Published 06 December 2019

Ireland's data bar

One year on from the implementation of the GDPR, Ireland’s data protection community is thriving. The country hosts the headquarters of the biggest tech companies in the world, so data privacy firms based in Ireland have plenty to do.

Ireland’s data bar, which operates from Dublin, is mainly made up of firms with a strong domestic presence and a limited number of offices established abroad. William Fry, Arthur Cox and A&L Goodbody are the largest, with bases in California, London and Ireland. All the firms on this list have a vast international reach in relation to data privacy compliance.

A&L Goodbody

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 John Whelan is the head of A&L Goodbody’s commercial and technology group.

Arthur Cox

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Rob Corbet heads Arthur Cox’s technology and innovation practice.

Mason Hayes & Curran

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Philip Nolan leads Mason Hayes & Curran’s five-partner privacy and data security team.

McCann Fitzgerald

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Paul Lavery leads the data protection and privacy practice at McCann Fitzgerald, which this year separated itself from the firm’s broader technology and innovation team.

Philip Lee

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Sean McElligott heads the data privacy and technology group at Philip Lee in Dublin.

William Fry

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David Cullen leads William Fry’s technology practice, which includes the firm’s smaller data protection team.

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