Whitney Moore > Dublin, Ireland > Firm Profile
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2 Shelbourne Buildings
Whitney Moore > The Legal 500 RankingsWhitney Moore’s intellectual property team has a core strength in contentious IP litigation. The practice acts for a sizeable client base of pharmaceutical companies in complex patent litigation, including handling the Irish elements of multi-jurisdictional disputes, and also provides pre-litigation advice and assistance with the protection of patents and supplementary protection certificates. In addition, the team is instructed by Irish and international clients in trade mark and copyright infringement claims. ‘Experienced litigator’ Aoife Murphy and the ‘knowledgeable and talented’ Robin Hayes jointly lead the team.
Aoife Murphy; Robin Hayes
‘For many years, Whitney Moore have offered a high-quality service in IP to their clients.’
‘This firm is particularly strong in its IP practice.’
‘Robin Hayes has represented some household Irish brands in IP litigation in Ireland, and is hailed as an expert in this particular field.’
‘Very responsive and practical.’
‘A friendly and helpful team who strive to outwit the other side, with better quality arguments and submissions.’
‘Aoife Murphy is an experienced litigator. Very friendly and helpful. Robin Hayes is knowledgeable and talented.’
Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Corp.
F Hoffmann-La Roche, Biogen Inc. and Genentech
EISAI R&D Management Co. Ltd
Generics UK Ltd (Mylan)
Shamrock Gift Company
Etex Ireland Ltd
- Acting for Merck, Sharp & Dohme, as the plaintiff, in patent infringement proceedings brought against Clonmel Healthcare (a subsidiary of Stada) in the Commercial Court concerning Merck’s supplementary protection certificate for a combination drug used in cholesterol treatment.
- Acted for Edwards Lifesciences in patent infringement proceedings before the Commercial Court brought by Evalve Inc (Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc) relating to Edwards’ Pascal transcatheter valve repair system.
- Represented former shareholders of Labcoast in a dispute arising from a transaction agreement pursuant to which Boston Scientific acquired the patents and other IP relating to Labcoat’s stent coating technology.
‘They work very hard in the interest of the client and are clearly very professional experienced lawyers.’
‘Brendan Ringrose has a deep understanding of international equity capital markets and of the natural resources sector.’
‘Brendan Ringrose – exceptionally strong corporate lawyer with detailed knowledge of technical matters and a forensic approach to problem solving. Would recommend for complex, non-vanilla M&A transactions.’
‘Brendan Ringrose is highly skilled and dedicated to his clients. He is the only lawyer I have been dealing with – a very fine lawyer.’
‘Under the leadership of Therese Rochford, the firm has a very pragmatic, commercial and service focused approach.’
‘Therese Rochford is excellent. She manages the process very well and bills her time in a very appropriate manner only for value added measures.’
‘High praise for Robert Carroll also who has been nothing but diligent & highly responsive to our needs.’
San Leon Energy plc
Vega & Wallace Limited
Caleo Private Equity Pty Ltd
Independent Stave Company Limited
NEP Group Inc.
Lucky Beard Limited
Scania Finance Ireland Limited
Betapond Limited t/a StitcherAds
ID Pal Limited
Data Chemist Limited trading as Terminus DB
Adventus Zinc Ireland Limited
Altius Minerals Corp
Roche Bobois SA
Empathy Marketing Limited
Richmond Marketing Limited
E. Flahavan & Sons Limited
International Lithium Limited
Zinc of Ireland NL
Dalradian Resources Inc.
Dye & Durham UK Limited
Cannsun Medhel Group plc
Shabra Plastics Limited
Ballyna Hotel Limited
Modern Hire, Inc.
U.S. Oil and Gas plc
Mc Cambridge Limited
Primemount PT Limited
My Compliance Office
Ireland > Dispute resolution Tier 3Whitney Moore's sizeable disputes practice has gained a strong standing in banking litigation, intellectual property disputes, data protection cases, insurance defence work, and aviation and motor industry cases. The firm is also active in regulatory investigations in the professional services area and shareholder disputes is another forte for the firm. Aoife Murphy leads the team and specialises in intellectual property cases, particularly patent disputes; Robin Hayes is another contentious IP specialist. Brendan Moriarty is a seasoned practitioner with an extensive background in banking litigation.
