I am an experienced Irish lawyer. I specialise in complex technology, data and IP transactions, and advise innovative clients on the laws and regulations applicable to related products and services offered for sale in Ireland and the European Union.
I relish playing a meaningful role in our clients' projects, collaborating to ensure that their products and transactions achieve their commercial objectives, while complying with legal obligations. As I have many years' experience advising technology companies and innovative organisations doing business in Ireland, I often act as lead Irish counsel on multi-jurisdictional projects, cross-border contracts, and legal analysis of new products or services. I frequently collaborate with other global law firms and tax practices on large scale projects. Clients appreciate the pragmatic, calm and commercial approach I take to tasks.
I advise on the regulation of technology, gaming and gambling, consumer goods and services sold digitally, content and data-rich industries in Ireland. I am particularly focused on artificial intelligence, robotics, social media, m/e commerce, big data, digital supply chain, and 'frontier' technologies. Clients in these sectors value the help I give them in modelling legal relationships, and in applying appropriate weighting to their regulatory obligations.
My practice involves advising clients on the data protection and privacy obligations arising in their transactions, in respect of their employees, and the goods and services that they offer for sale in Ireland and other parts of the EU. I have extensive experience analysing a party's roles and responsibilities and determining how best to comply with the consequent GDPR and Irish laws in contracts, policies, products and services. Where a cyber security incident or data breach occurs. I am an expert at helping clients to see the big picture, and to sensibly manage the legal risks, contract performance issues, regulator interactions, insurance obligations and other breach concerns.
I also help clients to proactively manage conflicts, disputes, investigations and regulatory obligations involving technology, data or IP assets, and related contracts.
I am Chair of the Intellectual Property & Data Protection Committee of the Irish Law Society, a founding leader of the Irish chapter of ChIPs, and a member of the AI forum and data working group of Technology Ireland. I am a member of the Society for Computers & Law and an external lecturer for the Law Society of Ireland.