Robert is a partner in our Commercial Team and a core part of our Tier 1 ranked TMC and Privacy and Security team. He is recommended by independent journals like Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Who's Who.
Robert works closely with leading companies in devising their data protection strategies and compliance programmes and dealing with security incidents. His clients include financial institutions, insurance companies, broadcasters, utilities and leading Internet companies.
He also helps clients navigate and complete complex technology and outsourcing deals. He has developed a focused expertise in public procurement as a result of the significant public sector projects he has worked on such as the National Postcode project and the Grangegorman campus project. He is currently working on the implementation of the National Broadband Plan and Emergency Call Answering Services.
"impressive in his way of working"
"quick, responsive and at the top of his game."
‘gets to the point quickly’
Robert is one of only two Irish lawyers singled out in the round up of international public procurement lawyers who “stand out worldwide” in the ‘International Who’s Who of International Procurement'. “McDonagh, of Mason Hayes & Curran, is a ‘true star’ of the field…”
Co-author Law Society of Ireland Technology Manual
Co-author 'B2B e-marketplaces: A legal analysis of unfair trade practices within the European Union' published by the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.
Co-author National Registration for Producers of Electronic Waste published by Springer.
Data Protection Committee, Society for Computers and Law
IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals)
Procurement Law Forum (founding committee member)
Irish Society for European Law
University College Dublin, Ireland, (BBLS)