Ciarán specialises in Commercial Litigation and ADR with particular expertise in contentious Technology & IP, Contract, Insurance and Shareholder disputes.

Ciarán acts for a diverse range of clients including multi-nationals, financial institutions, government organisations, insurers and re-insurers.

Ciarán has acted in a number of complex high value disputes before the Commercial Court and in several mediations and arbitrations.

Ciarán is a member of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland and the Irish Commercial Mediation Association and he regularly contributes to in-house and external publications: Byrne, Markey, ‘ISPs Face Cost of Implementing System to Deal With Copyright Infringers’, Bloomberg BNA World Communications Regulation Report, Vol. 10, No. 8, August 2015, 35-36.

Experience

  • Acting in trade mark, patent and copyright litigation for various Irish and leading multi-national companies
  • Acting in competition litigation for a world leading provider of transport solutions
  • Acting for a leading luxury brand owner in litigation against Facebook
  • Acted for Motorola in defence of a €460 million claim in the Commercial Court in relation to the provision of wireless broadband networks
  • Acting for Chevron (Ireland) Atlantic Limited, Chevron Products UK Limited and other large international oil companies in litigation matters before the Irish Courts
  • Advising several leading insurers in contentious matters and cover disputes
  • Advising a leading international technology company in risk management strategies relating to technology systems operating in Ireland

Contact Ciarán

+ 353 1 637 1540
cmarkey@lkshields.ie

More about Ciarán Markey

Awards &
Recommendations

Clients note his strategic approach to disputes, with one source describing him as "tactically very good" and praising his ability "to see the overall picture".

Chambers Europe 2017
Awards &
Recommendations

Clients praise Ciarán Markey for the outcomes he is able to achieve on professional indemnity insurance claims.

Chambers Europe 2016
Awards &
Recommendations

"He is an excellent litigator - and I am impressed with the way he deals with complex cases."

Chambers Europe 2015
Awards &
Recommendations

Ciarán Markey is appreciated for his detailed, proactive and prompt approach. He has a tremendous work ethic and always seeks the most commercial solution.

Chambers Europe 2014
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  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    2008
  • LL.M.
    Trinity College Dublin
    2004
  • BCL
    (Law with French Law) University College Dublin
    2002
  • DEJF
    Universite Paris X, Nanterre, Paris
    2001