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McCann FitzGerald LLP

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What the team is known for

Esteemed TMT department offering a high level of specialisation in media cases and strong IT expertise. Frequently instructed by leading broadcasters and publishing companies, with proven experience in defamation cases. IT practice advises on data protection mandates and complex outsourcing projects. Also advises key clients on telecoms regulatory issues arising from their participation in infrastructure projects or the launch of new products.

Strengths

Market commentators note the firm's work on behalf of key public bodies.

Notable practitioners

Karyn Harty routinely handles defamation cases, online advertising and data protection investigations on behalf of prominent media sector companies. "She heads up the contentious matters and is regarded as one of the best media lawyers in the jurisdiction," state interviewees.

Paul Lavery is recognised among interviewees as a leading figure in Irish IT sector mandates. Market commentators praise his pragmatic approach, while clients identify him as a go-to lawyer for complex data protection queries. Lavery advises leading multinational companies on data protection and the drafting of outsourcing or other IT contracts.

Rosaleen Byrne has a broad litigation practice that includes work on behalf of Ireland's telecoms regulator. Market commentators describe her as "a brilliant litigator and regulatory lawyer."

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Overview

Information technology
McCann FitzGerald has long provided cutting edge advice to innovators in technology and those who wish to purchase and avail of such technology. From the range of our clients – we understand what both sides of any technology-related transaction need from their lawyers. We are equally comfortable advising customers as well as suppliers, as the client base of the firm has always been expansive and progressive.

Media
Our clients include some of the largest operators in publishing, broadcasting, TV and film production, internet, betting and gaming and digital enterprises in Ireland and internationally. With a number of media lawyers from other firms moving into in-house roles in recent years we are now the only large Irish firm with a depth of experience in media defence. Our contentious media defence practice complements our team’s broader expertise in complex commercial disputes.

Telecommunications
We have been active in the telecoms sector since the liberalisation of telecoms markets in Ireland over two decades ago. Our team has extensive experience in the telecoms industry and combines in-depth industry expertise with first-class legal knowledge to assist telecoms clients in achieving their commercial and regulatory objectives. We have extensive commercial and regulatory experience advising clients in the telecommunications sector, including fixed line operators, mobile phone operators and MVNOs.

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McCann FitzGerald LLP

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Location

Riverside One

Sir John Rogerson's Quay

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

D02 X576

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Ireland

TMT: Information Technology


Paul Lavery
Band 1

TMT: Media


Karyn Harty
Band 1

TMT: Telecommunications


Rosaleen Byrne
Band 2