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John Whelan heads the team at A&L Goodbody, in which John Cahir and Liam Kennedy have been acting for Nokia in its dispute with Imagine Communications Group relating to the new broadband network in Ireland. Three Ireland is another client.

Arthur Cox’s practice is now led by regulatory specialist Florence Loric following the retirement of Patrick McGovern. The team handled a variety of mandates for key client Eir, which Stephen Ranalow advised on its acquisition of Setanta Ireland.

At Mason Hayes & Curran, Maureen O’Neill has ‘an excellent background in regulation’ and is advising the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources on the national broadband plan. Other key figures in the regulatory space are ‘strong tactician’ Michael Madden and practice head Philip Nolan, who acts for ComReg.

Matheson’s team has ‘thorough knowledge of the telecoms regulatory environment’ and also handles general advisory work and litigation for telecoms clients such as Three Ireland. Practice head Helen Kelly assisted Amazon with the regulatory aspects of its rollout of a voice-controlled digital assistant product.

McCann FitzGerald routinely acts for Vodafone, including Rosaleen Byrne representing the client in litigation against Intellectual Ventures relating to the licensing of standard essential patents in the telecoms field. Practice head David Lydonasks the right questions’, Philip Andrewsembraces novel approaches’ and Garreth O’Briendelivers tailored advice’.

Claire Waterson leads the team at William Fry, which regularly works with ComReg and represented it in an appeal by Vodafone relating to two ComReg decisions on mobile termination rates. The ‘ultra-reliableCormac Little is assisting SIRO with its bid for the National Broadband Plan.

Sean Ryan heads the team at Eversheds Sutherland, which also includes Marie McGinley, who provides ongoing advice to ComReg, and Peter Curran, who handles procurement work for clients such as E-Net.

LK Shields Solicitors provides a full range of transactional, regulatory and contentious advice to clients such as Communicorp Group. Practice head Gerry Halpenny provides ‘consistently practical and appropriate advice’. Deirdre Kilroy is also recommended.

Eugene F. Collins’ practice is led by managing partner David Hackett, who has experience in handling disputes for Vodafone and others.

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