Construction and Infrastructure
Our Construction and Infrastructure Group is one of the largest specialist practices in Ireland, and we have guided our clients through some of the most complex and significant transactions of recent years.
In recent years, there has been an upsurge in demand from our clients operating in the Construction and Infrastructure sector. As our economy has grown, so too has investment in engineering projects, both public and private, particularly in the energy, technology, and transport sectors. The industry is now addressing a shortage of supply in the commercial sector, with a huge demand for the creation of further office space in Dublin, particularly in the wake of Brexit. There has been an increase in housing developments; both public and private, along with increased government spend in both healthcare and social justice initiatives.
‘They offer a very good holistic service across all areas of development from planning consultancy to site acquisition, construction contracts, professional appointments and dispute resolution. They are a very collegiate and forward-thinking practice, and extremely solution orientated.’The Legal 500, 2022
‘What stands out is their desire and focus on getting the best outcome for their client. You get input from the lead partners, not just their presence. The team’s capabilities include a broad range of specialities and an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry. They value relationships and take care to maintain them.’The Legal 500, 2022
‘McCann FitzGerald are very good at explaining legal terms and presenting advice rather than just options. There is a very similar level of service from any member of their team and they have always been very good at responding in short time periods,' according to one impressed client.’Chambers Europe, 2022
‘Another interviewee describes the legal team as producing an 'excellent end-product and being personable and enjoyable to work with.’Chambers Europe, 2022
Our Construction team has have advised in almost every significant Irish construction project over the last 40 years. In the course of this work, we have advised leading public and private sector clients on a wide variety of projects, ranging from construction schemes to highly technical engineering projects that often have a strong project finance element.
We help our Construction and Infrastructure clients through every stage of the construction cycle, from procurement strategy, contract structures and negotiation of construction contracts 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.
- Procurement strategy, including EU procurement issues
- Contract structures and drafting
- 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
- Strategic infrastructure development
- Construction dispute management, including litigation, arbitration, conciliation, mediation and adjudication and other ADRs