Karen Killoran

Karen Killoran | Construction and Engineering Lawyer | Arthur Cox


Karen is a highly experienced construction lawyer with a broad practice encompassing a wide range of sectors:

  • Fit out, refurbishment & expansion contracts in the tech, pharmaceutical, agri food and leisure sectors based on employer design, design build, EPC and construction management models
  • Commercial and residential property development agreements and construction contracts including ancillary documentation such as bonds, collateral warranties and design team appointments
  • Turbine supply and civil contracts including EPC contracting in the wind energy sector
  • Dispute avoidance and dispute resolution under all forms of construction and engineering contracts including the Public Works Contracts


Projects on which Karen has recently advised include:

  • Kennedy Wilson: development of 7 blocks of mixed use accommodation at Capital Dock
  • Green Property REIT: re-development and fit out of asset portfolio acquisitions in Dublin 2 & Central Park
  • Dairygold: expansion of its existing dairy processing facility at Mallow
  • Intel: advice on aspects of the construction of its Fab 24 and Fab 14 facilities at its Leixlip plant
  • Renegeron, Novartis, Merck & Genzyme: expansions to existing facilities and development of new pharmaceutical facilities in Ireland
  • Coillte: development and construction of a 60MW windfarm at Sliabh Bawn
  • Blackstone: refurbishment of the Burlington Hotel

Karen is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a practising arbitrator and accredited mediator. She is a committee member of the National Association of Women in Construction, a member of the Adjudication Society and the Society of Construction Law.

  • Dip Arb, University College Dublin (2006)
  • LL.B, National University of Ireland, Galway (2001)
  • B.Corp. Law, National University of Ireland, Galway (2000)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland 2005
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales 2010
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • Secretary of CIARB, Irish Branch