Energy, Utilities & Projects

Clients in the energy sector know us for our exemplary work on transactional, developmental and regulatory issues.

Energy projects are complex and clients rely on us to identify and manage risk early in a project life cycle. Our specialist team possesses market-leading expertise in regulation, construction, planning, financing, acquisitions and disposals.

We offer the most comprehensive suite of legal services available to the Irish energy market, advising on renewable energy, electricity and natural gas network assets, and petroleum exploration and extraction.

We have advised on some of the largest Irish energy transactions in recent years. Notably, the combined generation capacity of our renewable energy projects is almost half the total amount installed on the Irish grid.

Our Services

Our Energy & Projects team combines experience from across the Banking, Construction, Corporate, Real Estate, Planning, Competition/Regulatory and Procurement practices in the firm. We advise clients in the following areas:

  • Project finance
  • Procurement, construction and development
  • Real estate
  • Planning and environmental
  • Regulation, procurement and supply
  • Single Electricity Market (including I-SEM)
  • Eligibility for ReFIT and post-ReFIT support
  • Merchant generation opportunities 
  • Competition law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Dispute resolution
  • Tax structures
  • EU energy law


Chambers & Partners, 2020

"A strong and really capable team, who know how to get things done in the right way".

Legal 500, 2020

"The team has excellent knowledge of the energy sector in Ireland and of how it is impacted by national and European law and regulations".

Recent Work

  • Advised Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners on acquiring the renewable generation assets of Bord Gáis Éireann, and financing of two portfolios with generation capacity of 500MW.
  • Advised Cubico on the acquisition and project financing of the 89.6MW Cordal wind farm, one of the largest renewable energy generation projects in Ireland.
  • Advised Hitachi on the €450m EPC Contract for the Dublin Waste to Energy Plant (60MW).
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