O’Flynn Exhams LLP is delighted that it has been recognised by The Legal 500 in its 2024 rankings, for the fifth consecutive year. The Legal 500, one of the most prestigious international legal directories, features law firms from across the world who are providing the ‘most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.’ O’Flynn Exhams LLP has been ranked in the following core practice areas:

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A;
  • Dispute Resolution; and
  • Real Estate.

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Cork-based firm O’Flynn Exhams continues to handle management, governance and succession issues for a high number of family-owned businesses. The team also counts healthcare, technology, media and higher education as core sector strengths, and has a solid track record in acting for large domestic corporates and international businesses. Commercial law expert Richard Neville heads up the practice; Fiona O’Connell is a key practitioner to note.


‘I would recommend O’Flynn Exhams for its professional execution, protection and legal advice to its clients within the Commercial Corporate and M&A practice.’

‘The team is cohesive, works well together, share information very well and are very efficient.’

‘Fiona O’Connell has always gone above and beyond for our account during our time as clients. She is consistently available and gives practical guidance on matters.’

Dispute Resolution

O’Flynn Exhams, based in Cork, has a broad-based practice with a fine reputation in commercial real estate disputes, energy and utilities disputes, shareholder disputes and professional negligence, among other areas. It also has an established record in arbitration and other forms of ADR. The firm has an impressive list of domestic clients and international businesses. Shane Crossan is managing partner and head of the dispute resolution team. Pat Mullins, Sion Williams and Tom O’Byrne are also key partners. 


‘Shane Crossan is our main point of contact. Knowledge, customer support, ease of access and the key reasons that we moved to OFX.’

‘I have received prompt and considered advice at all stages through the process. The team have excellent contacts with senior advocates who have been engaged to act on my behalf.’

‘Tom O’Byrne has fully immersed himself into the minute detail of what is a very complex case and has provided valuable and appropriate advice as to actions going forward. He is a good listener who carefully considers all approaches.’

Real Estate

Michéal Ó Mulláin leads the ‘excellent‘ real estate team at Cork-based O’Flynn Exhams, which advises both domestic and international clients on matters including commercial leases in the office and hospitality sectors and the management of property portfolios. The firm also has notable experience of acting for semi-state bodies on land acquisitions for infrastructure projects.


‘Micheál Ó Mulláin’s availability is exceptional.’

‘O’Flynn Exhams has an excellent team when it comes to providing specialist and expert advice on all aspects of real estate law.’

‘Aeibhin Cahalan is an expert in commercial and large-scale property matters.’


O’Flynn Exhams wishes to thank all of its clients who provided feedback to The Legal 500.