Jamie Ritchie is a key member of our Projects’ team and plays a central role in advising some of our largest domestic and international clients on their infrastructure, construction, energy and commercial legal requirements.

Jamie joined LK Shields from a leading international firm and has built a reputation in the marketplace as being one of the "go-to" resources within the firm on construction and procurement law issues. Clients appreciate his extremely commercial approach to complex technical issues both contentious and non-contentious.  

Prior to embarking on a career in the law, Jamie worked in the construction sector and has first-hand experience of working with primary stakeholders to coordinate successful project delivery. Jamie’s previous industry experience means he brings a unique skill set, flair and understanding of the larger commercial picture whilst working with clients and instructing counsel alike. Jamie is regularly asked to speak at industry events and conferences.

Experience

  • Acted for Tedcastles Oil Products in relation to the redevelopment and upgrade of an Aviation Fuel Storage Facility in Dublin Port;
  • Acted for Crosslane Student Developments in relation to the financing and development of Carman’s Hall, a new 207 bed student accommodation project in South Dublin;
  • Acted for Seabased, a global leader in wave energy solutions, in relation to the drafting of a highly bespoke supply and installation project agreement for a 100MW Wave Energy Project in Ghana, Africa;
  • Acted for Carechoice Group in relation to the financing and development of a new 161 bedroom care facility in Swords;
  • Acted for Cignal Infrastructure in relation to its bid for the management, maintenance and operation of a nationwide portfolio of telephone masts;
  • Acted for an investment fund in relation to the redevelopment of a substantial office block in Dublin City Centre;
  • Acted for an Irish company in a multimillion euro renegotiation of a Power Purchase Agreement and associated agreements;
  • Acted for a US manufacturing giant in relation to the expansion of its operations in Ireland;
  • Acted for a CIF Top 20 Contractor in connection with the negotiation of a bespoke FIDIC Contract for the supply and installation of a smokeless fuel facility for a semi-state entity;
  • Acted for a leading Irish Contractor in relation to the fit-out of a Data Centre in South Dublin;
  • Drafted and negotiated bespoke amendments to the entire suite of standard form contracts including NEC, JCT, RIAI and FIDIC.
  • Provided strategic advice to a range of private sector clients in tendering in public sector procurement processes (including tender processes run on  an ‘all Ireland’ basis);
  • Provided commercial legal advice to clients tendering as part of PPP and PFI consortiums in public procurement processes, including negotiation and formation of consortium arrangements under construction contracts.
  • Advised on bonds, warranties and other project security.
  • Experience in acting in international arbitrations (including cross-border commercial arbitrations commenced through the ICC in Paris);
  • Acted on behalf of parties in multiple commercial claims in the High Court including professional negligence, product liability, breach of contract and securing of injunctions;
  • Acted on behalf of clients challenging the legality of procurement processes under the Procurement Regulations in the UK and Ireland;
  • Acted in enforcement of construction adjudication decisions;
  • Represented  numerous contractors and sub-contractors in adjudication, arbitration, mediation and conciliation against a range of referring parties and responding parties including professional consultancy firms, contractors and employers for breach of contract in both private sector and major public construction projects;
  • Carried out investigations as to liability in relation to contentious construction projects and provided pre litigation advices and reports regarding liabilities for defects in construction contracts.
  • Acted in the financing of an acquisition by a housing association of a substantial developer in a deal in excess of £500m;
  • Acted for an international investor in relation to a Facility Agreement in excess of £100m for the purchase and development of commercial property in the UK
  • Acted for Recruitment Entrepreneur (a fund led by James Caan CBE) in its acquisition of JV partner specialist Dublin Recruiter 360 Search;
  • Acted in a merger by acquisition of two substantial Irish commercial entities;
  • Acted for a leading financial institution in relation to its proposed sale of assets in Ireland;
  • Acted in the sale of a substantial waste water business in Northern Ireland; and
  • Acted in the proposed merger of two of Northern Ireland's largest construction companies.

Contact Jamie

+353 1 6385896
jritchie@lkshields.ie

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  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Republic of Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    2017
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Northern Ireland (non-practising)
    Law Society of Northern Ireland
    2016
  • Associate Member
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    2013
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies
    Queen's University Belfast
    2016
  • LLB (Hons) Law with American Law
    University of East Anglia
    2011

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