Marie McGinley > Eversheds Sutherland > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland
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Marie is a Partner and Head of Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Protection. Marie practises in both contentious and commercial intellectual property/technology matters for a broad range of domestic and international clients. She is also a registered Irish Trade Mark Agent. Marie advises on commercial, regulatory and transactional matters.

Marie has particular experience in intellectual property/technology development, procurement and licensing deals, including managed services, systems integration, technology and business process outsourcing for both domestic and international clients.

Marie also has particular experience in advising on data protection law in the context of a wide range of data protection matters which are relevant to both domestic and international clients, including advising clients on the data protection and privacy aspects of direct marketing initiatives and activities, international data transfers in the context of service agreements and outsourcing, multijurisdictional audits and general data protection compliance.

Marie is also involved in strategic legal due diligence and transitional services arrangements in relation to corporate acquisitions, disposals and restructurings.

Marie is a member of the IP and Technology Committee and Commercial Law Committee of the Dublin Solicitor Bar Association.

Marie has spoken at the National Data Protection Conference run by the Irish Computer Society in collaboration with the Association of Data Protection Officers in relation to various data protection matters, including direct marketing initiatives.

Marie regularly contributes to the E-Commerce Law Report and PLC.

Marie lectures and tutors in the area of Intellectual Property and Information Technology at the Law Society of Ireland.



Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Information technology

Marie McGinley leads the practice at Eversheds Sutherland, which covers data protection, technology transactions and outsourcing, and technology development, among other areas. Recent highlights include advising a leading media organisation on the development of a cloud software package and assisting consumer payments network Payzone with the development of a new system. The team is also active in the data centre space. Solicitor Ciara Geraghty is also recommended.

Ireland > Intellectual property

Eversheds Sutherland’s wide-ranging offering includes work on patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and domain names in the contentious and non-contentious sphere across the food and beverage, manufacturing, media, retail and technology industries. Practice head Marie McGinley has been particularly active in the non-contentious field, advising Wärtsilä on the IP aspects of its acquisition of Transas, and also assisting a number of clients with licensing agreements relating to trade marks, patents and copyrights.

Ireland > Telecoms

Peter Curran and Sean Ryan lead the practice at Eversheds Sutherland, which counts ComReg and Persona among its clients. Highlights included advising enet, the lead member of a consortium, on its bid for the National Broadband Plan and assisting electronic payments company Payzone with the reseller terms and end-user licence terms for a new system. IP and data protection specialist Marie McGinley is also noted.