at all jurisdictional levels especially the Commercial Court.
Kamila Tuhtahunova
Kamila TuhtahunovaPartner
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Kamila primarily specialises in a broad range of commercial and corporate matters for domestic and international clients. Kamila’s practice areas include joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, company law, shareholders agreements, equity funding, commercial contracts, corporate restructuring and reorganisation. Kamila is a fluent Russian speaker and has working French. She represents private and corporate clients in share sales and purchases, company structures, share subscription, commercial contracts, corporate insolvency, commercial contracts, reorganisations and corporate governance. Kamila’s other areas of practice include litigation and dispute resolution matters, contractual disputes, mediations, injunctions, debt recovery, employment law and insolvency.
Karl Howe
Karl HowePartner
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Karl has very extensive experience in arbitrations, the High Court, Supreme Court and especially the Commercial Court in respect of a broad range of complex commercial issues including disputes relating to contracts, shareholder agreements, licensing agreements, land, construction, employment, professional negligence, insurance and debt recovery. Karl also has very considerable experience advising clients regarding defamation, personal injury, medical negligence and breach of contract claims. He has been involved in many well-known business and commercial disputes, high profile litigation, commercial mediations, construction arbitrations and employment cases before the WRC and the Superior Courts.
Eamonn Burke
Eamonn BurkePartner
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Eamonn specialises in a broad range of commercial property transactions, property finance acquisition including structuring and disposal of all commercial, retail, industrial and residential property, together with associated financing in our Commercial Property Department. Prior to joining HBMO Eamonn worked in a leading commercial firm in Belfast.
Eamonn acts for a mix of private and corporate clients and has extensive experience in the areas of commercial and residential property acquisitions and disposals, leases for commercial properties for both landlord and tenants, and provision of advices on a broad range of property related matters.
Eamonn has also acted for receivers in the management, remediation, and sales of distressed assets and has extensive experience in the area of property and development finance and other real estate secured lending.

HBMO Solicitors LLP

12 Ely Place,
Dublin 2,
D02 T651
DX: 109005

Opening Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Phone: 01 632 1000
Email: [email protected]