We have been involved in more PPP/PFI transactions than any other law firm in Ireland.  Our track record is without peer.

Our team includes members with unparalleled expertise in the full range of legal disciplines required for effective and timely delivery of PPP/PFI projects including:

  • advising awarding authorities, sponsors and banks on PPP/PFI project agreements and associated contract documentation
  • drafting and negotiating principal sub contracts, design team appointments and associated collateral and step-in agreements
  • drafting and negotiating all equity participation and shareholder documentation and devising innovative joint venture and holding company structures
  • advising in relation to private placements, funds and limited partnership participation in PPP structures
  • drafting and negotiating funding and security documents, including advising on the participation of multilateral funding agencies
  • navigating the procurement rules to devise robust and commercially focused procurement processes for awarding authorities, bidders and funders
  • advising and representing awarding authorities and unsuccessful bidders on the management and resolution of procurement disputes
  • advising on secondary market PPP transactions for both buyers and sellers of PPP equity stakes
  • advising on multilateral funder participation in PPPs including EIB, pension funds and project bond investors and devising structures to facilitate “super senior” ranking
  • advising on all related legal issues, such as vires, governance, property, planning, environmental, construction, pensions, tax and employment law as required

Relevant Experience

  • Advising BAM PPP on the refinancing of the Schools Bundle 4 PPP
  • Advising BAM PPP on the refinancing of the M11 Roads PPP
  • Advising on a number of current PPP refinancing transactions (all on the borrower side)
  • Advising BAM PPP PGGM on the Courts PPP Project
  • Advising BAM PPP PGGM on the Schools Bundle 4 PPP Project
  • Advising Celtic Roads Group on the operation of the M1, N25 and M7/M8 Roads PPP Projects
  • Advising Globalvia on the operation of the M50 PPP
  • Advising N6 Limited on the operation of the N6 PPP