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Home / People / Karen Killoran

Karen is a partner in the Construction and Engineering Group.

Karen is a highly experienced construction lawyer with a broad practice encompassing a wide range of sectors including: fit out, refurbishment & expansion contracts in the tech, pharmaceutical, agri food and leisure sectors based on employer design, 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; and turbine supply and civil contracts including EPC contracting in the wind energy sector. Karen has also advised on dispute avoidance and dispute resolution under all forms of construction and engineering contracts including the Public Works Contracts.

Relevant Experience

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


+353 1 920 1097

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380

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

Karen Killoran “offers advice in a timely manner.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2019

Karen Killoran is “very pragmatic.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019

Karen Killoran is “a great people person with the ability to negotiate without being combative.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2018

Clients comment Karen Killoran is “very focused.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2017