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Rod McDonagh

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Telecoms & Technology Consultant


  • Commercial lawyer with international and domestic legal experience representing both publicly traded and privately held companies (most recently in the telecommunications and technology sectors).
  • Advises and assists in all forms of commercial transactional work (including distribution agreements, tenders, licensing, intellectual property, professional services, outsourcing, joint ventures, compliance and governance) and in the resolution of company and commercial disputes.
  • An experienced executive and non-executive director and chairman.


March 2017 – Current




February 2017

Commercial Chambers



July 2016

Spirit Motorcycles Limited



South Somerset Citizens Advice Service



2013 – September 2016

Nokia, London

Senior Counsel, Merger & Acquisitions


2009 - 2013

Alcatel Lucent, Paris, France

Senior Counsel, Core Networks


2002 - 2009

Genesys Telecom – London, UK and San Francisco, CA

Senior Counsel EMEA


2000 - 2002

William Fry Solicitors, Dublin, Ireland

Solicitor, Senior Associate


1998 – 1999

Gateway Computers Inc, Dublin, Ireland

Group Counsel, EMEA


1996 – 1997

Holborn Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn, London


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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