Rory Kirrane


Rory is a partner and Head of our Construction team. 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 US developer on procurement of works on 400 acre development site in South Dublin.
  • Acquisition of generating assets including 450MW CCGT plant and related regulatory issues for international utility.


Chambers and Partners, 2018

"Very commercially aware and practical." 

Legal 500, 2018

"Leading Individual’ Rory Kirrane is “one of the top construction lawyers in the country”.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Rory frequently speaks on construction and related matters at the International Bar Association Annual Conference and on arbitration at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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Areas of Expertise

Construction Law & Engineering Law Energy, Utilities & Projects Conventional Energy Renewable Energy Commercial Disputes Dispute Resolution Brexit

Professional Memberships

Business member CIF


University College Dublin (BCL)

London School of Economics/Kings College London (LLM)

College of Law London (PGdipLP)