Claire Morrissey, Partner, Dublin - A&L Goodbody

Claire Morrissey

Claire Morrissey is a Partner in the Firm’s IP & Technology Group. She advises on a broad range of commercial contracts with a particular focus on technology, IP and sourcing agreements. Claire also advises on the technology, IP and data aspects of joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions. Claire rejoined the Firm in June 2014 as Partner, having spent six years in London with Olswang and Slaughter and May.


Claire's experience includes advising:

  • A well-known UK and Irish retailer in connection with its multi-sourcing IT arrangements with some of the world's largest IT service providers.
  • A multinational oil and gas company on the extension of its HR outsourcing arrangements with a leading global provider of human resources solutions and outsourcing services.
  • A UK specialist credit card provider on its credit card portfolio servicing arrangements and strategic framework with its service provider.
  • A leading telecommunications provider in connection with the outsourcing of its information technology and network services.
  • A leading international insurance company on the development of an intra-group global processing agreement involving the transfer of personal data within and outside the EEA.
  • A UK owner and operator of fibre optic infrastructure on its admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market.
  • The shareholders of a specialist intelligence company on the company's sale to a leading global provider of information and analytics.
  • The purchaser of one of the UK's busiest airports on the IP/IT aspects of the acquisition.
  • A FSA regulated fund on the acquisition of a specialist bank and subsequent acquisition of an IT platform to be used by the bank.
  • On the sale of a company providing an online M&A deal platform.

Market Recommendations 

  • “Claire is meticulous in her analysis, extremely responsive and provides me with great comfort that we are in the strongest position possible in IP transactions.” (Managing Intellectual Property 2017)
  • "The committed Claire Morrissey….is analytical and practical." (Legal 500 2015)


  • BCL (Intl), University College Dublin, 2000
  • LLM, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2001
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2006
  • Solicitor, Law Society of England and Wales, 2008

Professional Activities

Claire Morrissey regularly presents at conferences and industry events including the National Data Protection Conference held in Dublin in 2016. Claire is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

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Analytical and practical

(Legal 500 2015)