Other key lawyers:
John Lynch; Robin Hayes; Colin Hayes; Michael Ohle; Vicky Riordan; Brendan Moriarty; John Lynch; Marie Claire Scullion
‘Whitney Moore are extremely professional, business oriented and offer excellent value for money. They are one of the best law firms in Ireland and they punch well above their weight.’
‘Just a superb team of people who make navigating through difficult situations less stressful. They have a common sense, can do attitude and want to find the right commercial solution for your organisation.’
‘Excellent accessibility, user friendly service, good attention to detail, diverse and comprehensive expertise.’
‘Brendan Moriarty has an in depth knowledge of banking and land law which he utilises in an efficient and result focused manner, resulting in positive results for litigation clients.’
‘We primarily deal with managing partner John Lynch and partner Marie Claire Scullion. Both are superb individuals, no airs or graces about them and no problem too small for them to deal with. A unique identifier for these individuals is the fact that you get the personal service and not someone lower down in seniority. I could not recommend them highly enough.’
‘John Lynch is an excellent lawyer, wise counsel and superb strategic thinker. There is no better lawyer that you could have on you side.’
‘Stand out attention from partner Colin Hayes, who was exceptional.’
‘Colin Hayes was easily accessible, gave accurate fee estimates, provided commercial advice which was reflective of the larger strategy and was enjoyable to work with.’
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Dolphin Media Ltd
Pyrite Resolution Board
Emerald Contact Centre
Life Insurance Association Ireland CLG
Etex Ireland Ltd
Edwards Lifesciences Inc.
Chartered Accountants Ireland
- Advised Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp on patent infringement proceedings against Clonmel Healthcare Ltd in the Commercial Court.
- Advised Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank in its appeal to the Supreme Court against two related judgments of the High Court.
- Advised WaterWipes UC, the owner of the market-leading WATER WIPES brand, in trade mark infringement proceedings before the Commercial Court.
Ireland > Employment Tier 3Whitney Moore offers employment advice to many public sector clients and private employers from a range of sectors, including manufacturing, retail and hospitality. The team handles matters related to workforce restructuring, TUPE issues, data protection, immigration, redundancies and equality issues, among others. The team is led by Emma Richmond and Marie Claire Scullion, a specialist in data protection law. Managing partner John Lynch is renowned for assisting with employment terminations of senior executives and complex executive severance arrangements.
Other key lawyers:
‘The advice is always quick, pragmatic and commercial.’
‘Emma Richmond is a real pleasure to work with. Smart, commercial and really personable.’
‘I have always found Whitney Moore (and specifically Marie-Claire Scullion) to be an excellent provider of legal services; responsive and efficiently priced with great access to firm partners as required and excellent relationships with counsel.’
‘I find the team responsive and thorough in their advice.’
‘Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness in considering the legal issues. Very responsive, effective and efficient in dealing with issues for me.’
‘Provides strong personal service, based on knowing their clients and their business.’
‘Practical, pragmatic approach taken to resolving client issues.’
‘John Lynch is very astute in managing employment law issues and focused on achieving the best outcome for the client.’
Glen Dimplex Group
Industrial Development Agency Ireland
Emerald Contact Centre
Wide Eye Media
Best Western Hotels
Independent Vetcare Limited
Motor Distributors Limited
- Acted for a shareholder and Chief Executive Officer, as a respondent in high profile Commercial Court section 212 (oppression) litigation.
- Advised Woodberry Capital on the acquisition of Colorman.
- Advised US tech company Modern Hire on its day to day employment matters.
Ireland > Real estate Tier 3Whitney Moore is regularly instructed by clients on the acquisition, disposal and leasing of real estate assets. The team has a varied client base, handling matters ranging from advising investment funds on forward acquisitions to assisting the Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency on the development of sites for social housing. Practice head Rory McDonald has a broad practice which also encompasses the financing of real estate transactions. Barry Heslin is another key figure in the team and has practised in this area for almost two decades.
Other key lawyers:
‘Whitney Moore LLP is a full-service law firm with a strong client focus.’
‘Rory McDonald is an incredibly knowledgeable property lawyer with a deep understanding of Irish real estate matters. He is particularly hardworking and remains constantly focused on his client’s needs. Rory has regularly played a significant role in closing complex and significant transactions for us.’
