Chambers Europe, 2020
Anne is a recognised Irish expert in intellectual property law, technology law, data protection and privacy and in the area of life sciences (pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices). Anne specialises in privacy law and is CIPP/E certified (Certified Privacy Information Professional) (GDPR included). She does both contentious and non-contentious work, including regulatory and advisory work, in these areas.
Ranked by Managing IP an ‘IP Star for Ireland’ 2020/21.
Anne is also an expert in public and administrative law, with a particular emphasis on regulatory matters, fair procedures, internal appeal mechanisms of public bodies, formal statutory appeals and judicial review. In particular, she is a specialist in large-scale regulatory litigation, having acted for a number of private businesses and public bodies in judicial review, statutory appeals, competition and regulatory proceedings both in the High Court and Supreme Court.
Anne also assists clients on submissions to Government Departments, consultations on legislation, appearances before Oireachtas Committees and in relation to clients’ regulatory dealings. She also frequently advises clients on freedom of information and data retention issues.
Anne has acted for and advised a large number of international businesses whose key assets are intellectual property and technology, as well as for a large number of multinational pharmaceutical companies.
Anne joined the firm in 2008, having worked for over seven years for A&L Goodbody Solicitors and, prior to this, for two years for FR Kelly, the leading Irish firm of patent and trade mark attorneys.
Anne regularly provides training to clients on data protection, data retention and freedom of information, and runs the Data Protection Certificate course offered by Public Affairs Ireland.
“An expert in IP law and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law and procedure. She is 100% dedicated and is always at the end of a phone, day or night.” Chambers Europe, 2019
“Excellent for contentious patent matters.” Legal 500, 2018
Ranked in Best Lawyers in Ireland 2017 in the practice areas of Intellectual Property Law and Litigation.
Member of the Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Member of the International Trade Mark Association