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Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Awarded Litigation Law Firm of the Year title at the Irish Law Awards 2018

quotes The practice is very clear regarding the steps in dispute resolution and when it should commence in a specific case. They consider each case on its own merits and take a tailored approach to dispute resolution as opposed to providing a “one size fits all” response. Legal 500, 2021

Philip Lee has one of Ireland’s leading litigation and dispute resolution practices.  It has acted in many of the leading cases to come before the Irish Courts in recent years.  It is one of the few medium sized law firms in Dublin to have the experience, personnel and technological expertise to undertake large scale litigation.  The firm has particular expertise in managing large scale discovery which is so often a key component of complex litigation.

It is a Partner led practice and has built a reputation for handling litigation matters in a responsive, efficient and cost effective manner.  The team is also skilled at diffusing disputes before proceedings are issued in a discreet and comprehensive manner.  In response they have built a diverse and enviable client list comprised of publicly quoted companies, large Irish and international companies, high net worth individuals, sectoral regulators and public bodies. The clients are from the range of sectors which are representative of Ireland’s Smart Economy being pharmaceutical, electronic communications, aviation, energy, food, construction and technology. The practice represents clients, in all types of judicial fora (from District Court through to Supreme Court, Court of Justice of the EU, regulatory appeals, tribunals, mediations, conciliations and arbitrations).

“They provide us with a timeline for when we can expect their advice, and if we have any issues around that, it is easy to get someone on the phone.”  Chambers Europe, 2021

Areas of expertise include:

  • Corporate and commercial disputes
  • Data and privacy disputes
  • Intellectual property and technology disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Property disputes
  • Public and administrative law matters
  • State aid and competition disputes
  • Defamation and employment disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Procurement disputes


  • Acting for the Irish Takeover Panel in the €6.8 Billion attempted hostile takeover of Elan by Royalty Pharma;
  • Acting for Data Protection Commissioner in relation to ongoing High Court proceedings (and an associated Reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union) arising out of the US PRISM/NSA/Snowden scandal;
  • Acting for Ryanair in multi-million Euro challenge to the Irish Air Travel Tax plus defence of proceeding by the Irish Government to recover part of the Air Travel Tax from Ryanair as a State Aid;


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