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 (including green procurement)
  • 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
  • Alternative fuels infrastructure e.g. EV and CNG regulation
  • Green tech and smart mobility


The lawyers are "very responsive, knowledgeable and have lots of experience”. 

Legal 500, 2021

Tier one ranked team with “broad depth of experience across all key areas” and lauded for having “unique, excellent knowledge”. 

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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