Liam Kennedy, Partner - A&L Goodbody

Liam Kennedy

Liam Kennedy, Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department, specialises in international and domestic commercial disputes including, product liability, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), securities/auditors’ litigation (including international class actions), EU and competition law, constitutional litigation and product liability. His practice includes dealing with regulators including the Central Bank, Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation, the office of the Director of Coporate Enforcement, commissions of enquiry, the Securities Exchange Commission, and the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board. A key area of Liam's expertise involves crisis and risk management. Liam regularly advises leading companies, financial institutions and professional firms on liability and regulatory issues.


  • Some of Ireland's leading corporations (or their auditors) in the investigation and resolution of issues involving the alleged misstatement of corporate accounts and related company law, regulatory and litigation issues.
  • Corporate clients in respect of enquiries by Irish regulatory and company and criminal law enforcement authorities.
  • Multi-nationals on Irish and international product liability, product recall and related regulatory and litigation issues, including litigation and other issues in the agri-food sector.
  • Multi-national companies (including Volkswagen) facing large numbers of individual claims in Ireland and internationally.
  • Leading international audit firms in respect of issues arising out of the Irish banking crisis and the Madoff frauds.
  • Acting in the defence of mulit-plaintiff claims arising out of admitted infringements of EU/Competition Law.
  • Advising one of Ireland's leading banks on key regulatory and litigation issues.
  • Regulatory and product liability issues in the tobacco industry.

Market Recommendations

  • "A phenomenal lawyer, very pragmatic, always correct, direct and effective." (Chambers Global 2017)
  • "An excellent Litigator." (Chambers Europe 2017)
  • "A very strong name in the practice and amongst the leading practitioners in Ireland.  He has an esteemed reputation amongst international and domestic corporate clients." (Chambers Global 2016)
  • "Vast experience across a wide range of contentious insurance matters. Primarily recognised as an excellent regulatory litigator." (Chambers Europe 2015)


  • LLB, (Hons) University of Otago New Zealand, 1985
  • Solicitor, Law Society of New Zealand, 1985
  • Solicitor, Law Society of England, 1990
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 1993

Professional activities

Liam is a recent past Chair of the 7,000 member International Bar Association's Litigation Committee and has served as a member of the Council of the Law Society of Ireland since 2008. He is the Vice-Chair of the Law Society of Ireland's litigation committee and member of its Litigation Management Committee.

Liam Kennedy

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An excellent Litigator

(Chambers Europe 2017)