Dr Robert Clark

Dr Robert Clark | IP Lawyer | Information Technology Lawyer | Arthur Cox
  • Dr Robert Clark
  • +353 1 920 1231
  • Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland


Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial contracts.

Professor Clark is a consultant within the Technology and Life Sciences Practice Group. Professor Clark’s expertise as a leading Irish academic lawyer in Ireland is highly valued within Arthur Cox. He has researched and taught contract, intellectual property and data protection law in University College Dublin and he is a sought after speaker at a wide variety of International Conferences in Ireland, the UK, the USA and Continental Europe. His articles on Irish contract, intellectual property and data protection law have appeared in a variety of law journals. Professor Clark plays a key role in Arthur Cox, working with a variety of Arthur Cox practice groups and advising clients on a broad range of matters including intellectual property protection and enforcement, contract interpretation and solutions to complex data protection issues. In 2012 he was awarded the Danske Bank title of Irish IP/IT Lawyer of the year.

As a teacher of contract law over many years and across a broad range of contractual areas, he is very familiar with key concepts in shipping law and especially termination and frustration of contracts of carriage, limitation clauses and non performance of promissory and non promissory conditions such as intermediate stipulations. Principles of remoteness of damage also involve shipping and carriage contracts as the leading cases on which he lectures.  Amongst his lecturing duties,  Professor Clark teaches Intellectual Property and E-Commerce Courses at the Open University of Tanzania; the E-Commerce Course requires as part of the module UNCITRAL Rules of Electronic Bills of Lading to be taught.  He chaired (2008-11) the Sales Law Review Group on sales of goods law reform and is equally at home with sales law reform issues.


  • BL, 1987, Honourable Society of King's Inns, Dublin
  • PhD, 1983, University College, Dublin
  • LLM, 1974, University of London
  • BA, 1973, University of Northumbria
  • Admitted to the Irish Bar, 1987
  • Irish Association of Law Teachers
  • Chairman, Copyright Association of Ireland
  • Internet Advisory Board
  • Legal and Regualtory Committee of Information Society Commission
  • Irish Representative on Copyright Experts Group (European Commission)