Mr Eamonn O'Hanrahan > McCann FitzGerald LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

McCann FitzGerald LLP

Work Department

Finance, Project Finance, Administrative & Public Law


Eamonn leads our Projects Group, and has particular experience in project finance, with an emphasis on public transport. He has advised numerous statutory agencies and private sector entities in relation to PPP and other projects. He also handles more general banking and financial work for a variety of financial institutions, including secured and structured lending. He has advised across a range of sectors, including roads, rail, waste, energy, renewables and technology. As an experienced projects and banking lawyer, Eamonn brings particular capability and a proven history in terms of managing and delivering projects with diverse strands and inputs through to completion. He is also recognised as a leading adviser in relation to legal issues affecting public entities, having advised a range of statutory agencies.


Qualified in 1990


Graduate of Trinity College, Dublin (BA Mod.)

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Public sector

McCann FitzGerald LLP leverages its expertise across a range of areas of law to provide a comprehensive service to public sector clients. The team is highly active in advising on the procurement of services and projects, ensuring that clients comply with competition and state aid regulations. The practice is also frequently engaged by regulators to advise on investigations and enforcement, as well as judicial review proceedings. Eamonn O’Hanrahan is a key name in the public transport space, particularly in project finance and development. Michelle Doyle is also engaged in projects-related work, with a specialism in assisting clients with avoiding judicial reviews of their decisions, while Rosaleen Byrne and Catherine Derrig focus on contentious matters. Consultant Seán Barton advises a number of public bodies on their functions and the exercise of their powers.

Ireland > Projects and PPP

(Leading individuals)

Eamonn O’HanrahanMcCann FitzGerald LLP

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 > Transport

(Hall of Fame)

Eamonn O’Hanrahan – McCann FitzGerald LLP

McCann FitzGerald LLP is highly active in the transport space, advising clients on matters across all areas of this sector. The practice particularly stands out for its work for transport-related public sector bodies, advising on procurement, the development of infrastructure and regulation, including the drafting of legal frameworks and enforcement actions. Aviation financing is another key area of focus; the team advises on sales, leases, financings and the establishment of platforms. Hilary Marren, Catherine Deane, Joe Fay and Georgina O’Riordan are the key partners in this space, while senior associate Ian Payne is also noted. Eamonn O’Hanrahan leads both the transport team and the firm’s projects team, and is noted for his expertise in project financing, particularly in the public sector.