‘We have worked with Rory McDonald for a number of years and have found his straightforward, practical advice and no-nonsense approach refreshing.’
‘They are available – they answer the phone! They can explain legal issues so as to be understood by lay persons. They are efficient.’
‘Expert and professional advice. Excellent grasp of their areas of practice.’
‘Rory McDonald has great experience and expertise and is clear in his communication with us.’
Irish Life Investment Managers
Round Hill Capital
The Housing Agency
Five Guys Ireland
Oath (previously Aol)
Ecologic Design and Build
PJ Hegarty Group
Bank of Ireland
Allied Irish Banks
Foundation Quay ICAV
Apollo / Lapithus
Tom Kavanagh (Receiver, Deloitte)
Hilton, Pasley & Co
First Derivatives plc
Lam Research Group
Ely Wine Bar
Sona Nutrition Group
- Advised a Round Hill Capital/SFO Capital Partners joint venture on forward purchase private rental sector transactions comprising in excess of 350 units.
- Advised Independent Vetcare Ireland, a market consolidator, on the acquisition of numerous veterinary practices in Ireland.
- Advised Irish Life Assurance plc on a significant office letting in Dublin to the Office of Public Works.
Whitney Moore > Firm Profile
The firm: Whitney Moore LLP is a well-established Irish law firm based in Dublin with a culture of providing consistently high-quality legal advice promptly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Founded in 1882, the firm has 17 partners and over 50 other legal professionals and support staff. Whitney MooreLLP advises small and medium-sized Irish enterprises, as well as international companies looking to establish or expand their presence in Ireland. Clients include public bodies, listed companies and private clients.
Core practice areas include corporate, m&a, dispute resolution, employment, insolvency and corporate restructuring, IP, privacy and data protection, private client, public sector and real estate. The firm’s client offering is further strengthened by its membership of the prestigious Meritas Law Firms Worldwide global network of independent law firms and the Euro-American Lawyers Group (EALG), giving its clients access to quality-assured legal expertise worldwide.
Whitney Moore LLP is large enough to have the experience and resources necessary to provide clients with comprehensive, effective legal advice, yet continue to retain direct partner involvement in all matters. The lawyer you meet at any initial instruction will be the lawyer who advises you through to conclusion.
Areas of practice: In addition to the practice areas outlined below, Whitney Moore LLP has built and maintained a strong reputation as experts in the following sectors: pharmaceutical and healthcare, IT, insurance, retail and distribution.
Banking: Whitney Moore LLP acts for a number of key financial institutions operating in the Irish market and has considerable expertise in the areas of commercial property finance, asset finance, project finance and the enforcement of secured and unsecured loans.
Corporate, commercial and M&A: The firm’s corporate practice advises public and private clients across a full range of corporate and commercial matters including: mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, stock exchange transactions, corporate governance, group restructurings, raising finance, exit strategies, shareholders’ agreements and general contractual matters.
Dispute resolution and commercial litigation: Whitney Moore LLP has a highly regarded litigation and dispute resolution practice experienced in advising and representing its clients across the full spectrum of litigation matters including commercial litigation, insurance, defamation, professional negligence, EU and competition, product liability, injunctions and judicial review.
Employment: The firm’s employment team advises on all aspects of employment law and has a particularly strong reputation for senior executive contract negotiation and severance, and representing clients in litigation concerning termination of employment before both the Workplace Relations Commission and the High Court.
Energy and natural resources: Whitney Moore LLP has a long-standing reputation as specialists in energy and natural resources, with clients in this sector for over 60 years.
Insolvency and corporate restructuring: The firm’s insolvency and corporate recovery team offers a comprehensive service to insolvency appointees, banking and other creditors, as well as companies and their directors.
Intellectual property: Whitney Moore LLP is recognised as one of the leading intellectual property law firms in Ireland. Our Intellectual Property team is consistently ranked by independent directories and has won many international awards in recognition of its expertise. For example, we were awarded Patent Contentious Firm of the year 2019 and 2020 – Ireland by the leading international publication Managing Intellectual Property 2019 and also the Patent Firm of the Year Ireland, 2020 by IAM Global IP Awards. The team is involved in both contentious and non-contentious matters and has specialist expertise in copyright, trade marks, patent issues, protection of confidential information and related intellectual property matters.
