Title: Corporate / Business Litigation


Joe N Kelly



Joe Kelly

Firm: A&L Goodbody
Address:International Financial Services Centre
North Wall Quay
Dublin 1
Phone:353 1 649 2429
Fax:353 1 649 2649
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Local Time:Sat. 02:53


Joe Kelly is a Partner in the Firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. From a background in commercial litigation, Joe advises clients on all methods of dispute resolution including arbitration, expert determination, mediation, and pursuing a case in the Commercial Court, where appropriate. He also has wide experience representing clients in Tribunals of Inquiry and in relation to white collar crime/corporate offences. Joe also heads up the Firm's Leisure and Licensing Unit.

He is currently representing one of the key witnesses in the Tribunal of Inquiry into Certain Planning Matters and Payments. Joe is advising a number of clients on regulatory issues which could trigger criminal sanctions and is also advising the Irish Nightclub Industry Association on proposed changes to the licensing laws. He is also advising clients involved in having their disputes resolved by mediation and by expert determination, as well as acting as an Arbitrator himself.

Joe has been nominated as a recommended lawyer/individual both by Global Counsel 3000 and by PLC Which Lawyer.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Irish Branch, and is a practising Arbitrator. He is a founder member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association and is currently a Council Member of that organisation.


Languages: English
Joined the Law Firm in: 1992


Areas of Practice


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Litigation
  • White Collar Crime


Professional Career


Professional Associations

  • International Trademark Association

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Accredited mediator for the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

Council member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association


Joe has written several articles for the Gazette of the Law Society of Ireland


Joe has led and attended seminars in the following areas: leisure and licensing, corporate offences, criminal law, and mediation

Bar Admission

Law Society of Ireland
Dublin Solicitors Bar Association



B.A. and L.L.B. from University College Galway (UCG)
Diploma of European Law from University College Dublin (UCD)
L.L.M. from University College Dublin (UCD)