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We are pleased to announce that Brian McElligott has re-joined Mason Hayes & Curran as partner and will take up the role of Head of Artificial Intelligence in the Technology legal team. Brian will lead on this emerging area of law, which will have significant impact on Irish and international business in the coming years. Brian brings 15 years’ of experience in both private practice and in-house roles to the team. He previously worked as a partner in the firm’s award-winning Intellectual Property team.

Commenting on the appointment, Oisín Tobin said: “We are delighted that Brian has re-joined and will bolster our offering to clients by providing bespoke advice in the area of AI, which is a natural evolution of our work at the cutting-edge of legal and technological developments.

Brian McElligott added “I am excited to bring my practical experience in the AI sector to Mason Hayes & Curran and look forward to ensuring that we can provide the optimal service to clients specialising in this emerging area of law.”

Brian is a member of the EU AI Alliance Programme, ForHumanity and was also a member of the legal working working group on AI for the National Standards Authority of Ireland. He is a registered Irish and EU trade mark and design agent and former chair of the Licensing Executives Society of Ireland and the Irish branch of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group.

He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

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