Mark Barr


Arthur Cox
Earlsfort Centre,
Earlsfort Terrace,
Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel: +353 1 618 0303
Fax: +353 1 618 0618


Mark is a partner and head of the firm’s Property Group. He specialises in all aspects of commercial property including development, construction, property finance, commercial landlord and tenant and investment acquisitions and disposals.

Mark also advises several State and semi-State companies in relation to their property portfolios including Dublin Port Company, Dublin Airport Authority, the Health Service Executive, and Dublin Institute of Technology amongst others.

Mark has acted as external examiner to the Law School of the Law Society of Ireland in the area of Landlord and Tenant Law.

Mark is a regular contributor to Law Society CPD Seminars on Commercial Leases.

Mark is a Commissioner (non-executive director) of Irish Lights. The Commissioners of Irish Lights is the General Lighthouse Authority for the island of Ireland, its adjacent seas and islands.

  • Advising Dublin Airport Authority in the disposal of the Great Southern Hotel chain
  • Advising Royal Liver Assurance Limited in investment property disposals and acquisitions with an aggregate value in excess of €200 million
  • Advising Dublin Institute of Technology in relation to its new campus development at Grangegorman, Dublin
  • Advising Royal & Sun Alliance on their new headquarter building at Dundrum Town Centre
  • Advising the Rohan Group on the development of several commercial schemes including Dublin
    Airport Logistics Park
  • Mark was a member of the Arthur Cox team that advised the State on the establishment of the
  • National Asset Management Agency (NAMA). Mark has since advised NAMA on a range of property related issues.
Our Commercial Property Group is widely acknowledged as the leading all-Ireland practice. Our comprehensive range of services has ensured that we continue to advise on the largest and most innovative commercial property transactions in Ireland.

As the largest commercial property team in Ireland, combined with our in-depth industry knowledge, we have a significant competitive advantage that enables us to service the diverse requirements of our broad client base.

Our Commercial Property Group includes the leading commercial property team in Northern Ireland and this strength in both jurisdictions enables Arthur Cox to advise on cross-border real estate transactions.

Our commercial property group is closely linked to the specialist expertise provided by our Tax, Finance and Corporate teams, expertise that is often integral to the structuring of major real estate transactions.

Arthur Cox is one of Ireland’s largest law firms. We are an “all-island” law firm, with full-service offices in Dublin and Belfast. The firm also has offices in London, New York and Silicon Valley. Our practice encompasses all aspects of corporate and business law.

For over 90 years, we have been at the forefront of developments in the legal profession in Ireland. From the outset, we have striven to deliver superior levels of service, building relationships that grow over time and developing specialist industry knowledge to help our clients achieve their goals.

“Mark Barr is one of the market’s leading lights…and is considered to be “very accessible and a knowledgeable, courteous gentleman”
Chambers Europe, 2015