Rory Kirrane


Rory is a partner and Head of our Construction 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 real estate development, renewable energy and gas.

Rory regularly advises on major projects, including the largest wind farms constructed in Ireland, the largest waste-to-energy facility and the largest real estate development project in Ireland. 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.

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.


  • Energy and Utilities
  • Projects
  • Real Estate Development
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Procurement
  • Dispute resolution
  • Shipping

Representative Matters

  • Development, procurement and project financing (together with banking colleagues) of 105MW wind farm on behalf of international energy utility – the largest yet to be built in Ireland.
  • Advising international wind farm developer on consenting phase of 520MW offshore project.
  • Advising international tech contractor on works contract for multi-billion dollar chip manufacturing plant.


Chambers & Partners, 2020

Rory is recognised as "a strong and tough negotiator who is protective of his clients' rights".

Legal 500, 2020

Rory "is a standout individual. He is practical and commercial in equal measures".

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

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.

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Areas of Expertise

Construction, Infrastructure & Utilities Energy, Utilities & Projects Conventional Energy Renewable Energy Commercial Disputes Dispute Resolution Brexit Data Centres

Professional Memberships

Business member CIF


University College Dublin (BCL)

London School of Economics/Kings College London (LLM)

College of Law London (PGdipLP)