Projects and PPP in Ireland

A&L Goodbody LLP

A&L Goodbody LLP’s projects and infrastructure team has built a strong reputation for advising on all stages of complex domestic and cross-border projects, from planning and procurement to construction, operation, and decommissioning. In addition to this, the team handles a high volume of financing, refinancing and M&A transactions in this area. Ross Moore specialises in the regulatory and financial aspects of gas and energy projects and co-heads the team with Conor Owens, who advises on the full range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters. John Dallas has extensive experience of working with lenders and developers on the financing of projects, while Enda O’Keeffe and Eamonn Gill focus on construction-related disputes. David McElroy and Jamie Rattigan are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Conor Owens; Ross Moore

Other key lawyers:

Enda O’Keeffe; John Dallas; Eamonn Gill; David McElroy; Jamie Rattigan


‘The individuals we deal with at ALG are extremely knowledgeable within their areas of expertise, which is extremely important to our business, as we receive best-in-class advice.’

‘The team is very strong and knowledgeable, with a wealth of experience in this area – a safe pair of hands for any PPP.’

‘Ross Moore and Conor Owens are excellent in this area and great to deal with. Enda O’Keeffe is also a very safe pair of hands, particularly on more contentious issues. Overall, the team is very strong.’

‘The A&L Goodbody team adapts well to complex projects, offering a flexible service that allows for the application of the necessary resources as the project develops. There is a highly collaborative approach to their work, which results in a degree of familiarity with the project across the team. The team members offer the appropriate degree of challenge without impeding progress and are very solutions-focused. There is a high degree of emphasis on client satisfaction, and we have found the team very pleasant and professional to deal with. In summary, we have had a very successful engagement with A&L Goodbody to date on our projects and would highly recommend their services.’

‘I would particularly like to note the excellent service provided by Ross Moore. The ability of his team to turn around work on tight deadlines to a high standard is impressive.’

Key clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Codling Wind Park

CVC Credit Partners Investment Management Limited

Echelon Data Centres

Enva, backed by Exponent Private Equity

Glenveagh Properties plc

Irish Water/Ervia

Kilkenny Cheese Limited

Parkwind NV/Oriel Windfarm Limited

Sustainable Development Capital Limited

The European Investment Bank

Danske Bank A/S

BNP Paribas S.A., Dublin Branch

Barclays Ireland Bank PLC

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)

UCD Property Development Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised TII on the procurement and construction of the new MetroLink project valued at over €3,500,000,000.
  • Advised the club of Irish and international lenders (the European Investment Bank, Danske Bank A/S, BNP Paribas and Barclays Bank Ireland plc) on all aspects of the project financing of the Celtic Interconnector, the proposed 700MW electricity interconnector between Ireland and France.
  • Advised Kilkenny Cheese Limited on the development, operation and project financing of a circa €200m continental cheese-manufacturing facility in Co Kilkenny.

Arthur Cox

The sizeable team at Arthur Cox has a well-rounded projects and infrastructure practice that assists clients with the planning and development of new projects, as well as the acquisition, disposal and operation of brownfield projects. The team is particularly strong in the energy sector, handling some of the largest financing and development mandates in this area. Practice head Aaron Boyle handles infrastructure projects in the transport and telecoms sectors, while Alex McLean’s practice has a specific focus on the energy sector. Niav O’Higgins and Karen Killoran have significant experience of handling the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters in the construction sector. Other notable members of the team include Niamh McGovern and Danielle Conaghan.

Practice head(s):

Aaron Boyle

Other key lawyers:

Alex McLean; Niamh McGovern; Niav O’Higgins; Karen Killoran; Danielle Conaghan


‘The team could pull from first-hand experience to help us navigate contractual queries.’

‘Niamh McGovern has been my first port of call for legal queries. She will return calls or answer queries promptly. She offers a professional and high-quality service.’

‘The Arthur Cox team has extensive and unparalleled knowledge of renewable energy projects. Working with them inspires confidence in the team here, knowing that the advice received is sound.’

‘Niamh McGovern is our go-to partner in this space. She is readily available and a great communicator. She has great industry knowledge. She can easily draw on other experience in the market to ensure we are getting the best advice possible.’

