Partner, Cork Office
Shane O'Connor is a Partner in RDJ’s Real Estate team. He specialises in advising on construction and procurement matters including initial tendering, contract drafting and negotiation, mid-stream contractual issues, 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. He has experience across all principal forms of construction contracts such as FIDIC, RIAI, NEC, government public works, and several bespoke forms used by local authorities and semi-state bodies.
University College Cork (BSc) Computer Science & Economics
Trinity College Dublin (Diploma in Construction Law)
Kings Inn Dublin (Diploma in Procurement Law)
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.
The Team at RDJ provide an exceptional service. They have a deep experience and understanding of the legal landscape– The Legal 500 (2022)
sensible and pragmatic and is able to anticipate issues before they arise– Chambers Europe (2022)
commercial vision, know-how and ability to work with other side to find solutions to problems– Chambers Europe (2022)
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Louis Fitzgerald Group to acquire iconic Imperial Hotel Cork
RDJ advised The Imperial Hotel Cork on its proposed acquisition by The Louis Fitzgerald Group, one of the largest family-run hospitality groups in the country.
Eviction Bans as against Housing Need…. a difficult one!
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