Sean McElligott

Partner

Sean McElligott

Partner

Memberships
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • International Technology Law Association.
  • ICT Committee of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce
Education
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2008
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE), University College Dublin, 1992

Sean is head of the firm’s technology group, dedicated to advising on complex and large scale technology transactions, data protection and intellectual property.

Sean holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from UCD and before qualifying as a solicitor, he worked for 13 years directly in IT for, amongst others, Bank of Ireland Global Markets and Motorola. Sean’s background in IT means that his practice is naturally focused on technology and the interplay between technology and the law.

He advises on the procurement and implementation of new IT systems (particularly large scale ERP systems), the licensing of software and the ownership and licensing of intellectual property rights. Sean’s practice also involves advising on privacy, data protection and cyber-security issues.

Sean also has significant experience of public procurement specialising in ICT projects and acts for both public sector contracting authorities and private sector bidders.

Recent Work

      • Advising the HSE on the procurement and implementation of several complex high value enterprise ICT projects.
      • Advising Sky UK Limited on the use by third parties of counterfeit devices.
      • Advising a number of public bodies in dealing with data breaches and cyber incidents, including the interactions with technical experts and regulators.
      • Advised the NTMA on the implementation of a number of ICT projects
      • Advising CDETB on the implementation of a new Grants Processing System.
      • Advised the National Screening Service on the procurement and implementation of a new enterprise client and radiology system
      • Advising VitHit in respect of various breaches of its intellectual property.
      • Advising a number of public bodies on challenges to tender processes for the provision of ICT services.

Sean is head of the firm’s technology group, dedicated to advising on complex and large scale technology transactions, data protection and intellectual property.

Sean holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from UCD and before qualifying as a solicitor, he worked for 13 years directly in IT for, amongst others, Bank of Ireland Global Markets and Motorola. Sean’s background in IT means that his practice is naturally focused on technology and the interplay between technology and the law.

He advises on the procurement and implementation of new IT systems (particularly large scale ERP systems), the licensing of software and the ownership and licensing of intellectual property rights. Sean’s practice also involves advising on privacy, data protection and cyber-security issues.

Sean also has significant experience of public procurement specialising in ICT projects and acts for both public sector contracting authorities and private sector bidders.

Recent Work

      • Advising the HSE on the procurement and implementation of several complex high value enterprise ICT projects.
      • Advising Sky UK Limited on the use by third parties of counterfeit devices.
      • Advising a number of public bodies in dealing with data breaches and cyber incidents, including the interactions with technical experts and regulators.
      • Advised the NTMA on the implementation of a number of ICT projects
      • Advising CDETB on the implementation of a new Grants Processing System.
      • Advised the National Screening Service on the procurement and implementation of a new enterprise client and radiology system
      • Advising VitHit in respect of various breaches of its intellectual property.
      • Advising a number of public bodies on challenges to tender processes for the provision of ICT services.
Memberships
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • International Technology Law Association.
  • ICT Committee of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce
Education
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2008
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE), University College Dublin, 1992

Practice head Sean McElligott has vast experience in advising on the implementation of the IT systems.

Legal 500, 2023

Sean McElligott has “long-standing expertise” in the technology space.

Legal 500, 2022

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