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A&L Goodbody LLP
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IP & Technology.


Dr John Cahir is a partner in the A&L Goodbody’s Commercial & Technology Group. His practice covers both contentious and non-contentious aspects of intellectual property, information technology, data protection and media law. John advises clients across a wide range of industry sectors on their Commercial & Technology law requirements. He has acted on some of the highest profile technology disputes to come before the Irish courts as well as on the leading transactions. John acts for many of the multinational corporations that have established their European operations in Ireland and he also advises a wide spectrum of domestic clients.

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Ireland > Telecoms

A&L Goodbody LLP‘s full-service telecoms practice provides advice to clients in this sector on corporate and commercial transactions, as well as handling litigation such as breach of contract disputes. The team is also engaged to represent companies facing investigations by the ComReg, including acting in appeals of its decisions. The practice is led by John Whelan and John Cahir.

Ireland > Media and entertainment

A&L Goodbody LLP‘s media and entertainment practice sits within the firm’s commercial and technology team, and specialises in providing technology companies with advice on regulatory, data protection and commercial matters. The team also handles defamation cases, with litigation specialists Kenan Furlong and Nicholas Cole leading on this work. John Whelan heads the team, and John Cahir is also a key figure in the practice; both focus on technology and data privacy matters.

Ireland > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

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A&L Goodbody LLP is sought after by clients to handle high-profile, complex intellectual property litigation, including patent and trade mark infringement claims. The practice is frequently instructed on disputes in the life sciences sector, and also acts for retail, financial services and technology clients. Beyond litigation, the team advises on the IP elements of new product launches in the Irish market, as well as IP licensing and research and development agreements. Practice head John Whelan is noted for his deep experience in contentious IP matters, while John Cahir is active both in litigation and advisory work. Andrea Lawler and Andrew Sheridan are other names to note in the team and frequently act for clients in the technology sector.

Ireland > Information technology

The information technology team at A&L Goodbody LLP frequently acts for Irish and multinational clients in technology-related outsourcing transactions. The team’s client base spans a range of sectors, including regulated areas such as financial services. In addition, the team assists technology companies with data privacy matters including regulatory compliance, data subject access requests and inquiries brought by the Data Protection Commission. John Whelan leads the team, which also includes John Cahir and Andrea Lawler.

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

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A&L Goodbody LLP’s data privacy and protection team advises a client base which includes numerous household names on the full range of issues in this space. The team provides assistance to clients from the tech sector and beyond with compliance with Irish and European regulations, as well as with responding to data subject access requests. The practice is frequently instructed to advise on international data transfers, while its work on data breaches includes managing investigations by the Data Protection Commission as well as the risks of litigation. John Whelan leads the team and has deep experience in the tech sector; John Cahir and Andrea Lawler are also names to note. The team was recently strengthened by the addition of Chris Bollard, who joined from Matheson LLP in September 2021.