Niall Donnelly

  • Senior Associate
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • LLB – Law 2012, Trinity College Dublin
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland, 2017
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Northern Ireland, 2018
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales, Australia, 2020

Niall Donnelly is a senior associate in the firm’s energy and natural resources group. Niall is an internationally experienced lawyer who advises clients on complex projects in the energy sector, in particular renewable energy transactions.

Niall regularly advises developers, financiers, regulators and corporates on all aspects of renewable and conventional energy projects, including offtake solutions, EU and domestic regulation, financing, development/construction and corporate transactions.

Niall has extensive experience in documenting and negotiating power purchase agreements, project development agreements and construction, major equipment supply and operation and maintenance contracts. He is also experienced in advising clients on a broad range of corporate matters in the energy sector, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and transaction structuring.

Representative Matters

  • Advising on all aspects of the development of a portfolio of solar projects across Ireland.
  • Advising a leading Irish utility on various matters relating to their renewable and conventional generation energy business in Ireland.
  • Advising Irish and European lenders on all aspects of the development of a number of wind farms projects in Ireland.
  • Advising multi-national technology companies on the drafting and negotiation of corporate power purchase agreements in Ireland and Australia.
  • Advising on various aspects (contractual and regulatory) of the roll out of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Ireland.
  • Advising a UK fund on the development of a portfolio of bioenergy projects across Australia.
  • Advising a large superannuation fund on the acquisition of a portfolio of behind the meter generation assets with total capacity of 180 MW across Australia.
  • Advising a large superannuation fund on the acquisitions of various solar and wind farm projects across Australia with total capacity of 300 MW across Australia.