Construction and Engineering

Our Construction and Engineering Group is one of the largest specialist practices in Ireland encompassing both commercial and contentious expertise. Recognised by clients and peers as a market leader, we have advised on some of the most complex and significant transactions of recent years.

Our expertise:

We give our clients expert advice through every stage of the construction cycle, from procurement strategy, contract structures and contracts negotiation through to professional appointments, PFI/PPP project agreements and development/funding arrangements. We also advise on risk management, problem solving and all forms of dispute resolution.

We have advised leading public and private sector clients on a wide variety of projects, ranging from construction schemes to highly technical engineering projects with a strong project finance element.

Key areas:

We advise on the full spectrum of construction and engineering activities, including:

  • Procurement strategy, including EU procurement issues
  • Drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, professional appointments, bonds, guarantees, collateral warranties and associated documentation
  • Contracting alternatives, such as framework and partnering arrangements
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Bonds and securities
  • Project insurance
  • Project administration
  • Construction dispute management, including litigation, arbitration, conciliation, mediation and adjudication and other ADRs


Key highlights include advising:

  • Central Bank of Ireland on the development of its landmark HQ in Dublin
  • Global Student Accommodation, a global developer of student accommodation in relation to construction of four sites across Dublin
  • John Sisk & Son (Holdings) in relation to a number of developments including Capital Docks (a landmark office, retail and residential development) and data centres
  • National Paediatric Hospital Development Board in relation to the procurement and construction of the New Children’s Hospital, Dublin

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