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Maples Group

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Dubai, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg and 3 more

Mary Dunne

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Maples and Calder

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Public Procurement




Mary's areas of expertise include project finance and corporate transactions, public procurement law, and EU and Irish competition law. She specialises in infrastructure projects in the energy, road, rail, education, water, waste and health sectors, with particular expertise in PPPs. Mary also provides advice on construction law, including all forms of Irish and international construction and engineering documentation. Mary acts as an expert to the OECD and EU Commission on public procurement and project finance, and has drafted laws and procedures for many governments seeking to do business with the EU, such as Croatia, Armenia, Macedonia and Morocco. Mary joined the Maples Group in 2012, prior to which she was a partner with Byrne Wallace from 2007 to 2012. Before joining Byrne Wallace, Mary was Head of Legal at the NDFA and previously worked for Arthur Cox from 2000 to 2006, during which time she was seconded to the Strategic Investment Board in Belfast.


University College Dublin, BA Civil Law, 1991 University of London, LLM International Business Law, 1992



Within: Construction

Maples Group has a strong presence in the contentious sphere, where Kevin Harnett’s caseload included defending Spencer Dock Development Company in High Court proceedings arising out of alleged defects in the cladding, windows and fire prevention systems. Harnett is also defending two construction material suppliers in about 500 ongoing claims arising out of alleged building damage caused by using material containing pyrite. Enda O’Keeffe is the other name to note when it comes to construction disputes. Responsible for handling advisory matters, practice head Mary Dunne advised Tifco on development finance and construction contracts for five significant developments in Dublin, Cork and Galway. Dudley Solan retired.

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Projects and PPP

Within: Projects and PPP

Development and project finance specialist Mary Dunne leads the team at Maples Group. Dunne advised the lending consortium to the Macquarie bidding consortium on the Social Housing Bundles 1, 2 and 3 PPP projects. In another highlight, she is advising Transdev, the current operator of the entire light rail network in Dublin, on its bid to secure an extension to its contract.

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