Mark Adair


Mark is a Partner on our Commercial team and advises both Irish and international clients on a range of complex technology matters. He has a particular focus on the areas of software, cloud computing, fintech and data protection. 

Mark has developed deep subject matter knowledge and expertise in these areas and often works at the cutting-edge of law and technology when assisting clients in establishing innovative digital products and services. Mark is also an experienced contracts negotiator on behalf of users and suppliers entering into technology projects and outsourcing arrangements. 

Mark is recognised as a thought leader in the Irish technology law sector. He has recently authored a number of articles for leading technology publications and presented at international industry conferences. He also regularly coaches organisations on how to negotiate and win better positions in their IT and software contracts. 

As one of the key members of the firm’s foreign direct investment (FDI) practice, Mark specialises in helping fast growing international companies establish operations in Ireland and provides ongoing legal advice as their business develops. 


  • IT and telecommunications managed services
  • Cloud computing, including SaaS, IaaS and SLAs
  • FinTech and e-commerce
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Software development, licensing and reselling, including APIs

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • ‘GDPR for Hotels and Guesthouses’, Irish Hotels Federation Summit, Dublin. September 2017. 
  • ‘The Rights of the Individual in relation to GDPR’ DataSec Conference, RDS Dublin, Ireland. May 2017. 


Author of ‘Impact of Brexit on data transfers by UK and European businesses’, published in Financier Worldwide magazine, November 2017

Author of ‘The Blockchain legal landscape’, published in BusinessPlus magazine, August 2017

Author of ‘Blockchain Technology: Emerging from the Shadows’, published in PLC Magazine, November 2016

Author of ‘Six “Golden Rules” When Reviewing Cloud Contracts’: The Licensing Journal, published in Wolters Kluwer, September 2016

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Areas of Expertise

Technology Law Media & Telecoms Commercial Contracts & Sourcing Fintech Privacy & Data Security General Data Protection Regulation

Professional Memberships

Society for Computers and Law

International Technology Law Association

Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI)

International Bar Association

IAB Ireland


University of Cambridge, MA Law

Bristol Law School, Legal professional training