The appointments of Patrick and Andrew are in addition to the announcement of ten new partners in May this year. ALG now has 105 partners across its offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, San Francisco and Palo Alto.
Patrick has strong experience in advising a wide variety of financial services clients on non-contentious and contentious regulatory matters. He joined ALG from an international law firm based in London. With over 20 years' experience advising on regulatory matters, in private practice and as a former regulator, Patrick advises a wide variety of financial services institutions on conduct of business and prudential issues in the non-contentious and contentious areas. He has particular expertise in advising international financial services groups on product development, regulatory engagement and access to the Irish financial services market.
Andrew also joins ALG from an international firm based in London. His practice covers the contentious and non‑contentious aspects of intellectual property (IP) and data, as well as commercial agreements and technology law. He regularly advises on IP and data-driven transactions, as well as the full range of legal issues relating to data regulation, including in the context of data privacy crises and investigations, deals and new data uses.
Commenting on these appointments, Julian Yarr, Managing Partner at ALG, said: "Regulation is increasingly important to our clients, none more so than in financial services, data and technology law. Not only do Patrick and Andrew bring a great deal of experience, but they also have international insight and knowledge which is invaluable to our global clients. They are a welcome addition to our market leading teams in Financial Regulation and Commercial & Technology."