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Peter McLay

Partner


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. 

Specialties

  • 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.
  • During 2016 alone, acting for Nord LB in financing the 33MW Glencarbry wind farm, the 32MW Dromadda More wind farm and the 56MW Cloghboola wind farm, and in re-financing the 44.5MW Knocknagoum wind farm and the 42.8MW Leitir Gungaid wind farm. 

Recommendations

Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Business Lawyers, 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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  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

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

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA)

Education

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

University College Dublin, MA (Economics)