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, 2020

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

Legal 500, 2020

Shane "knows the development market inside out and brings commercial sense to a transaction". 

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