Mr Damien Young > Philip Lee LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Philip Lee LLP
Connaught House
One Burlington Road
Dublin 4
D04 C5Y6

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation. Data Protection. 


Damien heads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group, handling commercial disputes across a broad range of areas including data protection, public procurement and construction law. He has acted for a large number of public and private sector clients in High Court judicial review proceedings involving challenges to the award of public contracts. Damien advises on all aspects of EU and Irish data protection law, privacy and defamation matters. He acted for Ireland’s Data Protection Commission in the Schrems I and Schrems II litigation that resulted in decisions of the European Court of Justice setting aside the “safe harbour” and “privacy shield” regimes for EU/US data transfers.


Law Society of Ireland 
The Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection

Philip Lee is active in the data protection space, where it is particularly known for its work on behalf of the Data Protection Commission. The team also advises clients on responding to data breaches. Damien Young, Sean McElligott and Anne Bateman are the key partners to note in the practice.

Ireland > Employment

Philip Lee provides employment-related advice to some of the biggest employers from the public sector. It assists with several contentious and non-contentious aspects such as employment contracts, policies, industrial relations, employment rights and immigration. The team is led by Patrick Walshe, who assists public sector clients with employment contracts and pension-related issues, in addition to representing them before the WRC. Damien Young and Murrough McMahon are other names to note.

Ireland > Dispute resolution

Philip Lee LLP  is widely recognised for its public sector expertise and its experience in procurement disputes. Healthcare and life sciences are growing areas for the team, in part thanks to the presence of Marie Kinsella. Data protection and privacy cases are another strength of the firm. Damien Young is noted for public law and administrative cases, along with data protection disputes.