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John Whelan

Dublin, Ireland Europe Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Intellectual Property , TMT: Information Technology
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Intellectual Property - Ireland

Band 2

John Whelan advises on IP licensing and patent litigation mandates. "He knows the law back to front and is incredibly creative in his suggestions for how to resolve issues," an interviewee enthuses. "He is very smart across the full range of IT and IP matters, and he is as comfortable in contractual negotiations and non-contentious work as he is in contentious matters," says another source.
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TMT: Information Technology - Ireland

Band 2

John Whelan leads the firm's advice to key clients from the technology, telecoms and manufacturing sectors. He handles a range of IT and data protection matters spanning from regulatory mandates through to commercial litigation.  Clients note his ability to "strategically think through difficult scenarios and work out a solution."
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John Whelan is a partner and head of the Commercial & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody. John advises clients on commercial, regulatory and contentious matters with a focus on technology, privacy, IP, telecoms and commercial contracts. On the IP side he has been involved in most of the significant IP cases that have come before the Irish courts, on the commercial side some of the largest technology projects completed in the Irish market, and regularly advises domestic and multinational corporations on Irish and EU data privacy matters. John also advises tech and pharma companies establishing operations in Ireland.

Before joining A&L Goodbody as a partner in 2003, John worked with a global law firm in London and Hong Kong. He established and headed up A&L Goodbody’s US offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto from 2013 to 2016.

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