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Data Centre law, Ireland 

There is no doubt that the global data centre market is thriving and it is estimated to reach revenues of around $174 billion by 2023.

Ireland is one of the most active data centre markets in the world today. And with demand on the increase, in a fast-growing and complex market, it’s essential to have a team in place with world class knowledge and experience.

The legal challenges facing data centres are unique and whether you are a data centre developer, owner, operator, funder or customer, you need a team of legal advisers with a distinct blend of sector specific legal advice and industry knowledge in this growing and evolving sector.

We offer you access to teams with both data centre experience in Ireland and connections to support worldwide, to help identify innovative and cost-effective solutions, however complex and demanding the task.

Our team of legal advisers here in Ireland are fully immersed in the sector, and, supported by our international teams, can help you with pragmatic and commercially focused advice, for every aspect of the data centre market, including enterprise, wholesale, co-location and managed services facilities.

Our experience in this area allows us to anticipate and manage challenges as they arise, including effective tax structuring, site selection, stake-holder engagement, operation and regulatory consideration, due diligence, leasing arrangements and negotiating customer contracts.

No matter where you are on your strategic business plan, we are able to advise you on all aspects of your data centre life cycle, including:

  • site acquisition and development, including bespoke acquisition agreements and contingency clauses
  • partnering arrangements
  • leasing agreements, co-location leases and third party agreements
  • construction and infrastructure
  • tax and structuring
  • employment law
  • outsourcing and data hosting, with sensitivities around data privacy and data protection, particularly with regard to GDPR, HIPAA and GLB
  • professional team advising on energy; connection and supply arrangements, renewables, improving green connections and planning for growth
  • regulatory and compliance issues, in a volatile sector, subject to rapid political changes in direction and strategy
  • system security and risk management strategy