Mr Fergal Ruane > ByrneWallace LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

ByrneWallace LLP
88 Harcourt Street
Saint Kevin's
DO2 DK18

Work Department

Projects and Infrastructure


Head of Projects and Infrastructure


Fergal Ruane is partner and Head of the ByrneWallace LLP Projects and Infrastructure team.

Fergal has over 20 years’ experience advising both public and private bodies in the areas of construction, commercial and public procurement law and has advised on a vast array of large, medium and small scale projects in the transport, data centre, ICT, health, energy, residential, commercial and concession sectors.

In particular, he has extensive experience advising on a variety of public procurement, construction, PPP, infrastructure and commercial matters including consultancy and construction contracts, development/project agreements, framework agreements, tender documents, operation, maintenance and commercial contracts and related security documents.


  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association


  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), National University of Ireland, Galway, 1996
  • LLB (Hons), National University of Ireland, Galway 1998
  • LLM, University College London, 1999
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2002

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Projects and PPP

ByrneWallace LLP advises developers on the construction of residential, industrial and commercial projects, and is also frequently instructed by public sector bodies to handle the procurement process for developments. Practice head Fergal Ruane has more than 20 years’ experience in this area and is increasingly active in Ireland’s fast-growing data centre sector. The team’s work in this space includes handling the development of the centres as well as infrastructure related to their energy usage. Elsewhere, Martin Cooney and Gavin Blake are valued by clients for their expertise in construction contracts and energy projects, respectively. Michael Walsh is another key contact, focusing on the real estate sector.