Peter McLay


Peter is a Partner in our Energy and Natural Resources practice, advising on Irish and European law and regulation applicable to Irish energy projects.

He advises project sponsors, lenders, utilities and regulatory authorities in relation to all aspects of the Irish electricity, natural gas and petroleum sectors, as well as related areas of law such as environmental permitting and energy efficiency obligations. Peter also advises large energy consumers on efficient and diverse procurement strategies.

Peter has advised in relation to major Irish thermal and renewable, onshore and offshore, electricity generation projects, as well as the development of an Irish LNG gasification terminal. 


  • Energy and natural resources
  • Projects and infrastructure 
  • Regulated industries 

Representative Matters

  • Advising Cubico Sustainable Investments in relation to the acquisition and project financing of the Cordal wind farm in Cordal, Co Kerry.
  • Advising Brookfield Renewable Ireland in relation to its deal to supply renewable electricity to Facebook to power its new Irish data centres.
  • Acting for NTR plc in relation to the project financing of its 17.5MW Coollegrean wind farm and its 9MW Teevurcher wind farm.


Chambers and Partners, 2013

"He is strong on detail but does not get lost in it. He is approachable and the quality of his work is excellent."

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Presenting “Ireland – energy update 2015” at European Energy Day, Hamburg, November 2015

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Areas of Expertise

Energy, Utilities & Projects Renewable Energy Conventional Energy Projects & Infrastructure

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA)


University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand), LLB / BA (Economics)

University College Dublin, MA (Economics)