Eamonn Conlon, Partner - A&L Goodbody

Eamonn Conlon

Eamonn Conlon has specialised in construction for more than 20 years, and been involved in many of the largest and most complex projects undertaken in Ireland - from procurement to contract negotiation and drafting to strategic mid-stream advice to dispute resolution. His clients include public authorities, private owners, sponsors, funders, contractors, and designers.  

Eamonn drafted Ireland's standard public works contracts and advised the Department of Finance on their implementation. He has advised on several public private partnerships. His dispute resolution experience spans from mediation and conciliation to adjudication to arbitration and litigation.

Before joining A&L Goodbody, Eamonn practised as a construction lawyer in California and with a leading UK firm. He began his legal career at the Irish Bar. 


Eamonn's recent experience includes:

  • Acting for the employer in arbitration of claims (>€100 million) arising from a FIDIC design and build contract.
  • Advising a university on procurement and contractual issues arising from two significant building projects.
  • Acting for the employer in arbitration of claims under a performance bond.
  • Acting for a local authority in judicial review proceedings arising from award of a framework contract.
  • Advising the Railway Procurement Agency on Metro North and Metro West, and Irish Rail on DART Underground, three very large railway projects to be procured as public private partnerships.
  • Advising successful sponsors and their funders on several PPP contracts, ongoing advice to project company on PPP projects.

Market Recommendations

  • "A powerhouse of construction law with the ability to cut through very complex legal issues and take control of the situation." (Chambers Europe 2017)
  • "Eamonn gives realistic and practical advice." (Legal 500 2017)
  • "Conscientious, reliable and very approachable." (Chambers Europe 2017) 
  • "The genius of the academic side of construction law - he is the guru who you go to for all the angles and legal theory, and he writes amazing papers on construction issues." (Chambers Europe 2016)


  • BCL, University College Dublin, 1981
  • Barrister-at-Law, Honourable Society of Kings Inns, 1983   
  • LL.M, University College Dublin, 1984
  • Attorney-at-Law, United States Supreme Court ,1992
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 1998
  • Solicitor, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Northern Ireland
Eamonn Conlon

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Recognised as an outstanding lawyer and commands mountains of respect

(Chambers Europe 2015)