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Mason Hayes & Curran

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Will Carmody

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Mason Hayes & Curran

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Financial Services


William is the head of Mason Hayes & Curran's Financial Services team. He represents financial institutions and corporate borrowers on a range of secured and unsecured lending transactions, including project finance, leveraged M&A, financing of commercial real estate investments and development, corporate working capital debt requirements and Irish law issues in multi-jurisdictional finance transactions. Will provides strategic advice in relation to complex debt restructurings and our clients’ analysis of finance and investment decisions. 

Will’s project finance practice has a particular emphasis on the financing of renewable energy projects and he has advised project sponsors, bank funders and investors on the development of wind, solar and biomass electricity generation projects. He has also advised on the financing of infrastructure investment and development in the transport, health, education and accommodation sectors. 


Law Society of Ireland.


University College Dublin (BCL).


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Mason Hayes & Curran's 'very client-focused, commercial' team has expertise in a range of areas, including project finance for energy and infrastructure projects and loan portfolio sales. Practice head Will Carmody acted for a syndicate of five banks on a revolving credit facility to Greencoat Renewables to finance the acquisition of a wind farm, and Neil Campbell and Micheál Grace advised Permanent TSB on the sale of a €2.4bn residential loan portfolio. Jenny Ahern is praised for her 'encyclopedic knowledge of all banking and property disciplines'. Daniel Kiely moved to an in-house role.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Mason Hayes & Curran has 'assembled an exceptional team' with an 'in-depth understanding of the industry', and advises major private sector lenders on onshore renewable energy projects. In one work highlight, 'hands-on' and 'assertive' practice co-head William Carmody and construction expert Eoin Cassidy advised Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale on the project financing of the Knockalough wind farm in County Galway, which will have an export capacity of 33.6MW. Other co-head Rory Kirrane acts on energy-related construction disputes. The team also advised on acquisitions in the energy sector; by way of example, Cassidy assisted NTR with its acquisition of Aeolus wind farm. Associate Muireann Hernon 'is an exceptional talent'.

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Projects and PPP

Within: Projects and PPP

Mason Hayes & Curran is adept at handling public procurement projects, which is evidenced by Edel Hartog and Robert McDonagh acting for the Irish government on the implementation of its National Broadband Plan. On the financing side, William Carmody was active in the renewable energy sector, acting for Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale on the project financing of Knockalough wind farm, and for AIB on the project financing for Killala community wind farm. Senior associate Anne McCarthy ‘shows herself to be very experienced and committed’.

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