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

Arthur Cox
D02 T380
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Work Department

Intellectual Property / TMT: Information Technology.


Rob Corbet is Head of our Technology Practice, the largest legal team in Ireland dedicated to specialist IT, data protection and Intellectual Property law.


Rob’s practice is primarily focused on technological innovation and, in particular, the protection and commercialisation of data and other forms of intellectual property. Rob also leads our Privacy, Data Protection and Information Management practice where he has unrivalled experience in all aspects of privacy, data protection and cyber-security law. He has represented many clients in their dealings with the Data Protection Commission and he has personally defended multiple clients in prosecutions brought by the Data Protection Commission in respect of data security, direct marketing and other offences. Rob’s Betting and Gaming practice is market leading, reflecting two decades of experience.


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 > Intellectual property

Arthur Cox‘s intellectual property team recently widened its scope and relaunched its trade mark filling practice, while it also continues to be well known for handling IP advisory and disputes matters and assisting with tax-efficient IP structures. The team is led by Rob Corbet and newly promoted partner Olivia Mullooly, who is valued by clients for her ‘great negotiation and communication skills’. Gavin Woods is an experienced litigator, who recently acted for Coolmore Stud in an action to prevent the publication of a book by a former employee. Isabel Foley is another key contact; she represented Dunnes Stores before the Supreme Court in a novel case related to comparative advertising.

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

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The ‘responsive and technically strongArthur Cox has expertise across a wide range of data protection matters, including advising on cross-border data projects, data breaches and subject access requests. The team acts for leading Irish plcs and corporates, both in the technology sector and in other areas such as retail, energy and transport, and for state bodies and educational institutions. It also has experience handling investigations and enforcement actions initiated by the Data Protection Commission. The ‘standoutRob Corbet heads the practice; ‘leading expertColin Rooney advises on major data breaches; and newly promoted partner Olivia Mullooly has extensive experience in GDPR compliance projects.

Ireland > Information technology

(Hall of Fame)

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The ‘technically strong‘ team at Arthur Cox advises leading domestic and international technology and financial services companies and public bodies on contentious and non-contentious matters in the technology sector. Key areas of expertise include contracts, such as IT procurements and outsourcings; transactions such as fundraisings and joint ventures; technology sector disputes; and data protection. Practice head Rob Corbet has expertise in innovative technology, while other key contacts include the ‘excellentColin Rooney, who advises on IT agreements and disputes, and Pearse Ryan, who specialises in outsourcing and projects.