Leading law firm William Fry has over 320 legal and tax professionals and over 460 staff. Our client-focused service combines technical excellence with commercial awareness and a practical, constructive approach to business issues. We advise leading domestic and international corporations, financial institutions and government organisations. We regularly act on complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and commercial disputes. Strong client relationships and high quality advice are the hallmarks of our business.
We are ranked by international directories, clients and market commentators alike as being a leader in our main areas of work: Corporate & M&A, Banking & Finance, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Asset Management & Investment Funds, Real Estate, Insurance, Competition & Regulation, Tax, Projects & Construction, Employment & Benefits and Technology.
Our head office is in Dublin and in May 2019 we opened an office in Cork, enabling us to further service our clients in the Cork and wider Munster region. We have offices in London, New York, Silicon Valley and San Francisco and a global law firm network to service our clients at home and abroad. Our capability is enhanced by our alliance with Tughans, Northern Ireland’s largest law firm, through which we provide an all island solution.
The Firm's priorities are focused on the need to achieve results for clients. Continued investment in people, technology and research maintain the Firm's ability to provide practical and prompt solutions, while devoting exacting attention to details.
Leo has 20+ years' experience in advising domestic and multinational companies on technology, data protection, intellectual property, and commercial contract law matters.
Operating at the convergence point of technology, data and IP, Leo advises domestic and multi-national companies on digital transformation, software and technology licensing and development, Internet of Things, apps and smart technology, e-commerce, cloud computing and systems integration.
His extensive experience on data protection includes advising "big data" and other companies on privacy and data protection compliance, DPIA's, GDPR compliance programmes, marketing and international transfers.
Leo manages large IP portfolios for leading global and Irish enterprises and provides strategic advice and assistance on IP protection, exploitation strategies, licensing and brand management.
Leo is a member of iTechLaw, the International Association of Privacy Professionals ("IAPP") and of the International Trade Mark Association ("INTA"). He is also a registered Irish and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney.
Leo is noted as a leading lawyer in Ireland in IP, Technology and Data Protection in leading legal directories such as Chambers Europe and Legal 500.