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William Fry

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

William Fry offers expertise across a wide range of commercial and administrative law disputes. The practice handles a strong caseload of cross-border banking or shareholder disputes that often entail the coordination of civil or criminal actions with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions. Lawyers in the team frequently act for regulators and for regulated entities on Irish public law litigation, including challenges to procurement processes or appeals against decisions taken by the competition or telecoms regulators. The team is well equipped to advise on arbitration and mediation proceedings. The law firm's client list includes high net worth individuals who are the subject of regulatory investigations. The firm additionally offers a respected healthcare team that handles medical negligence or product liability claims.

Work highlights

Assisted King Street Capital with proceedings against Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in relation to the legal interpretation of the planning scheme approved for a strategic development zone.

Notable practitioners

Fiona Barry is best known for her work defending healthcare professionals in medical negligence claims. She also counts clinical laboratories among key clients.

Garrett Breen has diverse public and civil litigation experience that ranges from the defence of government departments in regulatory investigations through to the handling of cross-border claims that relate to alleged corporate raiding of international target companies.

Lisa Carty has experience in high-value litigation flowing from post-M&A disputes or allegations of professional negligence. She has particular experience representing banking and finance clients.

Margaret Muldowney is an important part of the firm's healthcare disputes offering. She offers valuable experience in multiparty litigation of medical devices.

Managing partner Owen O'Sullivan stands out for his advice to high net worth individuals on regulatory investigations and investment disputes. Sources note his"great strategic vision for clients' business objectives."

Paul Convery attracts attention from market commentators for his successful financial services litigation practice. He can additionally be seen advising on commercial disputes including contractual breaches.

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Overview

Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department has a reputation as a market leader focused on delivering results for clients. We represent our clients at all levels of the Courts and dispute resolution whether by way of conciliation, mediation or arbitration, is a particular strength of the Department. In particular we are known for our expertise in domestic and international commercial disputes.

Our key practice areas are:

  • Administrative & Public Law​Corporate Disputes
  • Defamation & Privacy
  • Financial Services
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insolvency & Corporate Recovery
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Property
  • Projects & Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Product Regulation & Liability

As a full-service law firm we are able to draw on the expertise of our colleagues in Tax, Corporate, and Competition & Regulation as well as industry sector specialists to create multi-disciplinary teams to support you to achieve the best outcome. We pride ourselves on delivering innovative solutions for clients.

Members

Breen, Garrett (Head of Department)

Barry, Fiona

Brady, Colette

Breen, Richard

Hegarty, Derek

Muldowney, Margaret

Murdock, Laura

O'Keeffe, Charleen

O'Sullivan, Owen

Scott, Laura

Clients

Allied Irish Banks plc (AIB)

Boehringer Ingelheim

Commission for Communication Regulation (ComReg)

Danbywiske (Monaghan Mushrooms)

Davy

GlaxoSmithKline

Medical Protection Society

Merck Sharpe Dohme (MSD)

NAMA

Tesco

Industries

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Healthcare

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Telecommunications

Transportation

Dispute Resolution

William Fry

firm
Location

2 Grand Canal Square

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

2

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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

Dispute Resolution


Garrett Breen
Band 2
Owen O'Sullivan
Eminent Practitioners
Paul Convery
Band 4

Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation


Fiona Barry
Band 3
Margaret Muldowney
Band 3