Irish law firm hires PPP expert

ByrneWallace has appointed a PPP expert to lead its projects and infrastructure team.

Fergal Ruane has over 20 years’ experience advising both public and private bodies in the areas of construction and public procurement law. In particular, he has extensive experience advising on a variety of public procurement, construction, PPP, infrastructure and commercial matters, and has advised on projects in the transport, data centre, ICT, health, energy, residential, commercial and concession sectors.  
Ruane joined from Maples and Calder and was previously head of legal in the Railway Procurement Agency (now known as Transport Infrastructure Ireland).
In July, Gavin Blake joined ByrneWallace from Beauchamps as partner and head of the firm’s energy & natural resources team.
Managing partner Feargal Brennan said: “We are currently experiencing significant growth in demand for legal advice on infrastructure and energy related projects. In particular, the launch of Project Ireland 2040 by the Irish Government earlier this year, coupled with the anticipated roll out of renewable energy projects under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), will drive further growth across this sector. As a result we foresee major large-scale infrastructural development to continue within Ireland through to 2040 and beyond.”
Project Ireland 2040 and the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme will be discussed at Financing Irish Infrastructure 2018 in Dublin next month.