Team

Fred LogueNiall RooneyTJ McIntyreSandra Conway

Fred is a partner in the firm, specialising in technology, intellectual property, information law and commercial law. Unusually for an Irish lawyer Fred has a science background and worked as an engineer before becoming a solicitor. Fred has extensive experience and expertise in licensing and exploitation of software and technology. He specialises in advising clients on strategy, contracts, transactions and disputes in business sectors where technology plays a key role, as well as online and digital markets. His clients include software companies, third level institutions, media organisations, NGOs and public authorities. Fred is also a leading information lawyer, advising on FOI, access to environmental information, data protection and privacy. Fred has acted in major information law cases before public authorities, administrative decision makers, Irish Courts, European institutions, and the United Nations.

Qualifications

  • BSc, University College Dublin
  • PhD, Trinity College Dublin
  • Chartered Physicist
  • Diploma in Arbitration Law, University College Dublin
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
Memberships

  • iTechLaw
  • Institute of Physics
  • Policy Advisory Committee, IE Domain Registry

Niall is a partner in the firm, specialising in intellectual property, brand law, data protection and commercial law. He has worked with a wide range of clients from startups and SMEs to well-known Irish and international brands, with a focus on technology, media, retail, food and drink sectors. Niall qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and is also an Irish and European Trade Mark Attorney. He has specialist expertise in legal and regulatory issues relating to branding, including trademarks, copyright, labelling, advertising and marketing. Niall also heads up the firm’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) services advising businesses and organisations on GDPR compliance, privacy notices and policies, marketing compliance, security issues, subject access requests, and processor contracts.

Qualifications

  • LLB, Trinity College Dublin
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
  • Registered Trade Mark Agent, Ireland
  • Professional Representative, EUIPO

Memberships

  • IP & Data Protection Committee, Law Society of Ireland
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

TJ is a consultant in the firm specialising in privacy, technology and digital law. TJ is a highly-regarded lawyer who brings considerable knowledge and experience to our practice. He has particular expertise in legal and regulatory issues relating to e-commerce, data protection, data security, surveillance and monitoring, cybercrime, online defamation and cyberbullying.

TJ has advised a broad range of public and private sector organisations, and is the current Chairman of Digital Rights Ireland, an advocacy group best known for its landmark victory before the European Court of Justice which found the Data Retention Directive to be invalid.

TJ is a lecturer in the UCD Sutherland School of Law, where he introduced the first Irish course on digital forensics and the law and also teaches modules on data protection and online regulation.

Qualifications

  • BCL, University College Dublin
  • LLM, University of London
  • PhD, University of Edinburgh
  • BL, Honorable Society of King’s Inns
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland

Memberships

  • Member of the New York Bar

Sandra is a research consultant in the firm with expertise in public, administrative, regulatory and information law matters. Her work in the firm includes legal research, monitoring and drafting briefings on key topics, and supporting the firm and clients on special projects. Sandra is a qualified barrister (non-practising) and has worked primarily in research and advocacy roles in public and non-profit organisations in Ireland and overseas. She also has direct experience of the Irish startup community, having founded an e-commerce platform in the consumer sector.

Qualifications

  • BA, University College Dublin
  • E.MA, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation
  • Barrister-at-law, Honorable Society of Kings Inns
  • Adv Diploma in Corporate, White Collar and Regulatory Crime, Honorable Society of Kings Inns

Memberships

  • Irish Centre of European Law