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John Loughrey

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Commercial, Corporate, Technology, Telecoms. Highly experienced  in-house lawyer with broad corporate and commercial experience within businesses operating in IT and telecoms markets. Strong experience in anti-bribery and corruption compliance, policies and education.


  • Halebury, Consultant Solicitor, London (April 2017 to present)
  • The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, Director and Lay Trustee London, (February 2016 to present)
  • IRIS Software Group Limited, Head of Legal, Datchet (March 2014 to April 2016)
  • CryptoLogic Limited, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Dublin (April 2010 to April 2013)
  • Vodafone Group Services Limited, Head of Corporate Law, Newbury (April 2004 to Sept. 2008).
  • Vodafone Group Services Limited, Principal Attorney (Sept. 1999 to April 2004).
  • AirTouch Communications, Inc., Attorney – International, San Francisco (1998 to 1999)
  • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Phoenix and Prague (1989 to 1998).
  • Storey & Ross P.C. Phoenix office (1986 to 1989)




Law Society of England and Wales

State Bar of Arizona

Institute of Directors


Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude (1983-1986)

Butler University, Indianapolis, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Political Science (1979-1983)

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Halebury's 'brilliant' team includes lawyers with significant in house experience across IT and telecoms sectors and is led by the 'responsive' Denise Nurse and Janvi Patel. Richard Dalby is 'excellent for procurement advice' and has acted for clients such as SKY Business on reviewing its contract negotiation process and Liberty Global Europe. 'Great all-rounder' John Loughrey joined the team from Iris Software Group and  Rod McDonagh joined from Nokia. Other clients include Virgin Media, BT and Sony.

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