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David O’Carroll

Associate - Energy, Infrastructure and Resources

As an energy, infrastructure and resources specialist, David has a passion for law and looking at problems with a logical and strategic lens, using his extensive knowledge and skills of the market to find positive outcomes for clients. Through his collaborative, perceptive and diligent approach, David strives to provide meaningful counsel to find the best outcome for complex problems.

David has expertise in energy, infrastructure and resources, as well as project development and construction. In particular, David’s expertise includes drafting and negotiating project agreements, EPC and O&M agreements, connection agreements and other construction contracts (including D&C and construct only contracts).

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, David was a lawyer with Arthur Cox in Dublin, as well as with Ashurst in Sydney.

David is admitted in Ireland and not admitted in Australia.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Energy, Infrastructure and Resources; Project Development; Construction

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Laws – Trinity College Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Advising HSH Nordbank AG on its financing of three separate wind farm projects in Ireland from a construction and energy law perspective.
  • Advising Allied Irish Banks on its financing of a wind farm project in Ireland.
  • Advising GEII as EPC Contractor on its bid and contract close negotiations on the Murra Warra II windfarm project.
  • Advising GEII as EPC Contractor on its bid and contract close negotiations on the Bango windfarm project.
  • Advising Energia, a leading Irish energy utility, on negotiating the amendments to its portfolio of over 70 power purchase agreements and ancillary documents in light of the new I-SEM EU market change.
  • Advising Sydney Metro on its $3.7 billion contract with the Operator in respect of Sydney Metro City and Southwest.
  • Advising on three linked construct only contract packages for the Sydney Metro Southwest line.