Rory Kirrane was appointed Senior Counsel by the Government of Ireland in 2020, the first occasion the title has been conferred on solicitors.
Rory is a partner and Head of our Construction, Infrastructure and Utilities Department. He also leads our Energy and Projects practice with Will Carmody. Rory has extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious Energy and Construction issues. He advises and represents utilities, funders, developers, contractors, insurers and professional consultants. He has particular expertise in project development, renewable energy and gas.
Rory regularly advises on the largest projects undertaken in Ireland, including on-shore and off-shore wind-farms, thermal power, waste-to-energy, data centres, technology plants and real estate development. On contentious matters, Rory advises clients through ADR, arbitration and Court processes. Rory frequently acts as advocate on behalf of clients in ADR and arbitration. He has represtented clients as advocate in LCIA, ICC and domestic arbitration on a wide range of commercial matters
Rory is qualified to advise on both Irish and English law and has extensive experience of the FIDIC, NEC3, JCT and local forms of contract.
Rory "is extremely attuned to the client's needs and his advice is always delivered in a calm and pragmatic manner".
'Leading Individual' who is “hugely knowledgeable. An expert in all things related to construction law. An outstanding litigator”
Rory is "dynamic, responsive and commercially minded."
Rory is recognised as "a strong and tough negotiator who is protective of his clients' rights".
Rory "is a standout individual. He is practical and commercial in equal measures".
Rory receives numerous plaudits from clients and “takes a commercial, practical approach."
“Leading Individual” Rory Kirrane is celebrated as an “excellent advocate”.
Rory frequently speaks on construction and arbitration related matters at the International Bar Association Annual Conference, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Engineers Ireland and the Law Society of Ireland.
Business member CIF
University College Dublin (BCL)
London School of Economics/Kings College London (LLM)
College of Law London (PGdipLP)