Kenan is a partner in A&L Goodbody's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. He leads both our White Collar Crime Group and our Corporate Reputation team. He has advised on many of Ireland's most high profile corporate crises in recent years. He has market leading expertise in white collar crime, reputational issues, and business-critical commercial disputes.
Kenan advises on internal investigations, whistleblowing complaints, dawn raids, money laundering, bribery/corruption and export controls/sanctions issues. He also advises clients on managing their relationships with various regulators in Ireland and abroad.
Kenan's corporate reputation practice involves advising on reputational issues, including crisis communications and defamation cases. He has particular expertise in internet-based defamation.
"Very calm…our matter is in safe hands…we don't need to explain commercial issues as he gets them straight away." (Chambers Global 2020)
Kenan was the only Irish lawyer named as one of 15 'Global Elite Thought Leaders' for Corporate Defence work. (Who's Who Legal: Business Crime 2018, 2019 and 2020)
Kenan has been recognised as a Thought Leader for Business Crime Defence – Corporates (Who's Who Legal 2019) and is "...one of the world's leading practitioners." (Who's Who Legal: Business Crime 2018)
"Notable for his strength in white-collar crime disputes, regulatory investigations and criminal prosecutions." (Chambers Europe 2019)
Kenan is a regular contributor to the national and international debate on white collar crime. He is the only Irish lawyer to chair the International Bar Association's Business Crime Committee. He has presented to the Irish Government on draft legislation, lectures at several Irish universities, and has chaired international conferences in Buenos Aires, Sydney, Washington, Panama, Vienna, Istanbul, Rome, Dubai and Kraków.