Dr John Cahir is a partner in the A&L Goodbody's Commercial & Technology Group. His practice covers both contentious and non-contentious aspects of intellectual property, information technology, data protection and media law. John advises clients across a wide range of industry sectors on their Commercial & Technology law requirements. He has acted on some of the highest profile technology disputes to come before the Irish courts as well as on the leading transactions. John acts for many of the multinational corporations that have established their European operations in Ireland and he also advises a wide spectrum of domestic clients.
"Commercially minded practitioner who takes the time to get to know his clients...excellent knowledge and ability to handle intricate IP matters." (Chambers Europe 2018)
"Very able. Clients are particularly impressed by the fact that he has all the relevant principles at his fingertips." (Chambers Europe 2017)
"Strong on copyright." (Chambers Europe 2016)
"Attracts a wealth of praise highlighting the breadth of his IP expertise across contentious and non-contentious matters...frequently acts for international clients with operations in Ireland." (Chambers Europe 2015)
John is chairman of the Irish Copyright Association (the Irish section of ALAI) and is the treasurer of the Irish branch of AIPPI. John is currently a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He is an occasional lecturer on University College Dublin’s LLM programme and on the Law Society of Ireland’s diploma courses. John is a regular speaker at conferences in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the United States and is widely published in both trade and academic journals.