Shane O'Connor

Shane O'Connor

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, Orgalim, and several bespoke forms including those 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 level of engagement provided by the RDJ team is exceptional.
– The Legal 500 (2024)
An excellent firm which provides first-class advice.
– Chambers Europe (2024)
RDJ is the firm that I always gravitate towards first.
– The Legal 500 (2024)