Ms Anne Bateman > Philip Lee > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Philip Lee

Work Department

Intellectual Property. Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Public, Regulatory & Administrative Law. Data Protection. 


Anne is a recognised expert in intellectual property, technology and privacy law, and in the areas of pharma, medtech, healthcare, regulatory and administrative law, for both contentious and non-contentious work. She is also a well-known commercial, competition and regulatory litigator. Anne has acted for and advised a large number of international businesses whose key assets are intellectual property and technology. She also advises multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies. She is a qualified Irish and European Trade Mark Attorney and a member of the Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is an IAPP-Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E).


Member of the Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Member of the International Trade Mark Association

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Intellectual property

Philip Lee handles contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work, including patent revocation proceedings and the IP aspects of corporate transactions. Anne Bateman leads the team.

Ireland > Information technology

Philip Lee is well known for its work for public sector clients, where it advises on the procurement of ICT systems as well as assisting with issues such as data breaches. The team also acts for private sector clients and has a particular focus on the healthcare industry. Sean McElligott leads the team, with Anne Bateman another key partner.

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences

Philip Lee strengthened its ‘exceptional‘ practice with the arrival of Marie Kinsella, who joined from the Central Bank of Ireland in January 2020 to lead the team alongside life sciences specialist Anne Bateman, bringing extensive expertise in healthcare regulatory matters and investigations. The team is experienced in advising healthcare providers, regulators and major pharmaceutical companies on litigation, procurement and contractual matters, research arrangements and corporate transactions.

Ireland > Dispute resolution

Philip Lee stands out for its experience in acting for public bodies, advising regulators on investigations and enforcement as well as defending them against claims. The team also acts for private companies in a range of sectors, including telecoms, media, and financial services; the team’s healthcare expertise was bolstered in April 2020 by the arrival of Marie Kinsella. Practice head Damien Young has a broad practice, with Anne Bateman and Clare Cashin also noted.

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection

Philip Lee acts as the lead advisor to the Data Protection Commission, advising on investigations as well as enforcement notices. The team also represents the Commission in judicial review proceedings challenging its decisions. Elsewhere, the practice advises public and private sector companies on data processing agreements, GDPR compliance, and data access requests. Damien Young handles work relating to all aspects of Irish and EU data protection law, while Eoghan Doyle advises a range of public bodies on GDPR compliance. Anne Bateman handles contentious and non-contentious work, including representing the DPC in judicial reviews.