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Mason Hayes & Curran

BARROW STREET, DUBLIN 4, IRELAND
Tel:
Work +353 1 614 5000
Fax:
Fax +353 1 614 5001
DX:
11 DUBLIN
Email:
Web:
www.mhc.ie
Dublin, London, New York

Robert McDonagh

Tel:
Work +353 1 614 5077
Email:
Mason Hayes & Curran

Work Department

Commercial

Position

Robert is a partner in Mason Hayes & Curran's Commercial team and a core part of our Tier 1 ranked TMC and Privacy and Security team. He is recommended by independent journals like Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Who's Who. 

Robert works closely with leading companies in devising their data protection strategies and compliance programmes and dealing with security incidents. His clients include financial institutions, insurance companies, broadcasters, utilities and leading Internet companies.

Member

IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals); Procurement Law Forum (founding committee member); Irish Society for European Law.

Education

University College Dublin, Ireland, (BBLS).


Ireland

Information technology

Within: Information technology

Mason Hayes & Curran's practice is noted for its 'incomparable commercial acumen' and 'wealth of regulatory experience'. The team acts for a number of high-profile tech companies, as well as advising other organisations on various aspects of technology law. The 'incredibly attentive' Philip Nolan leads the practice; Robert McDonagh is 'excellent and very thorough'; and San Francisco-based Oisín Tobin is 'incontestably a leader in data protection'. Wendy Hederman is also recommended, as is senior associate John Farrell, who was a new arrival from William Fry.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

The team at Mason Hayes & Curran is noted for its 'excellent, practical, business-savvy advice': its lawyers 'understand the role of in-house counsel and try to stand in the client's shoes when providing advice'. As well as traditional media players, the team acts for leading "new media" entities. Philip Nolan leads the practice; Gerard Kelly advised Virgin Media on the rebranding of TV3 News, which was purchased by its parent company in 2015; and Robert McDonagh assisted RTÉ with the drafting and negotiation of contracts for the development of the next generation RTÉ Player. Richard Woulfe handles contentious matters.

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Projects and PPP

Within: Projects and PPP

Mason Hayes & Curran is adept at handling public procurement projects, which is evidenced by Edel Hartog and Robert McDonagh acting for the Irish government on the implementation of its National Broadband Plan. On the financing side, William Carmody was active in the renewable energy sector, acting for Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale on the project financing of Knockalough wind farm, and for AIB on the project financing for Killala community wind farm. Senior associate Anne McCarthy ‘shows herself to be very experienced and committed’.

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