Shane Dolan


Shane is a partner in our Construction, Infrastructure & Utilities team. Shane practices in both contentious and non-contentious construction law. He advises all construction professionals on all aspects of construction contracts, including FIDIC, GCCC, IEI, JCT, NEC, RIAI, and bespoke forms.

Shane’s clients include a broad mix of Irish state authorities, funds, developers, contractors, banks, insurers and construction professionals across a number of sectors, including public infrastructure, technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, education, student accommodation, healthcare, commercial, hotel, retail and residential.


  • Construction & Engineering
  • Arbitration / Conciliation
  • Health & Safety
  • Maritime and Shipping
  • Planning / CPOs / Environmental

Representative Matters

  • Advising a U.S. developer fund on the multi-billion euro development of a 400 acre site in South Dublin, which includes roads, residential, office, hotel, business park and retail development. It is the largest mixed use development ever undertaken in Ireland.
  • Advising one of Ireland’s largest developers on the development of a number of substantial office and residential developments at a number of Dublin City Centre sites.
  • Advising a leading global engineering, construction and project management company in relation to the procurement and construction of a number of pharma and technology, manufacturing and renewable energy plants in Ireland (total development value exceeding €2bn).


Chambers & Partners, 2021

Shane is a “reasonable, practical lawyer."

Chambers & Partners, 2020

Shane possesses "a strong technical background while being able to follow in detail how the commercial aspects of the deal evolve".

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Guest speaker at the UK Trade mission in Dublin Airport, 2018

Contract Strategies for Real Estate Development, 2017


Author of “Set-off against certified sums: a change of direction?” in Construction Law International, 2008.

Co-authored Ireland’s chapter in Construction Law and Practice (2012 Thomson Reuters), which contains jurisdictional comparisons between construction law standards in 15 jurisdictions.

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Areas of Expertise

Construction, Infrastructure & Utilities Non-Contentious Contentious Maritime Law & Shipping Law

Professional Memberships

The Law Society of Ireland

International Project Finance Association

Arbitration Ireland


University College Galway, B. Corp. Law

University College Galway, LLB