Premier Irish law firm, McCann FitzGerald today announced that, effective 1 May, Brendan Slattery will join the firm as a partner to head its Environmental and Planning group.
Brendan brings with him almost twenty years’ experience in the areas of environment, planning and climate change. He is recognised as an expert in both planning and environmental law at national and EU level, having advised regulatory authorities, statutory bodies, local authorities and developers on the delivery of a wide range of local and national projects. In recent years, Brendan has advised on almost every significant infrastructure project across Ireland spanning the areas of energy, transport, water, wastewater and the agri-business sector.
Commenting on the announcement, Managing Partner of McCann FitzGerald, Barry Devereux said “We are delighted that Brendan is joining the firm. His vast experience and specialist knowledge in environmental and planning law and regulation will be a great addition to the team and will significantly enhance the reputation of our environmental and planning group.
Brendan’s appointment follows our recent announcement of a further six new partners and a consultant. Together, these appointments reflect the changes currently taking place in the legal profession that mean we must continue to improve and adapt our offering, while continuing to ensure the high levels of expertise and client service we are known for.”
The Environmental and Planning group specialises in European and Irish environmental and planning law, providing advice on regulatory compliance, environmental licensing, planning applications, development consents, environmental assessment, habitat protection, renewable energy, foreshore development, noise regulation, the Emissions Trading Scheme and climate change issues.
Brendan will work closely with the firm’s well established Dispute Resolution & Litigation team who specialise in the contentious aspects of environmental and planning projects.