Libby Garvey

Libby is a Partner and head of the Firm’s Banking Law Department. Libby acts for a wide range of Irish and international banks and financial institutions in relation to domestic and international bilateral and syndicated facilities, property financings, acquisition financings and work-outs and restructurings. She also provides banking legal advice to a large number of leading Irish corporates.

Libby has lectured on banking law subjects for a number of educational bodies including the Law Society of Ireland.


Admitted as a solicitor in 1998 (London) and in 2004 (Dublin).
Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), University College Dublin
Masters in European Law (L.L.M), University College Dublin


Member of the Law Society of Ireland, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

Achievements and Endorsements

“Libby Garvey’s legal expertise is second to none, and her communications skills really shine. She doesn’t “overlawyer”. She clearly and simply lays out the options and makes her recommendations, meaning that we know where we are and what direction to move in. Libby never misses her own deadlines. If she says she will revert on Monday, then she will. We really enjoy working with this engaging, clever and dependable lawyer.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

“Libby thorough and extremely nice to deal with…Her thriving practice is built on her expertise in real estate finance and debt refinancing matters.”
Chambers Europe, 2022

“Libby Garvey is the key individual for us. Libby is approachable, intelligent and curious. She is able to call out and deal with complex corners of an issue and retains a good level of oversight of her team’s work, meaning appropriate seniority is given to our matters.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

“Libby showcases extensive practical banking experience and is focused on finding a successful resolution to legal issues.”
Chambers Europe, 2021

“Libby is the key person for our firm’s transactions. She is supported by a strong team.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

“Libby is very down to earth and approachable…she will deliver excellent service in a timely fashion.”
Chambers Europe, 2020

“Libby provides hands-on, commercial and fast-paced advice”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

“Clients describe Libby as a very effective communicator”
Chambers Europe, 2019

“Libby is recognised as a leading individual”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2018

She is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced lawyer. She is very efficient, calm, and works very well within tight deadlines” 
Chambers Europe, 2018

Libby Garvey is praised by clients for her “speed of execution and risk awareness
Chambers Europe, 2017

Libby Garvey is ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers Europe 2022

Libby Garvey is recommended in the Hall of Fame in The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Libby Garvey

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