Rory Kirrane SC is Head of our Construction, Infrastructure and Utilities Department and co-heads our Energy team. He has advised on some of the largest projects in Ireland, particularly in the Renewable Energy, Technology, and Real Estate sectors. He was appointed Senior Counsel by the Government of Ireland in 2020, the first occasion the title has been conferred on solicitors.
Rory has extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious Energy and Construction issues. He is the go-to advisor for high value and strategically important developments in Ireland due to his commercial mindset. Rory is engaged by clients on a number of nationally significant multi-billion-euro technology and energy projects.
He frequently represents clients in all forms of ADR, particularly arbitration, and has appeared before Ireland’s Commercial Court as advocate. He is widely recognised as a superb negotiator and advocate for clients. Rory has represented clients in court processes on a wide range of commercial matters and is frequently called as an expert witness.
Rory often represents major electricity generators in dispute processes under Ireland’s Single Electricity Trading and Settlement Code against the Market Operator relating to balancing market price spikes. He has secured novel and significant outcomes in favour of generators.