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Byrne Wallace

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Corporate/Commercial; Technology,IT & IP; Life Sciences.




Darren is a partner in the ByrneWallace Corporate Team and heads up the ByrneWallace Technology Group.

Darren advises a broad range of technology and digital media companies on both general corporate law matters and also on intellectual property, ICT, e-commerce, cloud computing and data protection issues. Darren particularly focuses on advising technology companies on company formations, intellectual property protection and grant funding, seed and growth stage fundraisings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and general commercial contracts such as agency and distribution arrangements, franchising and outsourcing agreements.

Darren also has extensive experience in advising clients on specialist intellectual property matters (primarily copyright, patents, trademarks and designs), ICT (including software development and licensing), the legal aspects of e-commerce and online trading (including SaaS and cloud computing issues), Web2.0 and social media legal issues.

Darren is recommended in several publications as a leading lawyer in the intellectual property and ICT sectors.


Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. Law Society of Ireland. Irish Internet Association. Irish Computer Society. Member of the Technology and Website Committee of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. Board Member – Ireland Canada Business Association.


Bachelor Business Studies, Trinity College Dublin, 1994. Diploma Legal Studies, Dublin Institute of Technology,1995. Qualified as a solicitor in Ireland, 2000. Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales.


Information technology

Within: Information technology

Byrne Wallace's team advises on M&A transactions and fundraisings for technology companies, web development and operational issues, electronic payments and fintech, and also has a growing data protection practice. Darren Daly leads the team; newly promoted partner Brendan Gavin advised a mobile technology solutions provider on the renewal, negotiation and redrafting of a technology services agreement; and SĂ©an O’Donnell handles regulatory matters including investigations by the Data Protection Commissioner.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Bringing a ‘personalised involvement to every case that it works on’, Byrne Wallace has put together ‘an excellent, practical and pragmatic team that focuses on solving problems’. In the contentious realm, litigator Jon Legorburu was successful for LUK Pan European in thwarting threatened injunction proceedings due to alleged trade mark infringement. Department head Darren Daly advised Codec on copyright and trade mark issues pertaining to brand redesign and brand protection. Brendan Gavin made partner.

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