Mr Rob Corbet > Arthur Cox > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Arthur Cox
D02 T380

Work Department

Intellectual Property / TMT: Information Technology.


Rob Corbet is Head of our Technology & Innovation Practice, a market leading team dedicated to specialist data protection, IT and Intellectual Property law.


Rob’s practice is primarily focused on technological innovation. He acts for many of the world’s highest profile internet and technology companies, particularly on privacy, data protection and cyber-security matters. He is a leading authority on the GDPR and has represented many clients in their dealings with the Data Protection Commission, including responding to formal domestic and cross border investigations and personally defending clients in criminal prosecutions before the courts. Rob’s Betting and Gaming practice is also market leading, reflecting his over two decades of experience in Arthur Cox.


Past Co-Chair of the ABA International Committee on Privacy E-Commerce and Data Security; Member of the International Privacy & Security Forum Global Advisory Board; Founder member of Data Protection & Technology Working Group of Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (2009 – present); Past Co-Chair of the Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Committee of the American Bar Association International Law Section (ABA International); Former member of the Editorial Board of the leading data protection journal, ‘Privacy and Data Protection’ (2008 – 2018); Founder of the Arthur Cox Data Protection Leadership Forum in 2019.


BBLS, 1995, University College, Dublin; Qualified as an Irish and European Trade Mark Attorney, 1999; Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Rob CorbetArthur Cox

The data privacy team at Arthur Cox provides advice to clients across a broad range of sectors on both compliance with regulations and responses to data breaches. The team is frequently instructed by technology companies, including established household names as well as start-ups, and assists clients with entering the Irish market. ‘Standout performer‘ Rob Corbet is well versed in advising clients on data breaches and is also recognised for his work in the gambling sector. He leads the team alongside Colin Rooney, who is noted for his experience in regulatory investigations, and Olivia Mullooly.

Ireland > Information technology

(Hall of Fame)

Rob CorbetArthur Cox

Arthur Cox has experience across a broad range of information technology matters and has close relationships with a number of major Irish companies, advising on commercial IT agreements such as software licensing as well as regulatory compliance. The team is also frequently instructed to advise clients on digital transformation projects, providing assistance with complex outsourcing matters. Data protection is another area of focus for the team. Practice head Rob Corbet has a broad practice in this sector, ranging from handling commercial agreements to advising companies on responding to data breaches. Colin Rooney and Olivia Mullooly, who is particularly noted for her work on issues related to intellectual property, are also key contacts. Ian Duffy, who was promoted to partner in January 2022, is also a key contact.