Commercial Disputes Expertise
Our commercial litigation team is experienced in handling all manner of contractual disputes, including warranty claims flowing from corporate acquisitions or disposals, shareholders' disputes and distribution and agency matters.
Tortious issues frequently litigated include breach of fiduciary duty, use of confidential information, defamation, fraud, professional negligence and asset tracing. Our team is also highly experienced in dealing with intellectual property disputes.
Our lawyers regularly appear before Ireland’s High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. They routinely appear before Ireland's Commercial Court and are familiar with the streamlined procedures and deadlines imposed by that court. Utilisation of Ireland’s Commercial Court by litigants has proven to be a quick and effective forum for conducting high value commercial litigation. The time from the commencement of the proceedings to delivery of judgment following a trial is often less than six months.
Our commercial litigators have handled major competition law cases, cases before the European Court of Justice and a wide range of banking related litigation. They also have expertise in insolvency related litigation, acting frequently for insolvency office holders, banks or creditors involved in insolvency proceedings.
Our lawyers also have significant experience in using arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution for the benefit of clients.
The team also handles property related litigation, including such matters as disputes over option agreements, a wide range of landlord and tenant issues, specific performance actions and other matters as diverse as trespass and property related fraud.
Our lawyers have wide experience in the operation of the Brussels Recast Regulation and Lugano Convention and have made successful applications for provisional or protective relief and enforcement pursuant to those instruments. The firm frequently acts in multijurisdictional litigation.