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Philip Lee

7-8 WILTON TERRACE, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
Tel:
Work +353 1 237 3700
Fax:
Fax +353 1 678 7794
Email:
Web:
www.philiplee.ie
Brussels, Dublin, London

Damien Young

Tel:
Work +353 (0) 1 237 3700
Email:
Web:
www.philiplee.ie 
Philip Lee

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

Position

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. He acted for Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner in the Schrems litigation that resulted in a decision of the European Court of Justice setting aside the “safe harbour” regime for EU/US data transfers.

Career

Damien was admitted on to the Law Society Roll of Solicitors in 1999. He trained at Cannon Solicitors from 1997 to 2000. Damien joined Philip Lee in 2001 and became partner in 2006.

Member

Law Society of Ireland 
The Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association

Education

Damien graduated from University College Cork with a BCL (Hons) degree in law in 1995. In 1996, he also obtained a Master's degree in law (LL.M) from UCC. In 2003 he completed a Diploma in Arbitration law at University College Dublin.


Ireland

Construction

Within: Construction

Philip Lee is rated for its ‘personal touch and desire to understand the clients’ needs and requirements’. The team handles a good spread of non-contentious private and public sector work, with Kerri Crossen advising Westmeath County Council on development options for land at Lissywollen, Athlone, and acting for BAM Building. Damien Young heads the contentious side of the practice; ‘personable’ Clare Cashin represented plaintiff Port of Cork in proceedings against BAM Civil concerning a mistake in the tender for the new Ringaskiddy port.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Philip Lee's team has 'powerful technical expertise and ever-expanding knowledge and experience'. Practice head Damien Young is 'an outstanding litigator', with particular strengths in data protection, regulatory and public law. Anne Bateman handles commercial and regulatory litigation in Ireland for Ryanair, and Clare Cashin is acting for a government agency in a series of procurement challenges. Rachel Minch and Murrough McMahon (who is 'pragmatic, with a good sense of commerciality') are also key contacts.

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