Key clients

John Laing

National Broadband Ireland

Power Capital

Celtic Roads Group


Intel FAB Extension Project

Greenlink Interconnector Limited






Department of Environment, Climate and Communications

FuturEnergy Ireland

Irish Social Housing Property II

EIB Celtic Interconnector

Bord Na Mona

Work highlights

  • Advised John Laing on all aspects of its acquisition of AMP’s Irish assets – Towercom, Valley Healthcare and the Convention Centre Dublin PPP.
  • Advising National Broadband Ireland on a day-to-day basis regarding the deployment of the National Broadband Plan.
  • Assisted Greenlink with its interconnector project between Ireland and Great Britain.

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland’s projects and PPP team is a go-to for state bodies and agencies looking for advice on projects in the social housing and education sectors. Another area of strength is advising private sector companies on the procurement of large infrastructure projects and data centres. Peter Curran has longstanding experience of advising public and private sector entities on the commercial and regulatory aspects of major PPP matters and jointly heads the team with energy sector expert Mark Varian. Conall McLoughlin is known for his expertise in construction and infrastructure law. Jennifer Burke advises government bodies on climate change projects, while Phelim McGeady focuses on acquisition and financing transactions in the construction sector. The team was further bolstered in February 2024 by the arrival of Seán Scally, who has significant strength in the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, from Matheson LLP.

Practice head(s):

Mark Varian; Peter Curran

Other key lawyers:

Conall McLoughlin; Jennifer Burke; Phelim McGeady; Seán Scally


‘The team work well together and communicate between different disciplines well, so the service is always full.’

‘Peter Curran has a wealth of experience in supporting clients with projects, so I always felt confident I was receiving reliable advice.’

‘The Eversheds team are always easy to work with and look to drive out success for their clients and partnering advisors.’

‘Peter Curran has a deep and commercial understanding of procurement, thinking through the practical application of EU procurement rules. Mark Varian has extensive experience advising on renewable energy projects across Ireland and renewable technologies.’

‘The team has extremely strong collective procurement experience, and Peter Curran has a profound – probably unrivalled – level of expertise in this field. The team has a real grasp of the commercial logic of the different situations that present themselves. Overseas clients are happy to place themselves in the hands of this experienced, sensible and hardworking team.’

Key clients

National Development Finance Agency

Dublin City Council

Johnson & Johnson

Dublin Port Company


National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

Réseau de Transport d’Electricité

Irish Water

Gas Networks Ireland


Temporis Capital

Vinci Concessions/Abtran/Turas Mobility

TUV Rhineland

Macquarie Capital

Severn Trent Water

China General Nuclear

SMR International Windparks


Sojitz Corporation

Craydel Group

Payzone Ireland

Derry City Council

Residential Tenancies Board

Ronan Group

Dublin Airport Authority


Bristow Group

Conduent Solutions


FuturEnergy Ireland

Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Department of Finance

Vantage Data Centers

Pure Data Centers

Allied Irish Banks plc

iGas Energy plc

Work highlights

  • Advised EirGrid and Réseau de Transport d’Électricité on their joint procurement and construction of the Celtic Interconnector between Ireland and France.
  • Advised the National Development Finance Agency on a number of crucial higher education PPP projects.
  • Advised Cyrus One on all its data centre developments across Europe.

Matheson LLP

Matheson LLP is frequently called upon by some of the largest domestic and international lenders and developers for advice on project financing and development in Ireland. The team handles projects across a variety of sectors, including education, healthcare, transport, energy, and telecoms. Practice head Garret Farrelly has extensive experience of advising some of the world’s largest financial institutions on complex infrastructure projects, while Rhona Henry specialises in project re-financing transactions. Conor Blennerhassett has significant expertise in offshore infrastructure, while Alison Bearpark and Owen Collins are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Garret Farrelly

Other key lawyers:

Conor Blennerhassett; Alison Bearpark; Owen Collins; Rhona Henry


‘The Matheson team was able to deliver fast and top-notch work in a challenging deal environment. They worked closely with our teams and provided seamless input as part of the broader legal team covering multiple jurisdictions. The team knows and abides by high international standards of quality and service.’

‘We worked closely with Garret Farrelly and his team, who provided outstanding work and a genuinely enjoyable collaboration, showcasing strong legal knowledge relating to Ireland and the specific sector at hand but also deep embeddedness in the business environment and regulatory context.’

‘Matheson has a rich breadth and depth in their team, each of whom can contribute towards the overall project.’

‘Conor Blennerhassett is engaging, responsive and always makes himself available. Garret Farrelly provides calmness and security.’

