Liam Kennedy specialises in domestic and international commercial disputes ranging from M&A, product liability, securities/auditors' litigation (including SEC investigations and US class actions), IT/IP claims, regulatory litigation, EU & competition law and constitutional litigation.
Recent cases include challenging Irish legislation banning tobacco advertising and display, and the successful defence of Irish tobacco product liability litigation. Hundreds of claims have failed, none have succeeded. The few remaining claims are being vigorously contested.
Liam acted in one of the first Unregistered Design Rights claims in Europe using the new Irish Commercial Court to issue proceedings, exchange pleadings and discovery, and secure a trial and a favourable outcome all within four months.
Liam is an accredited mediator and a member of Dublin Advisory Council of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution - the European arm of the American Arbitration Association. Liam is an active member of the International Bar Association and a member of the Digital Policy Council of the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland. Described as “highly recommended" by PLC Which Lawyer 2005, “a leading individual" in Chambers Global 2005, he has frequently contributed to Irish worldwide publications and spoken at conferences on legal and technology issues.
EducationLLB (Hons) First Class, University of Otego, New Zealand
Areas of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution | Arbitration / Mediation | Commercial Law | Commercial Litigation | Corporate Litigation | E-Commerce | Financial Litigation | Intellectual Property | International Law | Litigation | Media | Mergers & Acquisitions | Product Liability | Technology | Telecommunications | Transportation
Liam has regularly contributed articles to Irish and International legal and non-legal publications dealing with litigation in Ireland, computer law, technology in litigation, data protection and other issues. Liam is one of the co-authors of the Irish section of an international encyclopaedia of commercial litigation and an editor of a forthcoming book on data protection.
SeminarsLiam is a regular speaker at Irish and International seminars on issues such as International Litigation, Computer Law, Technology and the Law and Data Protection
Professional Activities and ExperienceKensington Swan (Wellington)
Herbert Smith (London)
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