Ciaran Markey is a Partner in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution department. Ciarán specialises in complex disputes with particular expertise in contentious Technology & IP, Contract, contentious Regulatory and Competition matters, Insurance and Shareholder disputes.

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

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

Experience

  • Acting in IP disputes for various Irish and multi-national companies including Mars Inc, Starbucks and Japan Tobacco International 
  • Acting in competition litigation for Scania AB defending multiple 'follow on' claims
  • 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 complex technology litigation before the Commercial Court representing a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China’s dominant provider of IT solutions for the aviation and travel industry in an action against a US based global technology provider.

  • 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

‘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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