‘Conor Blennerhassett’s dedication to this relationship and deal is impressive. He is always available and front and centre on all communication.’

‘Conor Blennerhassett is very responsive and always provides succinct and practical responses in a timely manner.’

‘The team’s strengths include flexible billing and partner input that is front and centre, and they are established in local markets with deep relationships.’

Key clients


ACS Group

Air Liquide, SA


Allianz Capital Partners

Allied Irish Banks p.l.c.

AMP Capital Partners

Aramark Corporation


Asterion Industrial

Aviva Investors



Berkshire Hathaway

BL Energy Ventures Limited

Bord na Móna

Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe Limited

Brookfield Renewable Ireland Limited

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A / S

Cadent Gas Limited

Capital Dynamics

Caterpillar Inc.


Clonmont Developments Limited

Close Brothers Ltd


Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Credit Agricole

CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Limited


Dragados S.A.

Drogheda Port Company

Dromash Holdings Ltd

DZ Bank


EDF Renewables

EirGrid plc

Exolum Corporation, SA

Export Development Canada

Exxon Mobil

FCC Construcción, S.A.

First Reserve

First Quantum Minerals Limited

Fred. Olsen Renewables

General Electric Company

GE Capital

GLIL Infrastructure LLP

Go Ahead Group

GMC Utilities Group Limited

Greencoat Renewables plc

Hamburg Commercial Bank

Hanwha Energy Corporation

Hanwha Q Cells GmbH

Helios Technology Ltd

Hess LNG




HSBC Bank plc

Indaver Ireland Limited

ING Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras, S.A.

Irving Oil Ltd

JCD Group

JJ Rhatigan Unlimited Company

John Laing

John Sisk & Son Limited/Sisk Group

JP Morgan (Dublin)

Kajima Partnerships



Liffey Meats

Landis + Gyr

Lufthansa Cargo AG

Macquarie Capital/Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Limited (UK Branch)

Macquarie Asset Management/Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Microsoft Corporation

Mitsui & Co Ltd


National Treasury Management Agency

Naturgy Ltd

Nexen Energy ULC

NFE Management LLC

NGET/SPT Upgrades Limited

Ocean Winds

Octopus Renewables



Partners Group (UK) Ltd.

Pat Smith Engineering Limited T/A PSE Power

Plenary Europe Limited


Ratio Petroleum Limited

Roche Diagnostics Limited

Roscommon County Council

Rubicon Infrastructure Advisers/GMC Utilities


Saorgus Energy Limited

Shannon LNG Ltd

Smart Wires, Inc

Smartest Energy Ltd


SSE plc

Statkraft Ireland Ltd

Storm Management N.V.

TerraForm Power Inc

Tetra Communications Ireland

Temporis Capital

The Carbon and Energy Fund

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

The Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd

Tynagh Energy Limited

Vermilion Energy, Inc

Warburg Pincus

William Grant & Sons Ltd

Woodside Energy Ltd

Zenith Energy

Ulster Bank

3i Investments plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Drogheda Port Company on the development of a new deep-water multi-modal port near Balbriggan, North Dublin.
  • Advised Plenary Europe Limited on its bid for the Social Housing Bundle 3 PPP.
  • Advised Ocean Winds and Bord na Móna on the development of the Celtic Horizon and Réalt na Mara offshore wind projects, as part of the second phase of offshore wind development in Ireland.

McCann FitzGerald LLP

Clients from both the public and private sectors turn to McCann FitzGerald LLP for advice on complex projects from a diverse set of sectors, including transport, energy, utilities, infrastructure, education, housing, real estate and telecoms. Eamonn O’Hanrahan and Colm Fanning jointly head the practice and boast substantial expertise in the financial aspects of public transport and social housing projects. Brendan Slattery regularly advises public sector bodies and regulatory authorities on planning and environmental law, while Stephen Proctor focuses on construction and engineering projects. Other key members of the team include seasoned litigator Michelle Doyle and public procurement law experts Kevin Kelly and Orlaith Sheehy.

Practice head(s):

Eamonn O’Hanrahan; Colm Fanning

Other key lawyers:

Kevin Kelly; Orlaith Sheehy; Brendan Slattery; Stephen Proctor; Michelle Doyle


‘Excellent project management, allocation of relevant resources, everything delivered promptly and excellent cross-functional approach.’

