Defamation & Corporate Reputation

A&L Goodbody has market leading expertise and experience in managing corporate reputation and taking/defending defamation cases. We are regularly engaged to manage the reputational aspects of business-critical crises for Ireland's leading companies. In addition, we actively manage our client's media exposure both pre and post-publication. This can involve injunctive proceedings to prevent publication, liaising with the media outlet to manage content, or seeking redress post publication. We have specialist expertise in internet defamation and have acted in some of the most high profile internet defamation cases in recent years.


  • ABP Food Group

    Europe's largest meat processor, in its defence of High Court defamation proceedings issued by a meat trader in respect of a press release published during the horsemeat crisis.

  • Shell E&P Ireland Ltd

    in its defence of defamation proceedings by a former contractor to the Corrib gas project.

  • A multinational company

    in its defence of Ireland's first corporate defamation proceedings by a former distributor.

  • One of the largest multinational technology companies

    in defamation proceedings taken by an Irish student, Eoin McKeogh, regarding a video posted online.

  • Irish Aviation Authority

    in its defence of four High Court defamation cases taken by current or former staff relating.

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