Gavin has over 15 years' experience advising clients in the energy sector in Ireland, in particular in relation to wind farm projects but also extending to projects in the fields of solar PV, bioenergy, energy storage, grid support services, demand side management, AD and CHP. Gavin works with developers, funders and investors from the preliminary site acquisition and consenting phase through to project finance and construction. In addition, he has acted in the purchase and sale of both development stage and operational stage renewable energy assets with a combined capacity in excess of 1,500MW.

Recent experience includes advising:

  • GridBeyond in the financing of its plans to develop a pipeline of behind the meter battery storage projects across the UK and Ireland via a project financing facility from Triodos Energy Transition Europe Fund.
  • A Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation in the project finance of a series onshore Irish wind farm projects.
  • Mainstream Renewable Power in its sale of a majority stake to Aker in a transaction which valued the business at €900m
  • A number of developers of onshore wind, solar PV, battery and synchronous compensator projects in relation to development stage project pipelines in ROI of approximately c.500MW 
  • An international energy company in respect of its acquisition of a stake in one of Ireland's Phase One offshore wind projects.

"Gavin is efficient, knowledgeable, pragmatic and commercially astute."
Chambers, 2024

"Gavin is knowledgeable and interested in getting to know his clients business to ensure he can deliver the best service possible. When asked to do the most complex of tasks in tight timelines, he gets to it and delivers."
Legal 500, 2024

"He is very diligent and a really cool customer who doesn't get flustered. He is always up to speed on deals, can understand the technical details and is commercially aware."
Chambers Europe, 2023

"Gavin Blake has really great energy law knowledge and is able to go above and beyond."
Chambers Europe, 2023

"Gavin is ranked as a 'Leading Individual.'"
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

"Gavin is very pragmatic, hands-on and always available in case legal support is needed. A real pleasure to work with."
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

"Gavin is a first-class lawyer with a proactive approach to problem solving and works to minimise the time to completion for complex legal negotiations and transactions."
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

"Gavin Blake has been consistently supportive to our ongoing requests for advice, whether it be assistance with complex legal documents or candid advice to steer us in the right direction at critical project and transaction junctures. His prompt advice has always proved to be a very useful sounding board and critical to the timely and successful progression of our work."
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

  • 1999 - BA (Hons) Economics & Politics, TCD