Gerard 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.

Gerard 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 infrastructure programmes.

Gerard 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 projects.

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.

Gerard attained a first class honours degree in Law from Queen’s University, Belfast 2001.

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