‘Orlaith Sheehy stands out for her ability to co-ordinate advice on various projects while staying focused and delivering on each to an excellent standard.’

‘I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with McCanns. The entire team demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and respect throughout our interaction.’

‘Brendan Slattery is excellent in his field. Michelle Doyle works tirelessly for her clients.’

‘The team are leaders in their field and are highly respected nationally and internationally.’

‘They offer expert, forward-thinking legal counsel at all times. They have a knowledge that spans a range of industry sectors. Your goals are their priority, and the most complex legal challenges are explained in layman’s terms.’

‘The team stand out for their knowledge and expertise in the area, and understanding of this particular area of law and ongoing judgments.’

‘A strong and dedicated team.’

Key clients

Allied Irish Banks PLC

Apollo Global Management, LLC

Bank of Ireland

Bartra Capital Property

Bord na Móna PLC

Brookfield Renewable Partners


Department of Education


Dublin City Council

Electricity Supply Board


Ervia/Gas Networks Ireland

European Investment Bank

Galway County Council

Global Student Accommodation

Goldbeck Solar

Greencells Group

Greencoat Capital LLP/Greencoat Renewables PLC


Home Building Finance Ireland

Housing Finance Agency

Housing Infrastructure Services Company

Irish Water

John Sisk & Son

Jones Engineering

Land Development Agency

Macquarie Group

National Development Finance Agency

National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

National Transport Authority

National Treasury Management Agency

Office of Government Procurement

Office of Public Works


Road Safety Authority

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland



Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Walls Construction

Ward and Burke Limited

Wicklow County Council

Work highlights

  • Assisted the National Development Finance Agency/Dublin City Council with the legal structuring of the Dublin District Heating Scheme project.
  • Advised the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board on the design and construction of the New Children’s Hospital and Satellite Centres with a value in excess of €1bn.
  • Assisted FuturEnergy Ireland with its funding requirements of €300m on a rolling basis to fund development expenditure of onshore wind projects.

William Fry LLP

William Fry LLP handles project development matters for a diverse roster of domestic and international clients that includes banks, state and semi-state bodies, developers, funds, and large manufacturing companies. The team provides a full-service offering, including advice on the planning, financing, regulatory, construction, and operational aspects of project development. Liam McCabe heads the practice and regularly advises investment houses on PPP projects. Jarleth Heneghan is known for his expertise in IT infrastructure projects, while Fergus Devine specialises in the energy and natural resources sectors. Other key members of the practice include Conor Linehan SC, Cassandra Byrne, and Bryanna Ryan, who specialises in the contractual aspects of construction and engineering projects.

Practice head(s):

Liam McCabe

Other key lawyers:

Jarleth Heneghan; Fergus Devine; Conor Linehan SC; Cassandra Byrne; Bryanna Ryan


‘WF are very client focussed while being always commercially aware of issues in the construction sector. Commercial awareness and astute advice is their strongest USP.’

‘Always on top of the brief and the issues when providing advice.’

‘The William Fry projects and PPP team display unique industry insights and have consistently delivered a high standard of service.’

‘Jarleth Heneghan is very engaging. Jarleth always provides pragmatic and focused advice and consistently delivers to high standards within tight timeframes. Jarleth’s industry knowledge is particularly valued.’

‘The team always takes an innovative approach to problem-solving.’

‘Jarleth Heneghan has always shown an ability to work effectively with others and foster a collaborative environment. He listens actively, and contributes constructively. He has a strong work ethic and his dedication and perseverance in getting the project across the line is evident.’

Key clients

Allied Irish Bank plc

Amarenco Solar

Aughinish Alumina


Bord Gáis

Bord na Móna

Brookfield Renewable Energy Group

Circle K (formerly Topaz)

Department of Public Expenditure & Reform

Department of Environment, Climate & Communications

Department for the Economy


Digital Realty Trust

Dublin Airport Authority

Dublin City Council

Dublin City University

Dublin Institute of Technology

Dublin Port Company

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Edwards Lifesciences

EirGrid plc

Electricity Supply Board

Enginenode Limited

European Investment Bank

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

Fingal County Council


Green Biofuels Ireland

Hammerson plc


King Street Capital

Irish Infrastructure Fund

KC Capital Property Group

Louth County Council

Merck Millipore Limited

MML Growth Capital Partners Limited

National Treasury Management Agency

National Asset Management Agency

Offaly County Council

Office of Government Procurement

Omnes Capital

SIRO Limited

South Dublin County Council

The Dutch Infrastructure Fund

The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

University College Dublin

Voltalia, SA

XL Group/QBE

Yew Grove REIT plc

Work highlights

  • Advised the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications on the National Broadband Plan, Ireland’s largest PPP project.
  • Advised EirGrid on the Celtic Interconnector Project, the proposed 700MW Celtic Interconnector between Ireland and France.
  • Advised Diageo on all aspects of the landmark St. James’ Gate Guinness Brewery site to be known as Guinness Quarter, a new urban quarter extending to approximately 12.5 acres of redevelopment in central Dublin.

