Ireland is a hub for technology and is now home to 9 of the top 10 global software companies, 9 of the top 10 US technology companies and all of the top 10 "born on the internet" companies. We advise a wide range of clients, both domestic and international, on the development, acquisition and use of their technologies and services.
Representing clients from all aspects of the digital sector, we work with a diverse mix of clients from start-ups and SMEs to large multi-national banks, tech companies and global software companies. Our client base includes both IT suppliers and customers which gives us a deep understanding of issues from both sides, in order to advise, negotiate and enforce from the strongest base for our clients. Our practice covers both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Our contentious experience includes advice on the majority of cutting-edge technology disputes to come before the Irish Courts involving the interpretation, performance and termination of IT contracts; software copyright infringement; technology patent litigation; and disputes over outsourcing agreements.
Our non-contentious experience includes advising on all areas of IT outsourcing; strategic software development agreements; IT managed and shared services arrangements; complex transitional services agreements; telecommunications network share contracts; software licensing and distribution; software development; internet and e-commerce; data protection and privacy; encryption and electronic signatures; and export control.
One of the largest multinational technology companies
on a wide range of advices in relation to their operations and online presence in Ireland, including both contentious disputes and injunctive matters and non-contentious corporate, regulatory and data protection advices.
in relation to corporate, IP and data protection matters.
on all aspects of its Irish operations including defamation proceedings, personal injury claims and general data protection advice.
The world's largest handheld device manufacturer
in relation to disputes with numerous authorised resellers and on general commercial and litigation matters in Ireland.
in relation to its acquisition of the Soundwave business.
Bank of Ireland
in relation to multiple material technology outsourcing transactions.