Mr Brendan Slattery > McCann FitzGerald LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

McCann FitzGerald LLP

Work Department

Environmental and Planning, Projects and Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources


With almost twenty years’ experience in the areas of environment, planning and climate change, Brendan is recognised as an expert in both planning and environmental law at national and EU level, having advised regulatory authorities, statutory bodies, local authorities and developers on the delivery of a wide range of local and national projects.

In recent years, Brendan has advised on almost every significant infrastructure project across Ireland spanning the areas of energy, transport, water, wastewater and the agri-business sector.

Brendan lectures significantly in planning law on each of the Professional Practice Course in Conveyancing, the Diploma in Commercial Conveyancing and the Diploma in Planning and Environmental Law.  He also lectures in planning and environmental law on the Diploma in Physical Planning, the Diploma in Environmental Engineering, the MSc in Environmental Science and the MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation.


Qualified in 2003


Law, LL.B, Trinity College Dublin

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Projects and PPP

McCann FitzGerald LLP has a full-service offering in projects and PPP, advising clients on the financing of projects as well as handling planning, regulatory issues and the drafting of contracts. The team has a particular specialism in advising public sector bodies on the procurement process for transport, energy, education and housing developments, including advising on PPPs. Practice head Eamonn O’Hanrahan is well known for his work on project financing; Colm Fanning is another name to note in this area, while Brendan Slattery is highly regarded in the environment and planning space.

Ireland > Planning and environment

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Brendan SlatteryMcCann FitzGerald LLP

McCann FitzGerald LLP handles the planning and environmental issues surrounding high-profile, complex developments, advising on planning proposals and representing clients in challenges to projects, including appearing in the High Court. The team is highly active in the energy sector, where it advises on developments involving both renewable energy and conventional energy, and in the transport sector, acting for public bodies and local governments in the development of substantial infrastructure projects. Brendan Slattery is currently advising a number of major developers on large-scale residential developments, while Michelle Doyle is noted for her expertise in avoiding challenges to planning proposals. Senior associate Sinéad Martyn stands out for complex offshore energy matters.

Ireland > Energy and natural resources

McCann FitzGerald LLP acts for major players in the energy sector, advising project sponsors, lenders and state bodies on a variety of complex matters. The sizeable team is able to offer clients support across the full process of project development, including financing transactions, planning and environmental issues, and the drafting of construction contracts. The practice also stands out for the breadth of its energy expertise, spanning onshore and offshore wind, solar, natural gas and grid infrastructure matters, including advising on the proposed electricity interconnector between Ireland and Wales. Practice head Valerie Lawlor focuses on M&A transactions in the oil, gas and renewables sectors, while Brendan Slattery leads on environmental and planning matters. Colm Fanning is the key contact in the project finance space, and is supported by Éamon Ó Cuív in the firm’s London office.