Dermot is a Partner in our Commercial team. His practice focuses on advising on technology contracts and related technology regulatory matters, privacy matters, e-commerce compliance, consumer law and commercial contracts. His expertise combined with business acumen means that he is an invaluable resource to clients looking for clear and pragmatic advice.
He has particular expertise managing large scale technology outsourcing contracts and a range of related matters, such as privacy and sector specific regulatory issues. Dermot regularly acts as trusted counsel on strategically important and novel technology projects.
His commercial contract experience is extensive and market leading, covering operational / supply chain agreements, route to market agreements, preparing and implementing template agreements and associated playbooks and providing an overflow service to in-house teams. He has also spent time on secondment and provided several commercial contract retainer services. This experience means that Dermot understands the challenges in-house lawyers face and is able to offer commercial advice which is tailored to risk profile.
Dermot has practised in both Ireland and the UK. He is best known for his work in the Financial Services and Life Sciences sectors. He has a deep understanding of the sensitivities in these sectors and the need to balance strategy and commercial intent with sector specific regulatory requirements.