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Technology & Communications


Ireland has one of the highest concentrations of technology and communications activity globally, with 8 out of the 10 leading technology companies based in Ireland. The sector is particularly well supported by Government and State bodies and incentivised by a number of favourable tax, intellectual property and R&D arrangements.

At A&L Goodbody, our focus on and knowledge of this vital sector is supported with a multi-practice approach. Our expertise spans:

  • Corporate transactions including: Mergers & Aquisitions (M&A), public offerings, strategic alliances, joint ventures, migrations and reorganisations
  • Intellectual property development, portfolio management and protection
  • Commercial and intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution
  • Outsourcing and managed services agreements
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Tax
  • Public procurement and government grants
  • Commercial property, environmental and planning
  • Employment, pensions and incentives

We represent public and private, domestic and international companies across the full range of technology sub-sectors, including software, telecoms, information technology, cloud computing, social media and technology services. We also represent investors in technology and communications sectors such as private equity investors, financial institutions and entrepreneurs.

We have worked on most of the major technology and communications corporate transactions in Ireland over the past decade. We have an unmatched record in IP litigation and have handled the most significant outsourcing arrangements in the State to date. Our clients include Google, Telefónica O2, IBM, Zynga and Trintech - all of whom have significant operations outside of Ireland and therefore require our significant international expertise. Our work for clients like these helps to support operational issues unique to the technology sector, as well as major strategic and corporate activity to pave the way for organisational growth and development.

“scores points for its thorough knowledge of the [technology] industry and commercial sense.”

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