Wendy Hederman


Wendy is a partner in our Commercial team. Wendy works closely with clients on outsourcing contracts, technology agreements, privacy and data security, distribution and sales solutions and on all contracts for establishing and growing a business. Wendy’s practice also includes EU law, sponsorship and advertising, consumer law, logistics and procurement contracts, and an expertise in the food and beverage sector.

Wendy’s commercial nous was sharpened by a decade of in-house legal roles. Several years as Group Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer for an international telecommunications company was followed by acting as retained counsel for commercial enterprises, and an extended consultancy position with the legal department of Diageo Ireland. The insights gained from working in industry ensure that clients achieve effective, practical and legally robust outcomes.

Wendy was elected to Dublin City Council in 2004, and served as a Councillor for several years.  


  • Commercial Contracts and Outsourcing
  • Consumer law and e-commerce
  • Privacy and data security
  • Food & Beverage
  • Technology Media and Communications
  • EU Law

Representative Matters

  • Represented an Irish bank in the outsourcing of a financial services function, involving parallel supplier negotiations and security, privacy, employee and other regulatory issues including EBA outsourcing guidelines.
  • Represented an Irish insurance sector business in purchasing a core IT platform, including strategic input on the project, negotiations with supplier, drafting and regulatory advices.
  • Advising a global provider of digital services on its contracts with suppliers, developers, wholesalers and payment processors (B2B), terms of sale and supply with its consumers, and related compliance and regulatory advices for the supply of digital services.


Legal 500, 2020:

Wendy is a “Recommended Lawyer”.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Speaker on Cyber-risk and Data Protection at the Irish Centre for cloud computing & Commerce (IC4), December 2015


Co-author of Product Liability and Safety in Ireland, published by Thomson Reuters.

Co-author of the Irish Chapter of Sourcing World, Second edition published 2015 by European Lawyer Reference.

Author of the Irish Chapter of Sourcing World, First edition published 2012 by European Lawyer Reference.

Co-author of Telecommunications Law in Ireland

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Areas of Expertise

Commercial Contracts & Sourcing Brexit Food, Agriculture & Beverage General Data Protection Regulation Media & Telecoms Privacy & Data Security Product Regulation & Consumer Law Technology Law

Professional Memberships

President, Trinity Business Alumni

Law Society of Ireland

Irish Centre for European Law


Trinity College Dublin (LLB)

Université Libre de Bruxelles (M. European Law)