18 07 2023Press release

RDJ expands construction practice with new Partner appointment

Shane O Connor and Finola Mc Carthy

RDJ has appointed Shane O’Connor as Partner, further strengthening its Construction practice.

Shane O’Connor joins RDJ as Construction Partner bringing with him over a decade of experience advising on construction and procurement matters including contract drafting and negotiation, regulatory advices, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has both private practice and in-house experience across Ireland and England in addition to a number of years of pre-qualification experience in the construction industry.

Prior to joining RDJ Shane spent almost 6 years with a semi-state utilities provider as the lead legal adviser to a wide range of professionals across some of the largest construction contracts in the state including treatment plants, specialised buildings, and civil engineering projects.

Very happy to welcome Shane to the firm” said Jamie Olden, Managing Partner of RDJ. “Shane is a talented lawyer with extensive knowledge of the construction market in Ireland. His substantial experience, both in private practice and in-house, will boost our already strong construction practice's capabilities across the country."

Commenting on this appointment Finola McCarthy, Head of RDJ’s Construction Team said:

Shane’s skills as a construction lawyer are exceptional. He is a great fit for our Construction team and a terrific addition to a rapidly expanding wider real estate and construction practice. His deep expertise will be a great asset to our clients. We look forward to working with him.”

Commenting on his appointment, Shane O’Connor said:

I am delighted to be joining RDJ, and I look forward to working with such well-respected colleagues across the firm’s Dublin, Cork, Galway and London offices.