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A&L Goodbody’s ‘in-depth sector knowledge is second to none in the market’. The team has been particularly active in the renewable energy space for clients such as Ulster Bank. Practice head Kevin Feeney and Ross Moore acted for DirectRoute (Tuam) on the refinancing of the N17/N18 Gort to Tuam PPP road scheme.

Arthur Cox’s ‘first-class’ team is led by energy specialist Alex McLean, who advised Energia Renewables on the development and financing of multiple wind farms. Other recent infrastructure work includes Aaron Boyle acting for BAM PPP on the €160m Courts Bundle PPP project.

Matheson’s ‘very professional team’ acts for lenders and sponsors. One matter included advising CLH Aviación on its successful tender for the design, build and operation of new fuel storage tanks at Dublin Airport. Peter O’Brien is ‘a fantastic banking lawyer’ and practice head Garret Farrelly has ‘extremely in-depth knowledge’.

McCann FitzGeraldprovides an excellent level of service’ to clients such as Transport Infrastructure Ireland, for which the team acted on a number of mandates including the N25 New Ross Bypass PPP road scheme. Practice head Eamonn O’Hanrahaninspires confidence’, Colm Fanningbrings an air of calm to project financing’ and Claire Lenny has ‘high drafting standards’.

Eversheds Sutherland remained active on behalf of PPP procurers and advised the National Treasury Management Agency on the Primary Care Centre PPP project. Peter Curran has ‘very good knowledge of the telecommunications framework in Ireland’. Mark Varian heads the team, which also includes the ‘extremely professionalAngelyn Rowan.

Philip Leebrings an added dimension of confidence’. Practice head Kerri Crossen has ‘a keen sense of transaction flow’ and advised the National Development Finance Agency on the Schools Bundle 5 PPP. Financing expert Jonathan Kelly gives ‘pragmatic advice’.

William Fry’s recent instructions include advising QBE/XL Group on the Dublin waste-to-energy PPP project and acting for Dublin City Council on a large-scale PPP accommodation project. Liam McCabe heads the practice.

LK Shields Solicitors continued to advise Siro on its bid for the rollout of a high speed internet broadband in Ireland. Richard Curran heads the practice.

William Carmody and Rory Kirrane lead the team at Mason Hayes & Curran, which is advising the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources on the procurement arrangements for the national broadband network.

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