Jeanne Kelly


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Jeanne is a partner in our Commercial team and is a member of the firm’s Technology, Media and Communications team. She advises both public and private clients in relation to technology law (data protection), intellectual property and general commercial contract law. Jeanne speaks and writes regulatory on IP/IT law issues including on the forthcoming GDPR. 

Jeanne has long experience in FDI and acts for a number of international corporates who operate in Ireland. She is an expert on legal issues in computer gaming. She has extensive experience in the Universities sector and advises clients on technology transfer issues. Jeanne also acts for a number of innovative Irish technology companies on their expansions abroad and is active in Dublin’s start-up community.

Jeanne studied law at University College Dublin and at the Université de Haute Normandie, Rouen, France.


  • Technology Law
  • Data Protection/ GDPR
  • Intellectual Property law
  • Consumer law
  • Inward Investment
  • Franchising

Representative Matters

  • Advised Anonymous Content, a Los-Angeles film, television and talent management company on Irish law aspects of the production and distribution of films “Spotlight” and “The Revenant”.
  • Advised Facebook on the establishment of its European operations in Dublin.
  • Advises Pramerica on its Irish operations.


Chambers Europe, 2016

"extremely knowledgeable" 

Chambers Europe, 2015

draws the respect of market commentators for her expertise in the technology field.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Teaches at UCD Smurfit Business School, MBA Course on IP and IT law issues.
  • Member of UCD Smurfit Business School Advisory Board on Innovation.


Co-author, second edition of Business Law, published by Oxford University Press.

Co-author of a book on Irish Information Technology law by Cavendish

Author Irish chapter of Le traite des dessins et des modeles (Greffe, Litec, 2008, France).

Data Protection Law in Ireland published by Thompson Round Hall in (2013 edition)

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Areas of Expertise

Commercial Contracts & Sourcing General Data Protection Regulation Intellectual Property Law Media & Telecoms

Professional Memberships

Former Chair for the LES Britain and Ireland's Irish branch

American Chamber of Commerce

Society for Computers and Law 

International Trade Mark Assocation (INTA)

American Bar Association


University College Dublin and Universite de Haute Normandie, Rouen, France
(BCL European Legal Studies)

University College Dublin (Postgraduate Diploma, EU Law)