Pearse Ryan

Pearse Ryan | Technology Procurement Lawyer | Arthur Cox
  • Pearse Ryan
  • +353 1 920 1180
  • Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland


Pearse specialises in the areas of FinTech (including smart legal contract advisory), cyber-security (including corporate risk advisory, cyber incident handling and cyber insurance advisory) and IT (including sourcing, digital transformation projects and dispute resolution). Pearse’s experience spans public and private companies and public sector bodies.

In the FinTech area, Pearse advises a range of clients on technology and business based innovation and disruption, including on issues associated with implementing blockchain based projects, cryptocurrency advisory and token issues.

Pearse acts for a range of clients in the cyber-security area, including corporates and public authorities, requiring risk and incident handling services, together with technology solution suppliers and insurers, for whom incident handling services are provided.

Pearse also works with clients to successfully deliver business strategies to meet the challenges arising from changes in technology and in particular, digital technology, such as mobile, cloud, big data solutions and the ‘internet of things’. Much of Pearse’s IT practice is in the area of structuring procurements and projects, including re-structuring, as well as dealing with project dispute resolution.

Pearse is a member of the firm’s Cyber Security Group and Fintech Group.

Reflecting a private interest, Pearse also practices in the art law sector.


  • LL.M, ACI Arb, 1994, University of London
  • BA, 1988, University College, Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1992
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising)
  • Irish Blockchain Expert Group
  • Lex Mundi (leading international law firm network) Blockchain and Smart Contracts Group
  • Board member of euroITcounsel (European network of IT focused law firms)
  • Board member of Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation (IVARD)
  • Regularly contributes articles on technology, cyber security and FinTech legal topics to a range of publications and web-sites
  • Regularly contributes to Arthur Cox Technology TechBrief publication
  • Regular conference speaker, particularly on cyber security and FinTech topics.