ByrneWallace LLP

ByrneWallace LLP continues to strengthen its presence in the projects and infrastructure space by offering planning and development advice to clients from a diverse set of sectors, including real estate, energy, education, healthcare, transport, and technology. Practice head Fergal Ruane has longstanding experience of advising both public and private bodies on public procurement law, while Martin Cooney handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters related to construction law. Michael Walsh is the go-to person for advice on real estate projects.

Practice head(s):

Fergal Ruane

Other key lawyers:

Martin Cooney; Michael Walsh


‘The team leverages diverse skills within the firm to bring knowledge and experience to bear to resolve client issues.’

‘Martin Cooney delivers well-considered advice and an ability to think strategically in guiding clients through complex projects.’

‘The people are excellent. I deal with Fergal Ruane and his team. Their advice is provided based on their significant expertise and experience. Their responsiveness is brilliant and provides advice in clear terms.’

‘The ByrneWallace team are extremely knowledgeable across their specialisms. The team members are accessible and never fail to return a call or email, no matter what time of day.’

‘The projects and PPP team I have dealt with (headed up by Fergal Ruane) is incredibly experienced in the area of procurement law, and this experience is evident in the extremely practical and strategic legal advice that the team provides, which is invaluable to a client. The team is very responsive, always happy to assist and turn around advice.’

‘The ByrneWallace projects and PPP team are fully aware of emerging regulatory developments and important moves by market players.’

‘Fergal Ruane consistently continued to provide us with his valued insights and sound judgement on our key legal issues. He has also built a strong team around him, which is essential in managing multiple and diverse demands.’

Key clients

Ballymore Group

Hitachi Energy Ireland

Gyrogy Limited

Chartered Land

Failte Ireland

Irish Water/Ervia

Fingal County Council

Dublin City Council

National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

Work highlights

  • Advised an international private equity client on the design, build, finance, lease and operation of an 18MW data centre in Dublin.
  • Advised Gridbeyond on on-site solar power purchase agreements and the development of battery energy storage systems.
  • Advised an Irish consultancy firm on a number of design team lead consultancy appointments for various projects in connection with the design and build of a whiskey distillery in Co Sligo.

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has built a strong reputation for advising on some of Ireland's most important public sector projects for public sector companies, investors, and developers. The team is equally active in relation to commercial development and renewable energy projects. Rory Kirrane SC has extensive expertise in handling complex construction disputes, as well as representing clients before the Irish Commercial Court, and jointly heads the team with Eoin Cassidy, who specialises in the energy sector. Shane Dolan and Hannah Devoy handle the full range of contentious and non-contentious construction law-related matters. David Gunn and Muireann Hernon are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Rory Kirrane SC; Eoin Cassidy

Other key lawyers:

Shane Dolan; Hannah Devoy; David Gunn; Muireann Hernon


‘Incredibly responsive, particularly for urgent matters, and excellent industry knowledge.’

‘The Mason Hayes & Curran team are exceptionally professional, but more importantly, extremely client-focused, more so than most. They can deliver their legal considerations and reviews in a way that is easier understood by the client, sometimes even regarding the most complex of legal issues.’

‘Shane Dolan is an excellent client manager and deploys resources swiftly.’

‘They make a formidable team.’

