is a Partner in the Corporate team at Carson McDowell LLP and heads up the
firm's Project Finance team. Gerard qualified as a solicitor in 2003, became an
associate solicitor in 2007 and was made partner in 2012.
has particular expertise in project work, advising parties on all sides of the
PFI / PPP matrix, including authorities and local departments, banks and
lending institutions, private consortia and major construction organisations.
His expertise also extends to a number of sectors including schools and
education projects, government administration initiatives and roads
is also active within the firm’s Corporate team, regularly advising on the sale
and acquisition of companies, business sales and acquisitions, supply agreements,
drafting and advising on terms and conditions of sale, corporate restructuring
strategies and shareholder advices. He has also been particularly active in the
firm's wind farm practice and has advised landowners, option-holders and
developers in relation to the acquisition, sale and development of wind farm
Gerard demonstrates an excellent track record advising local, national and international clients on
complex transactional matters and is recognised as a "leading
individual" by The Legal 500.
attained a first class honours degree in Law from Queen’s University, Belfast