William Fry has a dedicated multi-disciplinary Projects Group including infrastructure and utilities specialists who work on the most significant, innovative and complex projects in Ireland.
We have been to the fore in the development of public private partnerships (PPPs) in Ireland and have in-depth knowledge and broad experience in advising both the private and public sector on projects across a range of sectors, including energy, education, health, leisure, accommodation, prison and transport.
We have advised funders, contractors, local and international corporations, developers, consultants, and consortia on funding and delivering large scale projects, as well as public sector clients on the promotion, procurement, funding and development of PPPs across numerous sectors.
We adopt a hands-on approach, becoming an integrated member of our client’s team and employ our expertise and knowledge to anticipate, manage and overcome the challenges and risks facing the project to ensure that our clients get the optimum results every time.
As a full service law firm we can draw on the expertise of colleagues as required in Property, Energy and Natural Resources, Environmental, Planning, Competition, Banking, Tax, Insurance, Employment, Pensions, and Litigation.
Department of Environment, Climate and Communications on the implementation of the National Broadband Plan – the largest & most complex infrastructure project in Ireland (>€3bn).
EirGrid, Ireland’s transmission system operator, in relation to the proposed 700MW Celtic Interconnector project between Ireland and France (€1.6bn) and temporary Emergency Generation;
Diageo on all aspects of the proposed large-scale regeneration of the landmark St James’ Gate Guinness Brewery site to be known as “Guinness Quarter”, a new urban quarter extending to approximately 12.5 acres of redevelopment in central Dublin (>€2bn);
Global giants Hines and King Street Capital on the development of the Cherrywood multi use commercial and residential development project (€1bn);
SIRO on development aspects of investment and financing for its broadband network expansion (€620m);
Developer (NAMA-appointed Receiver) on the development financing and construction of the Bolands Quay office and residential development and its forward sale to Google Ireland Limited;
Edwards Life Sciences on development of its largest European med-tech facility in South West Ireland and other clients on facilities in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors;
Circle K on the design, build, finance and operation and maintenance of the Motorway Service Area Centres PPP Project.
Our services include advising, drafting and negotiating on:
EU/Irish Procurement Rules on tender processes
Preparing and evaluating contract documents
Drivers and expectations of Contracting Authorities and other bidding parties
Understanding key awarding criteria – timely delivery and value for money
Sponsor consortia and shareholder arrangements
Project Financing, including all forms of credit support
Operation and Maintenance arrangements
Legal risk management and strategy development
Ongoing Projects lifecycle issues
Key project risks – delay, relief, force majeure and compensation on termination/borrower default