On 21 November, A&L Goodbody's Environmental & Planning partner Jason Milne and Projects & Infrastructure partner John Dallas spoke at the Data Centres Ireland Conference which took place in the RDS. The Data Centres Ireland Conference Programme was hailed as a great success with over 1,600 attending the exhibition over two days; keynote presentations included speakers such as Garry Connelly – Host In Ireland, Niall McEntegart – Facebook and Minister Pat Breen, TD.
Jason and John presented on a number of topical themes affecting Data Centres were, these included how to minimise risks associated with the environmental impact assessment process, as well as how to mitigate construction risks. A&L Goodbody's cross-discipline deal teams have multifaceted experience advising multinational clients on the development, acquisition, financing and operation of data centres in Ireland. Our technology law team regularly advises multi-national corporations on the management of European data through Ireland and Irish subsidiaries, and the legal and regulatory advantages of doing so.