John Farrell


John is a Partner on our Commercial team and practices as part of the Technology, Media & Telecoms and Privacy & Data Security teams.

John works closely with some of the world’s largest companies solving complex technology law issues and providing commercially focused solutions. He specialises in advising on large scale commercial arrangements, including multi-party structures involving various contractual agreements.

John also provides strategic and contractual guidance on privacy issues, including international data flows, vendor management and internal compliance programmes. His strong reputation for taking a practical and commercially led approach to intricate technology law matters has placed him as one of the go-to lawyers in this area. 


  • Commercial Contracts
  • Technology Law
  • E-commerce Law
  • Data Protection and Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Emerging Technologies including: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, IoT, Fintech, AI, eSports, Virtual Goods, 3D Printing, Driverless Cars and Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Start-Up Law

Representative Matters

  • Working with some of the leading global technology companies such as Facebook, Qualtrics, Pinterest, Airbnb and Slack on a variety of privacy, commercial and e-commerce matters, including on the implementation and effect of GDPR and the overall EU Digital Single Market reforms.
  • Working with Riot Games on the contractual arrangements relating to the establishment and operation of the League of Legends European Championship, one of the leading professional eSports competitions in the world.
  • Advising a large financial services institution on a material outsourcing arrangement.


Legal 500, 2021

John is a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in the area of Data Privacy. He lauded as “excellent”, “second to none” and considered a “trusted legal advisor” by clients.

Legal 500, 2020:

John is recognised as a 'Next Generation Partner'

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Lecturer, tutor and examiner for the Law Society of Irelands’ professional practice and diploma courses in the area of technology, intellectual property, privacy and commercial contracts.

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Areas of Expertise

Commercial Contracts & Sourcing Technology Law Privacy & Data Security Intellectual Property Law Media & Telecoms Fintech Start-Up Law

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Irish Trade Mark and Design Agent

EU Trade Mark and Design Agent


Trinity College Dublin, LLB