Chris Bolland is a partner in A&L Goodbody's market-leading Commercial & Technology group. He is an expert in privacy, data protection, information technology and e-commerce law. His clients include some of the largest technology companies in the world.
Chris advises on all aspects of compliance with data protection law; including the ePrivacy regime, data breach response, international transfers and technical product counselling. He frequently counsels clients on the regulatory implications of new and emerging technologies and products. He also has extensive experience advising on the evolving regulatory obligations for online businesses. This includes advising on intermediary liability (and the eCommerce regime generally), online consumer protection law, geo-blocking rules and content moderation rules.
Chris also advises on the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property including software licences, software development agreements, intellectual property assignments and intellectual property transfers.
Areas of Expertise
"A top notch adviser and our go to for all matters data protection. He understands the market, the regulatory landscape and our business." (Legal500 2021
"Standout partner who is responsive, technically very strong and a robust negotiator with impressive communication skills." (Legal500 2021)
"Chris is a trusted adviser and a great ally. He makes a real effort to understand not just the legal issues, but also the business dynamics and has tackled many complex issues for us." (Legal500 2021)
“Chris has superb judgement. He provides a Rolls-Royce service in relation to technology matters.” (Legal500 2020)
Chris lectures on the Law Society of Ireland’s Certificate in Data Protection Practice course and its PPC1 course for trainee solicitors. Chris has also been invited to speak on data protection matters in Stanford Law School and the Kings Inns. He occasionally publishes articles on legal matters relating to data protection and formerly sat on the Law Society of Ireland's eSignatures working group.
- LLM, Law, Science and Technology, Stanford Law School 2015
- Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2012
- BCL (First Class Hons) University College Cork, 2006