Richard is a partner in the Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations practice.  He advises clients on investigations, commercial disputes and cyber issues in the financial, technology, sports and education sectors.

He has over 20 years’ experience in complex disputes, internal and regulatory investigations which often require injunctive relief and crisis management across multiple jurisdictions.

Relevant Experience

  • Acting for various global technology companies in cross-border investigations by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner
  • Advising multiple financial sector clients on investigations and enforcement actions by the Central Bank of Ireland as well as related risk mitigation
  • Advising multiple clients in relation to data breach response incidents as well as cyber-readiness and liability issues
  • Advising numerous clients in relation to dawn raid investigations by the European Commission and the CCPC
  • Acted for Ulster Bank DAC in the Governmental Inquiry established in relation to the Irish banking sector in the aftermath of the global financial crisis
  • Advised Depfa Bank in relation to the investigation of Hypo Bank by the special investigator appointed by the German Parliament
  • Advised the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) in relation to civil and criminal offences in terms of breaches of the NAMA Act and Official Secrets Act (illegal taking of data from former employer) to include coordinating the reporting of matters to various authorities and securing Anton Piller and related court orders
  • Advised the Olympic Federation of Ireland in relation to ticketing and associated issues arising out of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, to include advising the Executive Committee in relation to the Moran Inquiry, appearing before the Oireachtas Committee and general governance issues
  • Advised a major Irish bank in Commercial Court injunction and plenary proceedings arising from the sale of a division. The case was one of the first in Ireland in which a “springboard injunction” was granted
  • Advised the joint liquidators of a Cayman based fund in securing the return of €14 million from an Irish based bank account in Commercial Court interpleader proceedings where the party competing was the US Trustee in Bankruptcy of the Madoff Estate