No other firm in Ireland has the depth of resources and recent projects and construction experience that we have.

Our partner-led projects and construction group advises on all aspects of the development of infrastructure projects in both the public and private sectors, acting for employers, developers, contractors, investors and lending institutions.

Collectively the group has advised public and private bodies on over 300 major infrastructure projects, among which are some of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken in Ireland.

Our expertise spans all sectors, including commercial, health, housing, transport, renewables, industrial, student accommodation, and ports amongst others.

Given the complex nature of construction and infrastructure projects, disputes arise from time to time. We provide strategic and commercial advice to drive an expeditious resolution of disputes in order to minimise the impact on projects.

We have advised on some of the most significant and largest infrastructure developments in Ireland over recent years.

The key to our success is the collaborative approach of our team to deliver upon our clients key aims and how we collaborate as one team leveraging our expertise across planning, procurement, project finance, real estate and construction to the benefit of our clients. The strength and depth of our resources is unparalleled in the Irish market and we draw on these resources to deliver innovative solutions in often complex and challenging matters. We are consistently ranked as a top tier firm, so you can be assured that you are being advised by experts.

On the non-contentious side, the team advises on:

        • contracts for building and engineering works at all tiers
        • PPP contracts for both the public and private sector
        • development agreements in respect of infrastructure projects
        • contracts for design consultancy services
        • construction management services
        • collateral warranty documentation
        • regulatory issues including building control and health and safety
        • health and safety appointments

On the contentious side, the firm has advised on a variety of complex construction disputes arising out of some of the most significant construction projects in the country’s history, representing both public and private sector clients. We have successfully acted in numerous conciliation adjudication and arbitrations arising from construction and civil engineering contracts.

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  • Advising a major developer on the construction of an EMEA HQ in Dublin 4 for international social media entity (325,000 square feet Grade A offices), LEED platinum rating.
  • Advising various developers/investors on significant residential housing developments, both private and social/affordable.
  • Acting for a local authority in respect of a 650 unit housing development in Athlone.
  • Acting for major financial institutions in respect of the development finance of private residential developments and commercial office developments.
  • Advising several third level institutions on capital projects on campus.
  • Advising tenderers in relation to social housing and third level institution PPP projects.
  • Acting for international renewables company in the development of one of Ireland’s first battery storage plants (50 MW).
  • Acting for National Development Finance Agency on the development of schools projects.
  • Acting for the HSE on a Community Nursing Unit PPP and primary care centres.
  • Advising public and private sector clients on tender processes and construction contracts under the Capital Works Management Framework.
  • Advising on the construction law aspects of major renewables projects, including wind, solar, district heating, amongst others.
  • Advising contractors and employers in relation to claims for non-payment and in a variety of insolvency scenarios.
  • Advising in adjudication proceedings (both statutory and contractual) arising out of PPP projects and high-profile private developments.
  • Advising in conciliation, mediation and arbitration proceedings arising out of both standard and bespoke industry contracts.
  • Advising in health and safety investigations and prosecutions.

Key Contacts

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The team break things down into easy language so that non-legal can easily understand, and their advice is straightforward

Legal 500, 2023

The practice combines strength in non-contentious and contentious work giving them the ability to obtain the best results for its clients through all stages of the development and construction process.

Legal 500, 2023

Philip Lee lawyers have a particular specialism in PPPs, infrastructure and construction contracts.

Legal 500, 2023

Experienced, responsive and producing excellent quality output.

Chambers Europe, 2022

They have a strength and depth in their partners and the expert services they can provide to react to any given situation that is second to none.

Legal 500, 2022

The firm provides full contentious and non-contentious legal services delivered by a diverse team. When faced with multiple complex legal arguments on a major dispute, the firm was able to mobilise a team of experienced lawyers at short notice to prepare and successfully present rebuttals.

Legal 500, 2022

Philip Lee invest in their clients and demonstrate this through their understanding of not just the client’s legal issues but the client’s business.

Legal 500, 2022

Very knowledgeable and experienced in terms of the PPP sector.

Legal 500, 2022

News and insights

Public Works Contracts in Ireland and the Emergence of NEC4

Public Works Contracts in Ireland and the Emergence of NEC4

Key Contacts: |   Clare Cashin - Partner  | Michael Cahill - Senior Associate The public works suite of contracts (“PWC”) was developed by the Government Construction Contracts Committee (“GCCC”) and has been in place for over fifteen years now. The introduction of...

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Public Works Contracts in Ireland and the Emergence of NEC4

Abnormally Low Blow

Key Contacts: Clare Cashin - Partner   |  Cilian Macnamara - Associate High Court confirms Council was entitled to reject bid for public works on the basis that the price was abnormally low. Contracting Authorities are obliged to investigate abnormally low...

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Metrolink – Latest Update – February 2024

Metrolink – Latest Update – February 2024

Key Contacts: Kerri Crossen - Partner  |  Angelyn Rowan - Partner  |  Laura Mullen - Partner Based on a number of updates published since our last article, which we have summarised below, it appears that the MetroLink project (the “Project”) is starting to gain some...

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Recent transactions and projects



Philip Lee is very pleased to have advised TINC on its investment in a PPP project consisting of the design, building, financing and operation of six university buildings in Ireland. TINC, an infrastructure investor listed on Euronext Brussels, has entered into an...

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