Mr Brian Clarke > Maples Group > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Insolvency


Brian is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team in the Maples Group’s Dublin office. Brian has extensive experience advising both domestic and multinational clients on large and complex commercial disputes, including proceedings before the Commercial Court, as well as all forms of arbitration.  He also has experience of different forms of alternative dispute resolution and has represented clients in mediation, conciliation, adjudication and expert determination procedures.


Brian joined the Maples Group in 2009.  He previously worked in the construction and dispute resolution group of a large Irish corporate law firm.


Brian is a member of International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International Arbitration Group affiliated with the American Arbitration Association


Trinity College Dublin, Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Contract Administration 2006, award the Professor Nael Bunni Gold Medal
University College Dublin, BCL (Hons), 1998

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Dispute resolution

Maples Group has evolved its practice to centre on financial services and banking disputes, commercial real estate litigation, and regulatory investigations and enforcement. In the financial services segment, the firm is noted for cross-border tax disputes. Brian Clarke is a senior disputes practitioner with an impressive record in Commercial Court cases and arbitrations. Alan O’Sullivan is an experienced figure in banking litigation, commercial litigation, lending enforcement and contentious insolvency. Eugene McCormick, who is also experienced in insolvency matters, was promoted to partner in March 2022.