Leading Figure in Energy and ESG Law
Garret Farrelly, senior partner at Matheson LLP
In the world of energy law, Garret Farrelly stands as a an individual whose dedication and expertise have earned him accolades and recognition on both domestic and international fronts.
With over 17 years of experience in the field, Garret Farrelly's career has been nothing short of remarkable. As a senior partner at Ireland's largest law firm, Matheson LLP, and the Head of Matheson's Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities Group, he has consistently displayed exceptional knowledge and leadership in the realm of energy and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) law. Garret Farrelly has not only secured Tier 1 rankings and recognition as a Market Leader by esteemed legal directories such as Legal 500 and Chambers Europe but has also received numerous accolades and awards, including Lexology's Client Choice Award for Energy and Natural Resources in Ireland in 2022.
One of Garret's most notable achievements has been his instrumental role in the largest and most complex energy regulatory projects in Ireland, particularly the reform and market redesign that led to the creation of the new integrated Single Electricity Market.
Furthermore, Garret's dedication to Environmental, Social, and Governance issues is evident in his leadership as the Chair of Matheson LLP's ESG Advisory Group and co-chair of the firm's Environmental Sustainability Committee. He has been a driving force behind the development of critical initiatives, such as Ayshe's Clause, which aims to minimize environmental impact in renewable energy technology supply chains.
Beyond his legal practice, Garret Farrelly is an active participant in industry conferences and working groups, making him a key player in shaping energy policies and regulations. His involvement in organizations like Wind Energy Ireland, the Irish Solar Energy Association, and the Energy Institute demonstrates his commitment to fostering positive change in the industry.
Garret Farrelly's diverse portfolio of accomplishments extends to advising on energy efficiency obligations, facilitating corporate power purchase agreements, and spearheading renewable energy projects, including onshore and offshore wind farms, solar farms, AD and waste to energy plants and energy storage projects. His extensive experience also covers the oil and gas and mining sectors, with involvement in significant M&A transactions and regulatory advice.
Garret Farrelly's unparalleled expertise among his impact on the Irish energy landscape and the broader international energy market is undeniable, and his contributions deserve the recognition and honour this award represents.