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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

Richard Woulfe

Tel:
Work +353 1 614 5070
Email:
Mason Hayes & Curran

Work Department

Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation.

Position

Richard is a Senior Dispute ResolutionPpartner whose practice encompasses contentious intellectual property law, contentious technology and social media law, on and offline defamation and general commercial disputes usually with a cross-border component.

He has over 30 years’ experience of litigation practice and has acted in some of the most high profile and complex commercial disputes before the Irish Courts. Richard is currently lead litigation solicitor in the Commercial Court case of Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Schrems, in which the Irish DPC is challenging the Standard Contractual Clauses established by decisions of the European Commission as a valid basis for the export of date outside the EU and is in the process of being referred to the Court of Justice of the EU.

Member

International Trademark Association; The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation; Licensing Executives Society International; International Bar Association; Marques.

Education

University of Limerick (European Studies/Law).


Ireland

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Maurice Phelan leads the practice at Mason Hayes & Curran, which stands out for its 'personal service, integrity, and commercial and practical advice' and its sector specialisms in finance and property. The 'able and experienced' Liam Guidera and 'clear, efficient, and hard-working' senior associate Conor O’Leary acted for shopping centre owner IMRF II Frascati in a dispute with Marks & Spencer. Richard Woulfe and Tanya Colbert are also recommended. Jane Pilkington left the firm.

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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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