Chambers Europe, 2018
Philip is a leading expert in the area of procurement, competition, trade and construction law.
Philip advises clients in relation to the largest public utilities projects in the country. His extensive PPP experience includes roads, waste, waste water and electricity PPP projects where he acts for both public and private bodies.
As an expert in European and Irish competition law, Philip has used his specialist knowledge and his expertise as a litigator in a variety of sectors including the construction, health, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, transport and energy sectors.
Leading Individual. Legal 500, 2020
Philip has a well-established background in energy law and telecommunications regulation from his previous role as a legal advisor in the petroleum industry. He also worked as a consultant to a multinational enterprise on the application of EU and international law. Philip is thus ideally positioned to advise clients in sectoral-specific regulatory matters.
As a litigator, Philip was the first private lawyer to represent countries before the WTO appellate body. He acts as an advocate in construction arbitration and has appeared before the ECJ representing clients on matters of European law.
Philip is the author of “Public Procurement”, the first legal book on this topic, published by Butterworths in 1992. He has also published numerous articles on competition law and international trade.
Irish Maritime Law Association
Irish Wind Energy Association
Fellow of International Trade Law in University College Dublin (2002)
Chairman and founding member of Irish Green Building Council
The Energy Institute
Founder of Connect Ethiopia