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A&L Goodbody

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES CENTRE, DUBLIN 1, D01 H104, IRELAND
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Work +353 1 649 2000
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Fax +353 1 649 2649
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Belfast, Dublin, London, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco

Kevin Feeney

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Work +353 1 649 2241
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www.algoodbody.com/our-people/kevin-feeney
A&L Goodbody

Work Department

Projects & Construction, Energy & Natural Resources.

Position

Kevin Feeney is a Partner and Head of A&L Goodbody's Projects and Infrastructure and Construction Groups. He has over 20 years' experience working on a broad and diverse range of projects in the property and infrastructure sector. Kevin's experience gives him an all-round perspective and appreciation of the issues likely to surface in any deal in the property or infrastructure space. He has a genuine understanding of risk and risk mitigation, and has advised on the most complex property and infrastructure projects in Ireland.

Member

Kevin qualified as a civil engineer in 1986 and worked with Arup consulting engineers in London until 1989. He became a chartered engineer and Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 1989 and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1990. He worked in the property and the project finance departments of a major international law firm in London from 1993 until 1998. While at Arup, Kevin worked as a part time technical tutor at the prestigious Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. 


Ireland

Construction

Within: Leading individuals

Kevin Feeney - A&L Goodbody

Within: Construction

Heralded as ‘the best construction practice in Ireland’, A&L Goodbody  provides ‘quick and sound advice’ on commercial and residential developments, public infrastructure projects and power plants. Eamonn Conlon’s work highlights included advising a construction joint venture on its contract for the campus site at Grangegorman PPP project, while ‘commercial and responsive’ practice head Kevin Feeney drafted and negotiated the development and construction contracts for the employer for the redevelopment of a landmark property in Dublin city centre. Eamonn Gill is ‘outstanding’ and ‘most approachable’ associate Killian Dorney is recommended, as is associate Robert Rooney. New partner Conor Owens joined from Maples Group.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Leading individuals

Kevin Feeney - A&L Goodbody

Within: Energy and natural resources

A&L Goodbody is highly active in the financing and development of large-scale renewable energy projects, particularly wind farms, with John Dallas and department head Ross Moore advising a syndicate of lenders – including the European Investment Bank for the first time - in relation to Oweninny wind farm, potentially the largest wind farm in Ireland. The team was also involved in a number of substantial energy M&A transactions, including assisting HgCapital and Craydal with its sale of a majority stake in a wind farm portfolio with a capacity of more than 220MW to a group of Japanese investors. Kevin Feeney is another key team member.

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Projects and PPP

Within: Leading individuals

Kevin Feeney - A&L Goodbody

Within: Projects and PPP

A&L Goodbody’s Ross Moore and John Dallas were very active advising lenders on the financing of projects, especially wind farms. In one such instruction, they advised a syndicate of lenders on the project financing of the first phase of Oweninny wind farm in County Mayo, which upon completion will have a total capacity of 172MW. On the PPP side, practice head Kevin Feeney advised on the development of a €40m housing scheme as part of a PPP project. ‘Readily available’ associate Jamie Rattigan is recommended.

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Public sector

Within: Public sector

The team at A&L Goodbody advises on state aid, restructuring and sale of state assets, and data protection, and is particularly strong on public procurement matters. Anna-Marie Curran is acting for Limerick City and County Council on the tender process for the N/M20 Cork to Limerick road improvement scheme; Kevin Feeney is advising a developer on a €40m housing development scheme in Dublin as part of a PPP project; and Eamonn Conlon is assisting BAM Building with the construction contract for the New Children's Hospital. Mark Rasdale is also a key contact.

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Transport

Within: Transport

A&L Goodbody is particularly active in the aviation, roads and infrastructure sectors, and has extensive experience advising on cross-border matters. Catherine Duffy, Séamus Ó’Cróinín and Marie O’Brien specialise in aviation and transport finance. Infrastructure and construction expert Kevin Feeney advised a developer on an agreement relating to the development of a ring road around Maynooth, County Kildare. The team also acts for a number of ports and shipping companies. Vincent Power is a specialist in maritime matters, particularly in relation to the competition and EU law aspects. Senior associate Mary Townsend was appointed director of aviation and transport finance.

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