Title: Distributorship


Liam A Kennedy



Liam Kennedy

Firm: A&L Goodbody
Address:International Financial Services Centre
North Wall Quay
Dublin 1
Phone:353 1 649 2501
Fax:353 1 649 1649
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Tue. 16:11


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.


Languages: English
Joined the Law Firm in: 1992


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


Professional Career


Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association


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.


Liam 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 Experience

Kensington Swan (Wellington)
Herbert Smith (London)

Bar Admission

Qualified as a Solicitor in New Zealand 1985
Qualified as a Solicitor in England, 1990
Law Society of Ireland, 1993

Liam is a member of the international Bar Association
Active participant in its International Litigation Committee.



LLB (Hons) First Class, University of Otego, New Zealand