DLA Piper signs new office lease for 40 Molesworth Street to support expansion in Ireland

  • Law firm continues rapid expansion with move to new office of approx. 30,000 sq. ft. over 6 floors reaffirming DLA Piper’s commitment to Ireland as part of its global strategy

3 August 2021

Global law firm DLA Piper continues its Irish expansion with the announcement of a move to 40 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Located on the corner of Molesworth Street and Dawson Street, the new office comprises approx. 30,000 sq ft of highly specified office space over six floors and will accommodate DLA Piper’s growing headcount, which stands at more than 75 people. The new lease runs until 2037 and allows space for the significant growth of the practice in line with increasing client demand over the coming years.

Country Managing Partner for DLA Piper in Ireland, David Carthy, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for DLA Piper, and we are absolutely delighted to secure 40 Molesworth Street. Since first opening our doors in Ireland in 2019, we have expanded our team across all of our seven practice groups. Our Ireland-based team provides seamless client service and in-depth sector expertise and knowledge through our globally integrated platform, servicing clients in Ireland and around the world. The expansion reaffirms DLA Piper’s commitment to Ireland as part of its global strategy.”

“The new office will allow us to significantly grow our presence and continue to attract and develop talent in Ireland in the coming years, further cementing our position as the leading global law firm in Ireland. This will also provide us with a wonderful opportunity to shape an office space designed around the needs of our people and the growth of our practice and will be purposefully designed to accommodate our new flexible ways of working and collaborating, as well as client meetings and events. We expect to be in 40 Molesworth Street in the autumn, and providing it is safe to return to the office, the space will allow the team to come back together in a vibrant, collaborative space” added Carthy. 

“It is gratifying to see the manifestation of our growth strategy, all of which would not have been possible without the trust and confidence of our clients and the dedication of our talented team at DLA Piper in Ireland. We are excited to build on this momentum and further grow the business in Ireland in the years to come,” Carthy concluded.  

40 Molesworth Street was extensively renovated in 2017 with sustainability and energy efficiency at the forefront of the design achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Standard certification, a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership incorporating all building phases including construction, interior fit outs, operations and maintenance and core and shell.

Graham Quinn, Head of Real Estate at DLA Piper said: “Notwithstanding the uncertainty of the past 15 months or so, we are seeing increased demand for office accommodation in the Dublin market, but also other big cities around the country, and we expect this demand to remain strong over the coming years. There is a growing appetite for spaces with best-in-class technology, sustainability and energy efficiency credentials – similar to 40 Molesworth Street – and spaces that can meet and exceed these expectations will continue to be in demand.” 


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