David O'Donohoe

David O'Donohoe | Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyer |Arthur Cox


David is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department.  David advises on a wide range of commercial disputes including insurance/policyholder disputes, intellectual property litigation, professional indemnity and financial services litigation.  David has extensive experience in litigating commercial disputes in the Commercial Court in Ireland for both plaintiffs and defendants.


  • Representing MCD Concert Promoters in the Commercial Court in proceedings against the artist Prince Rogers Nelson for cancellation of his Dublin concert
  • Representing Johnson & Johnson in multi jurisdictional litigation in relation to the alleged infringement of Novartis contact lens patent
  • Representing Conor Med Systems in multi-jurisdictional litigation in relation to the alleged infringement of GSK’s coronory stent Patent
  • Advising on multi-jurisdictional litigation in patent infringement and revocation cases including GSK .v. Synthon which is the leading decision on the grant of injunctive relief in intellectual property matters. David provides advice to inventors, designers and manufacturers of medical devices, healthcare, pharmaceutical, packaging and paper products
  • Acting for the policyholders in one of the leading Irish cases on insurance policy interpretation “Analog Devices –v- Zurich Insurance & Others” which involved a jurisdictional dispute and the application by the Irish court of Massachusetts law to an insurance policy
  • Representing over 40 Irish Bookmakers in an intellectual property dispute against the British Horseracing Board in proceedings before the Commercial Court division of the High Court
  • Representing MCD in litigation in the Commercial Court arising out of the cancellation of Eminem’sSlane concert.