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Arthur Cox
D02 T380

Work Department

Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations


Gavin is a partner in the Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Investigations Group. Gavin is an experienced litigator advising clients before the Irish Courts.

Gavin advises a broad range of clients including Irish and international corporates, financial institutions, property companies, aviation companies, large retailers, third-level institutions, statutory bodies, and local authorities. Gavin’s practice has a particular focus advising clients on intellectual property disputes (trademark and copyright infringement and breach of confidential information) working with the firm’s Technology and Innovation team and reputation management issues including data privacy, defamation, brand protection, and internet-related disputes.


Admitted as a solicitor, 1999
Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong (non-practising), 2003


LLB, 1995, Trinity College Dublin
ERASMUS, 1994, Katholick Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Media and entertainment

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Gavin WoodsArthur Cox

Arthur Cox has a varied practice in the media and entertainment sphere, with matters ranging from defamation proceedings to commercial licensing agreements. In the defamation space, the practice handles High Court litigation, including acting for internet companies such as Facebook in cases relating to alleged defamatory content on their platforms. The sports sector is another area of focus for the team, which provides comprehensive advice to clients on distribution and broadcast agreements, advertising and other commercial issues. The team is jointly headed by Colin Kavanagh, who focuses on corporate, commercial and regulatory work, and Gavin Woods, who leads the defamation practice.

Ireland > Intellectual property

Arthur Cox’s broad intellectual property practice handles both contentious and non-contentious matters in this area. The team advises on the registration of IP as well as on commercial agreements, and is active in sectors including technology, consumer goods and education. It also advises pharmaceutical clients on the patent aspects of new product launches and acts for them in patent litigation. Olivia Mullooly leads the team and handles disputes as well as brand management and commercialisation matters. Gavin Woods and senior associate Domhnall Breatnach are also experienced in litigation.