Key clients

SSE Renewables

SSE Generation Limited


Torc Sustainable Housing

Amarenco Solar Ireland

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale

Bank of Ireland

Irish Water


Allergan Pharmaceutical Ireland

IMRF Frascati Ltd Partnership

Statkraft Ireland

Centrica Business Solutions

Equisisk (a JV of Equitix and John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Limited)

John Sisk & Son (Holdings Limited)

Torc Sustainable Housing (a JV of Equitix and Kajima)

Bord na Móna

BAM Civil Limited

Dragados Ireland Limited


FuturEnergy Ireland

Allied Irish Banks plc

Elgin Energy

Greencoat Renewables

Bord Gais Energy


House Building Finance Ireland

Fortum eNext Ireland

Société Générale


Uisce Éireann

Tik Tok

Work highlights

  • Advised Torc, the successful bidder for the Social Housing Bundle 2 PPP, on various contractual matters relating to certifying completion of the project and also advising on finance and hedging arrangements.
  • Advised Fortum eNext on its contract with South Dublin County Council to develop Ireland’s first large-scale district heating scheme.
  • Advised Amarenco on the development and financing of a portfolio of eight solar parks in Ireland.

Philip Lee LLP

The projects and construction team at Philip Lee LLP works closely with the firm’s planning team to provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of project development, including environmental assessment, planning, procurement, documentation, financing, operation, and dispute resolution. Kerri Crossen specialises in PPP projects in the education, health, and transport sectors and co-heads the team with Jonathan Kelly, who advises on the financial aspects of infrastructure projects. Angelyn Rowan has specific expertise in social housing projects, while Hugh Cummins’s specialism lies in the energy and utilities sectors.

Practice head(s):

Kerri Crossen; Jonathan Kelly

Other key lawyers:

Laura Mullen; Hugh Cummins; Patrick Kane; Angelyn Rowan


‘I cannot commend the Philip Lee team highly enough. They allocate the most experienced resources to the various legal work streams. They are very client-focused. They always act in a fair and balanced manner. This is consistent throughout the practice at all levels.’

‘Kerri Crossen is very professional and approachable. She can provide clear instructions and advice. She values the wider relationship and is very receptive to introducing me to potential partners.’

‘Philip Lee LLP is a specialist in PPP and construction law and a great resource. While they have an in-depth knowledge of the law, the team have an in-depth knowledge of PPPs, which means that they are an accessible resource through the contract from beginning to end.’

‘Hugh Cummins is the partner who stands out for us. He is always at hand to deal with any issues that arise and is a great team player for us to have. Hugh takes the complications and translates the issues.’

Key clients


National Development Finance Agency (NDFA)

Port of Cork

Health Service Executive

John Sisk and Son

Kajima Partnerships Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the National Treasury Management Agency and the NDFA on Social Housing 4 and 5 PPP Bundles.
  • Advised Equitix and Kajima Partnerships on their tender for Social Housing 3 PPP Bundle.

LK Shields Solicitors LLP

LK Shields Solicitors LLP remains active in the projects and PPP space, advising clients on procurement and the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts. The team is particularly strong in the social housing sector, acting on behalf of multiple developers and funders in relation to high-value projects. Practice head Jamie Ritchie regularly advises on consortium arrangements and third-party funded projects. Seanna Mulrean specialises in construction projects in the telecoms sector. Cian O'Lionaird left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Jamie Ritchie

Other key lawyers:

Seanna Mulrean


‘The team is now a well-established and ever-growing presence in the Irish market and further afield. The team can draw on legal and industry expertise all in one place.’

‘Jamie Ritchie is a well-established, renowned and trusted solicitor in his chosen work. In any dealings that one ever has with him, he is very adept and astute in the construction law. His answers are well thought out and he provides considered and top-tier advice. He has seemingly a natural ability to understand an issue, understand the business, and bring these two sometimes opposing needs together to form well-structured, sound, and diligent legal and commercial advice.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable, proactive and tactically minded.’

‘Jamie Ritchie is an excellent lawyer. He cuts straight to the issue.’

Key clients

Kajima Ireland Limited

Glasgiven Contracts Limited

Elkstone Capital Partners Limited

Ellwood Homes Development

Purcell Construction

Fidelis Insurance Ireland DAC

Propchain Solutions Limited t/a Prop

McMahon Design and Management Limited

CareChoice Group

Gowan Motor Distribution Limited

Ameresco Limited

October Investments


Manufacturing Conglomerate

Crane Hire Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Kajima Ireland Limited on the development and financing of a new 258-home residential scheme in Belmayne, Dublin as part of a joint venture with Bartra.
  • Advised a large UK-based rail contractor on its bid for a substantial construction contract in relation to a new rail project in the south-west region of Ireland.
  • Advised McMahon Design and Management on EPCM and O&M contracts for multiple international sub-sea and maritime projects within the Irish Maritime Area.