His contribution to evolving ESG regulation makes him one of the leading authorities in the matter
Garret Farrelly is a partner and head of both Matheson’s Energy and Natural Resources Group and Projects and Infrastructure Group. He has practiced energy law for over 15 years and is recognized domestically and internationally as one of Ireland’s leading energy lawyers. Garret is also chair of Matheson’s ESG Advisory Group.
He advises many of the world’s top companies active in the energy sector on all aspects of energy and natural resources law, including the project development, financing and M&A of privately-financed electricity, oil and gas field developments and mining projects. Garret advices on privatisations as well as electricity, gas and telecommunications network infrastructure.
Over the past 4 years, Garret has earned a reputation as one of the leading authorities on ESG regulation. Garret’s contribution to evolving ESG regulation includes in recent times ESG-related supply chain management. For example, Matheson have been centrally involved in the development of Ayshe’s Clause (a clause obliging stakeholders in renewable energy technology supply chains to lower their carbon emissions, minimise their environmental impact and safeguard against modern slavery) with The Chancery Lane Project, which is a collaborative initiative of international legal and industry professionals whose vision is a world where every contract enables solutions to climate change, and one of the pro bono initiatives in Matheson that Garret has been involved in. For another pro bono initiative, he also authored the Irish Chapter of the World Bank’s Doing Business – Getting Electricity Guide.
Garret’s practice also includes advising both thermal / conventional electricity generator clients and interconnector owners, as well as the largest renewable energy developers and international and domestic banks active in the energy sector.
Garret is consistently listed as one of Ireland’s leading Energy lawyers, including in leading legal international directories such as Legal 500, Chambers Europe and IFLR1000. He is a frequent speaker at energy and infrastructure conferences and regularly contributes articles to specialist publications. Garret and his Energy practice in Matheson also won Ireland’s Best Energy Team (Excellence in Public Sector Legal Services) in 2021 and 2022.