Commercial Disputes

Our Commercial Disputes team is market-leading and is recognised for delivering successful outcomes for clients on complex and strategically significant disputes in every business sector. The Commercial Disputes team combines the technical excellence of its lawyers and litigation support professionals with the firm's unrivalled depth and breadth of experience to ensure that clients' reputational interests are always protected and commercial objectives are achieved.

Notably, we have significant experience of acting on shareholder disputes and securities claims, derivative actions and M&A related claims.

In each of the past three years, our Commercial Disputes team has acted on more Commercial Court cases than any other firm and has worked with leading firms globally to advise clients on multijurisdictional disputes.

Our team also includes market leading mediators and specialists in arbitration and expert determination.

Our team has been recognised for its innovative approach to the resolution of disputes. Our Data Projects Group help to deliver bespoke technology solutions specific to the management of each dispute.


  • Bluebird Care

    in a dispute with its master franchise holder in Ireland.

  • International Transport Company

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

  • Irish Distillers

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

  • Castletown Foundation Limited

    in a multi-jurisdictional dispute between a corporate trustee and the settlor involving one of Ireland's finest palladium homes.

  • Parma Investments Limited

    in disputes with other shareholders of the Galway Clinic, including a successful application for a Mareva injunction.

  • UDG Healthcare plc, Intel, DWS and Hibernia REIT

    in recent, high profile corporate transactions, subject to Court approval.