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Partner and Head of Construction and Engineering Group


Rhona Henry is a partner and head of Matheson’s Construction & Engineering Group. Rhona has over 13 years’ experience in the construction / capital projects sector.  Rhona’s practice has a particular focus on construction / development financing, public-private partnership construction specialism, the build out of capital developments together with a regulatory advice practice.

Rhona is known for and distinguished by her formulation of complex contract structure procurement strategies which facilitate a fast pace of development and cohesion regarding interface issues.  Rhona is also distinguished by her expertise in forward funding arrangements including the drafting and negotiating of a myriad of direct agreements and associated step in rights.

Rhona advises on complex construction and engineering capital projects including data centres, commercial office, corporate headquarters and EPC contracts for major international construction projects including infrastructure, facilities, power and process plants.  She has an in-depth understanding of the construction requirements of organisations operating in very specialised markets, including the energy market, the pharmaceutical, data centre and ICT markets.

Rhona typically advises her clients on a full suite of construction related agreements spanning from building contract to professional appointment contracts, collateral warranties, direct agreements, interface agreements, bonds, project supervisor appointments and a wide range of sub-contracts.


Trinity College Dublin (Diploma in Construction Law and Contract Administration) University College Dublin (BA)

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Ireland > Projects and PPP

Matheson LLP is known for its work on the financing of large, complex projects, acting for both project sponsors and lenders. The team also handles the development of projects across the energy, real estate and healthcare sectors; transactions involving project assets and bids for PPP projects are other areas of strength. Key figures in the team include practice head Garret Farrelly, who has extensive energy-related experience, having previously worked in house in the sector, as well as construction specialists Rhona Henry and Kimberley Masuda. Senior associate Conor Blennerhassett is another name to note.

Ireland > Construction

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The construction practice at Matheson LLP is highly active in the private rental space, advising developers on the construction and forward sale of large developments. The team is also regularly instructed by corporations, including prominent multinationals, to advise on the acquisition and fit out of office space, and acts alongside the firm’s finance and real estate teams to provide due diligence on the financing of projects and transactions involving project assets. Rhona Henry has experience in the financing and construction of complex developments; she leads the team with highly regarded litigator Nicola Dunleavy SC, who leads on construction disputes. Kimberley Masuda is noted for her strength in forward funding and forward purchase agreements, as well as for her work for clients in the healthcare sector.