Philip's practice is primarily in the areas of M&A, Corporate, Energy and Finance law. He acts for a wide range of businesses with a particular number involved in the area of energy and natural resources.

In corporate matters, Philip has acted for both buyers and sellers in Mergers and Acquisitions transactions across all sectors as well as advising on private equity funding rounds, shareholders agreements and corporate restructurings.

In commercial matters, he advises clients regularly on complex contractual issues including advising on procurement law.

In finance matters, Philip has assisted many clients in raising project finance for large scale projects and also negotiated facility arrangements for a number of household names.

Philip also advises a number of trade associations on their regulatory and corporate law needs.

Given his significant experience and focus on the energy sector, Philip is the lead partner in the firm’s successful Energy and Natural Resources Unit. He advises a number of household names in the energy sector on all their legal, contractual and regulatory needs.

Memberships

  • Member of the Business Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.
  • Member of the German Irish Chamber of Industry & Commerce.
  • Member of the Irish Wind Energy Association.

Experience

  • Acting for Seabased in relation to highly bespoke supply and installation contracts for wave energy projects worldwide.
  • Advising a number of clients on issues arising under the Marine Area Planning Act 2021 with regards to positioning themselves to be compliant with the Maritime Area Consent regime.
  • Acted for Star Energy plc and Petronas in relation to the acquisition of Marathon Oil Ireland Limited and Marathon Seven Heads Limited and the related option arrangements entered into with Providence Resources.
  • Advised Ameresco on all its wind farm and energy park/solar projects in Ireland in particular reenergising a number of windfarms.
  • Advised Omnes Capital on the acquisition of a number of solar projects in Ireland.
  • Acted for CLG Developments Limited in the establishment of a joint venture with the Balfour Beatty group which entered into a €400 million plus long-term contract for the provision of supply and maintenance services to the Bord Gáis network.
  • Acted for the owners of Sorne Wind Limited on the development from planning stage to build out and turbine placement stage of a 38.9 MW wind farm and the onward sale once developed to Bord Gáis Eireann.
  • Acted for energy and facilities management company, Veolia, providing advice on the area of district heating schemes and the development of a 42.5MW biomass powered CHP plant.
  • Advised GT Energy Limited on legislative issues relevant to geothermal energy in Ireland and engaged with the relevant government department in the drafting of geothermal legislation.
  • Advised Vayu (now Flogas Enterprise), one of the larger purchasers of energy in the State for onward distribution, on the drafting and negotiation of their power purchase agreements.
  • Advised Fuels for Ireland the representative body of the major oil companies in Ireland on a number of regulatory issues.
  • Acted for Templederry windfarm one of the first community-based windfarms in Ireland. More recently advised Natural Forces on community windfarm projects availing of exemptions for such community projects under RESS an area where we have also advised the state owned forestry company Coillte on.
  • Advising Ion on battery storage placement across a number of sites to store electricity during periods of curtailment or constraints under ISEM and to avail of supporting DS3 payments to support the introduction of non-synchronous energy such as wind and solar.
  • Advised on the establishment of a joint venture arrangement between Rika Biogas a UK specialist in biogas projects and French fund Swift which was established in Ireland to invest in European biomethane and BioLNG developers, the joint venture will also provide technologies that maximize resource use efficiency in the agriculture, waste and transport sectors.
  • Acted for companies such as Island Renewable Energy and GT Energy Limited in investment funding rounds.
  • Acted for Airtricity (now SSE) in all aspects of the Coomatallin and Richfield Wind Farm Projects.
  • Acted for the seller in the sale of Topaz Energy Group Limited and Esso Ireland Limited.
  • Acts for companies active in mineral exportation in Ireland and advise on mining licence issues.
  • Acts for a number of companies active in the Irish oil market - such as Tedcastles Oil Products one of the state’s largest distributors of oil products with a network of service stations who we advise on their day to day commercial and regulatory needs.
  • Acted for the Dussmann Group GmbH  in the acquisition of STS.

  • Acted for ISS A/S in a number of acquisitions of bolt on facilities management businesses.

  • Advised the Reihill family on their signing of an agreement to sell Top Oil to Irving Oil, a Canadian company.

  • Acted for Tedcastles Oil Products in the acquisition of Fate Park Limited, a leading oil distributor out of examinership.

  • Acted for Mednova on the sale of its medical device business to Abbott Laboratories.
  • Acted for MagGrow an agritech company in a number of investment funding rounds.

  • Acts for companies such as TOP, H&K, Fonúa, Unit 4, ISS and others on their day to day commercial contracts needs.

  • Acted for the H&K group of companies on a series of management buy outs.
  • Acted for Island Renewable Energy and Geothermal Energy Limited on investment funding rounds.

More about Philip Daly

Awards &
Recommendations

'Even when he is not directly involved in a piece of work, he will always follow up to make sure the client is satisfied and if not will seek to rectify.’ Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

Legal 500 2022
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Energy and Natural Resources.

Legal 500 2022
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Energy and Natural Resources.

Legal 500 2021
Awards &
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"He is also well placed to advise on regulatory matters and power purchase agreements." Recommended for Energy and Natural Resources.

Chambers Europe 2021
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Energy and Natural Resources.

Legal 500 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

Described as "very practical, good at identifying risks," and an "all-round very sensible lawyer." Recommended for Energy & Natural Resources.

Chambers Europe 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

Practice head Philip Daly, who ‘brings calmness and quiet confidence in an unassuming style and has lots of patience with those less familiar with the nuances of Irish law’ is recommended for Energy & Natural Resources.

Legal 500 2019
Awards &
Recommendations

"Very good to deal with and very practical in his advice." Recommended for Energy & Natural Resources.

Chambers Europe 2019
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Energy & Natural Resources.

Legal 500 2018
Awards &
Recommendations

Philip Daly is "very easy to work with, extremely logical and realistic," according to one client, who continues: "He will summarise the current situation and say what is logical as a next step and that is extremely helpful."

Chambers Europe 2018
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Energy and Natural Resources.

Chambers Europe 2017
Awards &
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Recommended for Energy and Natural Resources.

Chambers Europe 2016
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Recommended for Energy and Natural Resources.

Legal 500 2016
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Recommended for Restructuring & Insolvency.

IFLR 1000 2016
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Energy and Natural Resources.

Chambers Europe 2015
Awards &
Recommendations

LK Shields Solicitors’ energy group is led by the ‘very attentive’ Philip Daly.

Legal 500 2015
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Energy and Natural Resources.

Chamber Europe 2014
Awards &
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Recommended for Energy and Natural Resources.

Legal 500 2014
Awards &
Recommendations

Practice head Philip Daly is a pragmatic and straightforward Lawyer who does the work without standing on ceremony.

Chambers Europe 2013
Awards &
Recommendations

Philip Daly has a great knowledge of the energy sector.

The Legal 500 2013
Awards &
Recommendations

Practice head Philip Daly is a well-known and respected energy practitioner. He really engages with us and regularly touches base to see how things are going. He is always looking to make contributions” Recommended for Energy and Natural Resources.

Chambers Europe 2013
Awards &
Recommendations

Practice head Philip Daly is described as a pragmatic and straightforward lawyer who does the work without standing on ceremony.

Chambers Europe 2012
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  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    1994
  • B.Comm. and LL.M.
    University College Dublin

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