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33 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
Tel:
Work +353 1 667 0022
Fax:
Fax +353 1 667 0042
Email:
Web:
www.dilloneustace.ie
Dublin, Grand Cayman, New York, Tokyo

Kieran Cowhey

Tel:
Work <p>+353 1 673 1783</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Email:
Web:
www.dilloneustace.com/people/kieran-cowhey
Dillon Eustace

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Insurance, Aviation, Product Liability 

Position

Partner, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Career

Kieran is a specialist in Commercial Insurance, Commercial and Financial Litigation, Aviation and Product Liability lawyer.

Kieran advises on general commercial and insurance-related matters and has conducted litigation for national and international corporations, banks and financial institutions. In his commercial practice Kieran advises on all areas of commercial and financial litigation. In supporting his insurance clients he acts for international and national insurers on coverage and liability issues in the Irish Courts. He advises insurers on a range of issues and has a strong reputation for his aviation and product liability work.

He is recommended in the Legal 500, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Who's Who Legal for Aviation-Contentious, Who's Who Legal for Product Liability Defence and The Best Lawyers in Ireland for Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation.

Member

Kieran is a special advisor to the International Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of International Law, Vice Chair for DRI International and a member of the Federation of Defence and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).

Education

University College Dublin, The Law Society of Ireland


Ireland

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Kieran Cowhey leads the team at Dillon Eustace, which has been particularly active in financial services litigation and shareholder disputes. Peter Bredin successfully secured an €8.7m judgment for Seaconview fund against a guarantor of loans. John O’Riordan and John Doyle are also key contacts. Other clients include the National Asset Management Agency, Allied Irish Banks and the Motor Insurers' Bureau of Ireland.

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Insurance

Within: Insurance

At Dillon Eustace, contentious head Kieran Cowhey is particularly adept at handling aviation and product liability matters, but his caseload extends to advising insurers on professional indemnity for solicitors, accountants, construction experts and insurance brokers, as well as advising Irish banks on D&O insurance coverage issues. John O’Riordan acted for RSA Insurance Group in several High Court cases resulting from a fire in a restaurant, which were settled on favourable terms. Andrew Bates handles insurance regulatory work.

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Dillon Eustace

  • European Communities (Takeover Bids (Directive 2004/25/EC)) Regulations 2006

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