Disputes

We are recognised as the market-leading Disputes Group in Ireland, with lawyers in Dublin and Belfast providing an all-island service. Our Disputes lawyers specialise in resolving complex, high value and cross border disputes, through litigation, arbitration, mediation, negotiation and expert determination.

Our lawyers have the technical skills and practical experience to help our clients strategically manage risk and contentious issues in all areas of their business. We have particular experience in managing all types of disputes, Corporate Crises and Investigations, both domestic and international or where our clients are dealing with multi-party litigation and a regulatory/law enforcement investigation simultaneously.

We have the structures and resources in place to swiftly meet our clients' needs when these issues occur. This includes deploying sophisticated technology solutions and project management capabilities through our specialist Data Projects Group, to ensure that our clients achieve successful outcomes in an efficient and effective way.

Our clients include some of the largest Irish and global companies across all industry sectors including financial services, technology, life sciences, real estate, asset management, manufacturing, automotive, retail, agri-food and gaming.

For the past three years, our Disputes teams have been involved in more Commercial Court litigation than any other firm in Ireland. In addition, we have a wealth of experience in representing clients in tribunals, commissions of investigation, parliamentary hearings and inquiries.

We are ranked as a Tier 1 Disputes practice in Ireland by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

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Experience

  • Global Healthcare Company

    Commercial Court proceedings challenging a tax assessment and related securities litigation.

  • Volkswagen

    on all aspects of the diesel emissions issue.

  • Bluebird Care

    in a dispute with its master franchise holder in Ireland.

  • Leading Irish retail banks

    on litigation related to investigations by the Central Bank of Ireland on the withdrawal of tracker mortgages.

  • Irish Distillers

    in a dispute with a major international drinks competitor that has been heard in the Supreme Court on a preliminary legal issue.

  • International Transport company

    securing interim injunctions against two franchisee companies that sought to unilaterally terminate at the outset of COVID-19.