Ciaran Markey is a Partner in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution department. Ciarán specialises in complex disputes focusing on TMT (IP, Technology, Media and Data Privacy) and Regulatory (FS, Advertising, Competition/Antitrust).

Ciarán advises leading multi-nationals, financial institutions and other regulated entities in litigation, alternative dispute resolution and in investigations and interaction with regulators including the CBI and CCPC. Ciarán advises clients in crisis and risk management and where litigation is advisable/unavoidable, he has extensive experience in acting in complex high stakes disputes before the Commercial Court and achieving successes for clients.

Experience

  • Acted for Motorola and Nokia in defence of a €460 million claim in the Commercial Court in relation to the provision of wireless broadband networks
  • Acting in competition litigation for Scania AB defending multiple 'follow on' claims
  • Advising well-known US and EU multinationals on the protection and enforcement of their IP
  • Acting in patent litigation in the technology and life sciences sectors
  • Acting in international Private Equity and Shareholder litigation before the Commercial Court
  • Advising leading international media and entertainment production companies in the protection of their format and IP up to and including in litigation before the Supreme Court
  • Advising clients in crisis management and regulatory interactions with the DPC arising from data breaches/cyber attacks
  • Advising clients in the financial services sector in regulatory interactions and investigations and in related litigation
  • Advising large international technology companies (US and EU headquartered) in EU27 litigation including choice of forum considerations
  • Advising clients on advertising regulation in Ireland including acting for the ASAI (the Irish Regulator in this sector)

Contact Ciarán

+ 353 1 637 1540
cmarkey@lkshields.ie

More about Ciarán Markey

Awards &
Recommendations

"They have real strength in depth. Every member is very commercial, pragmatic and great with clients." Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Legal 500 2021
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Dispute Resolution and Information Technology.

Legal 500 2021
Awards &
Recommendations

‘The team were considered and responded quickly to our needs. Ciarán Markey was a standout professional.' Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Legal 500 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Legal 500 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Insurance.

Legal 500 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Insurance and Intellectual Property.

Legal 500 2019
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Insurance.

Legal 500 2018
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

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