Expertise

Data Centres

Ireland’s data centre network ensures that our country remains one of the best-connected economic destinations worldwide and continues to be recognised for its storage infrastructure. Major international organisations, as a result, choose to locate in Ireland in order to benefit from the connectivity, security and reliability provided by our data centres. In addition, Ireland continues to deliver a supportive taxation and regulatory environment for data centre location, along with proximity to international data connections and a plentiful supply of reliable electricity. It is likely, therefore, that the current vigorous level of local data centre development will continue.

Infrastructure projects are complex and clients rely on us to identify and manage risk early in the transaction. Our specialist team possess market-leading expertise in regulatory, construction, planning, financing, joint ventures, investments, property and tax. We offer the most comprehensive suite of legal services available to the data centre market.

Our Services

  • Real estate law
  • Construction
  • Tax
  • Planning
  • Environmental law
  • Energy 
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Privacy and data security

Recommendations

Chambers & Partners, 2019 - Financial Services

Clients and market commentators laud the "quality of the firm's lawyers and their pragmatic and commercial approach."

Chambers & Partners, 2019 - Real Estate

Held in “very high regard in the industry”, the team is “extremely knowledgeable”.

Recent Work

  • Acted for EdgeConneX Inc. on the refinancing of its acquisition and development of an 18MW co-location cloud enabled data centre in Dublin, with Microsoft as the tenant. The refinancing of the Irish debt also encompassed a refinancing of a similar loan in the Netherlands, owned by EdgeConneX Netherlands BV.
  • Advised Aggreko on regulatory matters in the provision of temporary power generation facilities to data centres in Ireland.
  • Advised a leading U.S air-conditioning and ventilation specialist on their work on a major €200 million data centre project in Ireland.
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Micheál Grace

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