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William Fry

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Paul is a Partner in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department. He advises individuals and corporate clients involved in domestic and multi-jurisdictional contractual/tortious disputes and represents the Irish interests of a number of global corporations and Irish based entities. Paul has extensive experience of advising clients where issues arise involving financial litigation, which has included being lead advisor on behalf of two parties involved in separate Madoff related proceedings with an overall value in excess of USD$3.5bn.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Insurance

William Fry‘s outstanding reputation in financial services remains undiminished. The firm’s focus on insurance and reinsurance over the decades is renowned and it has continued to set the benchmark in evolving areas such as ESG insurance and insurtech. It represents most of the leading local market insurers and also employs an actuarial consultant within the team to assist with transactional and compliance engagements. Paul Convery leads the insurance dispute resolution team, which is widely recognised for professional indemnity, product liability and D&O claims, among others. Eoin Caulfield and John Larkin co-head the insurance and reinsurance group, and are both noted for their transactional and regulatory expertise.

Ireland > White-collar crime

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William Fry‘s white-collar crime practice is frequently instructed by companies facing allegations of criminality, as well as by clients who have been the victims of white-collar crime. The practice is particularly active in the financial services sector, advising clients on responding to investigations by regulators and class action lawsuits; matters involving alleged anti-competitive practices are also an area of focus. Following the appointment of Owen O’Sullivan as firm managing partner in 2020, Laura Murdock and Paul Convery lead the team. Lisa Carty and Derek Hegarty are other names to note in the practice.

Ireland > Media and entertainment

William Fry is active in contentious and non-contentious matters in the media sector and provides a range of services to media clients, including advising on M&A transactions, regulatory issues, commercial matters and employment disputes. In addition, the team represents media outlets and plaintiffs in defamation litigation. Fiona Barry leads the practice and is focused on contentious work, while Paul Convery is also active in defamation proceedings.

Ireland > Dispute resolution

William Fry stands out for its involvement in a range of big-ticket and landmark disputes. The core of the practice is not centred around one or two partners, with a range of senior individuals routinely engaged on significant matters. This includes mainstream commercial litigation, financial services and regulatory enforcement, inquiries, healthcare disputes, and professional negligence. Garrett Breen leads the team and is one of the most senior commercial litigators in the market, while managing partner Owen O’Sullivan, Lisa Carty and Paul Convery are amongst the firm’s most recognised disputes partners. Laura Murdock and consultant Deirdre O’Donovan are also key names.