Ms Mary Dunne > Maples Group > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group

Work Department

Projects & Construction


Mary is a partner in Maples and Calder’s Projects & Construction team in the Maples Group’s Dublin office. Mary’s areas of expertise include infrastructure projects and project finance in the energy, road, rail, education, water, waste health, nursing home and housing sectors, with particular expertise in PPPs. She also provides advice on construction law and advises on all forms of Irish and international construction and engineering documentation. Additionally, Mary specialises in public procurement and competition law and acts as an expert to the OECD and World Bank on public procurement and project finance. She has drafted laws and procedures for many governments seeking to do business with the EU, such as Croatia, Macedonia, Jamaica and Morocco.


Mary joined the Maples Group in 2012. Prior to this she was a partner with a leading Irish law firm, from 2007 to 2012. Mary also worked as Head of Legal at the NDFA and the Strategic Investment Board in Belfast. She has been highly regarded in independent legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.


Law Society of Ireland
Law Society of England and Wales and Northern Ireland
Member of Bar Association


University of London, LLM, International Business Law (with Merit), 1992
University College Dublin, Bachelor of Civil Law (2.1), 1991

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Construction

The construction team at Maples Group advises the full range of parties in the construction sector on both contentious and non-contentious work. The team is active in the rapidly growing private rental and logistics infrastructure sectors, and is also involved in major mixed-use developments. In addition to handling the negotiation and drafting of construction documents, the team represents developers, contractors and suppliers in high-profile adjudication and litigation, including acting in High Court cases. Practice head Mary Dunne leads the team’s advisory work; Kevin Harnett has now left the firm.

Ireland > Projects and PPP

Maples Group leverages its expertise in the banking and funds space to advise on the financing of projects, particularly those developed under a PPP model. The team also assists funds and developers with the planning, design and construction of care homes, residential properties and commercial developments. Practice head Mary Dunne has more than 25 years’ experience in this area, specialising in finance and PPP work.