Breen Purcell is extremely good at “driving out solutions to difficult and challenging transactions”.


Breen Purcell


With over 20 years’ experience, Breen is a recognised expert in commercial property and banking law and regularly advises clients in respect of property-based lending transactions. His clients include leading commercial lending institutions such as KBC Bank, Bank of Ireland and NAMA. Breen advises lending institutions on the security aspects of project finance and asset-based lending, as well as the provision of finance to housing agencies. He has considerable experience in the acquisition and disposal of commercial and residential property.

An experienced public speaker, Breen regularly delivers in-house training seminars and workshops to lending institutions on the topic of challenged portfolios.


Breen’s experience includes:

  • Advising clients in relation to the sale, purchase, acquisition and disposal of commercial and residential property.
  • Regularly acts for landlords and tenants in the negotiation and drafting of commercial leases and advises on planning and licensing matters.
  • Working closely with the Commercial Department, Breen advises on the property aspects of share sales, acquisitions, disposals and management buy-outs.
  • Advises clients in relation to contractual disputes involving land and ancillary rights.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2019

    Banking and Finance: The Firm is noted for its ‘knowledge, attention to key issues and prompt responses’. Breen Purcell is recommended.

    Real Estate: Apart from providing advice on residential, mixed-use and commercial developments, the team around ‘pragmatic’ and ‘knowledgeable’ name partner Breen Purcell has been very active in the social housing sector, acting for local authorities and housing bodies.

  • Chambers Europe 2019
    ‘Recognised Practitioner’.

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2018
    Breen Purcell is extremely good at “driving out solutions to difficult and challenging transactions” in the real estate sector. Breen Purcell is “tenacious” and “good at getting deals over the line”.

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2017
    Banking and Finance: Breen Purcell is a real estate finance expert who regularly works for Bank of Ireland.

    Real Estate: McDowell Purcell (now Fieldfisher Ireland) handled various transactions for NAMA. Key contacts include name partner Breen Purcell, who is “an excellent communicator”.

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2016
    McDowell Purcell (now Fieldfisher Ireland) is “adept with complex problems”, and acts for a range of domestic companies, banks and national universities. Breen Purcell leads the team.

  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1994
  • BA, UCD, 1988
  • Law Society of Ireland

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