Real estate: The firm’s real estate group advises domestic and international clients on the full range of real estate issues, including property acquisition and disposal, property letting and property litigation.
|Real Estate||Michael Carney|
|Corporate and commercial||Cillian Balfe|
|Data Protection||Marie Claire Scullion|
|Corporate and commercial||Therese Rochford|
|Dispute Resolution||Aoife Murphy|
|Corporate and commercial||Brendan Ringrose|
|Dispute resolution||Gerry Carroll|
|Energy and natural resources||Therese Rochford|
|Energy and natural resources||Brendan Ringrose|
|EU and competition||John Lynch|
|EU and competition||Brendan Ringrose|
|Information technology||Therese Rochford|
|Information technology||Cillian Balfe|
|Insolvency and corporate restructuring||Frank O'Reilly|
|Intellectual property||Aoife Murphy|
|Intellectual property||Robin Hayes|
|Intellectual property||Gerry Carroll|
|Employment and Pensions||Marie Claire Scullion|
|Pharmaceutical and healthcare||Aoife Murphy|
|Private client||Frank O'Reilly|
|Real estate||Rory McDonald|
|Real estate||Michael Carney|
|Real estate||Barry Heslin|
|Private client||Emma Heron|
|Dispute Resolution||Michael Ohle|
|Dispute Resolution||Vicky Riordan|
|Dispute Resolution||Colin Hayes|
|Cillian Balfe||Cillian is a partner in and head of Whitney Moore’s Corporate team. …||View Profile|
|Robert Carroll||Robert is a solicitor in Whitney Moore’s Corporate team. He has experience…||View Profile|
|Gerry Carroll||Gerry is a partner in Whitney Moore’s Dispute Resolution team. He is…||View Profile|
|Niall Coleman||Niall is a consultant in Whitney Moore’s Real Estate team. He advises…||View Profile|
|Julie Fitzgerald||Julie is an associate in Whitney Moore’s Real Estate and Insolvency and…||View Profile|
|Colin Hayes||Colin is a partner in Whitney Moore’s Dispute Resolution team. He advises clients…||View Profile|
|Robin Hayes||Robin is a partner in Whitney Moore’s IP team. He practises in…||View Profile|
|Emma Heron||Emma is a partner and Head of Whitney Moore’s Real Estate and…||View Profile|
|Barry Heslin||Barry is a partner in Whitney Moore’s Real Estate team. He specialises…||View Profile|
|John Lynch||John’s practice is in the area of litigation and employment, benefits and…||View Profile|
|Rory McDonald||Rory is a partner in and head of Whitney Moore’s Real Estate…||View Profile|
|Cathy McFadden||Cathy is an associate in Whitney Moore’s Real Estate team. She has…||View Profile|
|Brendan Moriarty||Brendan is a litigation specialist with over 30 years’ experience in plaintiff…||View Profile|
|Emma Morrison||Emma is an associate in Whitney Moore’s Dispute Resolution team. She has…||View Profile|
|Aoife Murphy||Aoife is a partner and head of Whitney Moore’s IP team and…||View Profile|
|Frank O'Reilly||Frank is Consultant in the firm’s Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring and Private…||View Profile|
|Michael Ohle||Michael is a partner in Whitney Moore’s Dispute Resolution team as well…||View Profile|
|Sophie Quinn||Sophie is an associate in Whitney Moore’s Corporate team. She has experience…||View Profile|
|Emma Richmond||Emma is partner in Whitney Moore’s Dispute Resolution team and co-Head of…||View Profile|
|Brendan Ringrose||Brendan is a partner in Whitney Moore’s corporate team. He specialises in…||View Profile|
|Vicky Riordan||Vicky is a partner in Whitney Moore’s Dispute Resolution team. She is…||View Profile|
|Therese Rochford||Therese is a partner in Whitney Moore’s Corporate team. She manages a…||View Profile|
|Marie Claire Scullion||Marie Claire is a partner and co-Head of Whitney Moore’s Employment, Pensions…||View Profile|
|Amanda Jane Sweeney||Amanda-Jane is an associate in Whitney Moore’s Real Estate and Private Client…||View Profile|