Feilim O’Caoimh possesses a "very good manner and good technical knowledge", and takes a "grounded and practical approach to energy matters".

CHAMBERS LEGAL DIRECTORY 2018

Feilim O’Caoimh

Partner

feilim.ocaoimh@fieldfisher.com

As Head of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Department, Feilim advises commercial clients on all aspects of their business arrangements. Feilim has extensive experience in commercial contracts, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, corporate governance, M&A transactions, venture capital transactions and banking arrangements. He regularly advises clients, including private, public and semi-state entities, on corporate governance issues. In particular, Feilim has advised board directors, and the relevant companies themselves, in relation to directors’ fiduciary duties and related legal matters. Feilim also regularly advises the firm’s public and regulatory clients on outsourcing arrangements, arrangements with suppliers, intellectual property licensing and protection, and contracts related to the relevant body fulfilling its statutory functions.

Feilim also leads the Renewable Energy team at Fieldfisher. He has extensive expertise advising renewable energy industry participants on a wide range of issues including:

  • project finance and construction
  • regulatory issues
  • power purchase / offtake arrangements
  • project sales and acquisitions
  • joint venture arrangements

Feilim’s expertise in renewable energy extends to wind, solar, CHP, hydroelectric and anaerobic digestion developments. Feilim has been a Council Member of the Irish Wind Energy Association since 2003.

Experience

Feilim’s experience includes:

  • Extensive experience in M&A transactions, shareholder arrangements, joint ventures, venture capital transaction and banking arrangements.
  • Advising clients in the renewable energy sector, particularly in the areas of wind energy and biomass. Most recently advised on the project finance and construction of the following wind projects: Scartaglen, Carrickallen, Tullynamoyle and Grady Joinery.
  • In the banking sector, Feilim advises a number of banks on their commercial lending arrangements and on all aspects of taking security over corporate assets.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2019

    Banking and Finance: The team is active in real estate and development finance, project finance, and corporate lending, and has particular expertise in the renewable energy sector. Recent highlights include Feilim O’Caoimh acting for Galetech Group on the €36m project financing of a wind farm in Co Cavan.

    Real Estate: The Firm’s practice specialises in the food and drink, retail, energy and real estate sectors, among others. Feilim O’Caoimh leads the team.

    Energy and Natural Resources: The team acts for developers, financiers and operators of wind farms. Department head Feilim O’Caoimh has been highly active on the project financing side.

  • Chambers Europe 2019
    “He’s got a lot of experience in the sector and is someone I am very happy to work with.” His practice encompasses the full range of energy mandates, including transactional and regulatory work.

  • Chambers Europe 2018
    Feilim O’Caoimh possesses a “very good manner and good technical knowledge,” and takes a “grounded and practical approach to energy matters”

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2018
    Commercial, Corporate and M&A: McDowell Purcell’s (now Fieldfisher Ireland) ‘reliable’ team is led by the ‘very personable and knowledgeable’ Feilim O’Caoimh.

    Energy and Natural Resources: At McDowell Purcell (now Fieldfisher Ireland), practice head Feilim O’Caoimh handled a high volume of debt and equity mandates relating to wind farms; he also provides ongoing advice to the National Association for Wind Energy in Ireland

    Banking and Finance: Feilim O’Caoimh focuses on project finance work and advised on a range of financings in the wind farm sector.

  • Chambers Europe 2017
    According to clients, Feilim O’Caoimh “is very commercially aware in relation to a broad spectrum of transactions in energy.” His diverse energy practice also encompasses project finance, regulatory issues and commercial matters involved in projects.

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2017
    Commercial, Corporate and M&A: McDowell Purcell’s (now Fieldfisher Ireland) practice head and contracts expert Feilim O’Caoimh, who is praised by clients for ‘skillful commercial contract work’, has been advising on a major outsourcing. Energy sector M&A is another specialism within the team.

    Energy and Natural Resources: McDowell Purcell (now Fieldfisher Ireland) has longstanding expertise in renewable energy, including wind and biomass. Feilim O’Caoimh is the main contact.

    Banking and Finance: Feilim O’Caoimh acted on various wind farm financings.

  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1998
  • BA (Economics), UCD, 1992
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • The Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • Institute of Directors
  • Council Member Irish Wind Energy Association

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