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Marie McGinley, Partner

Marie McGinley


Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Data centers
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing
  • Media
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity
  • Technology
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Telecoms

Practice notes

Marie McGinley "is very generous with her time and has a wealth of knowledge from both a legal and a business perspective" - Chambers Europe 2019

Marie "has a pragmatic style and approach and has been very supportive. She has delivered practical solutions to complex legal issues" - Chambers Europe 2019

She distinguishes herself by being "very responsive and practical" and impresses clients, who describe her as "very knowledgeable" and a "subject matter expert" - Chambers Europe 2018

"top-notch, goes above and beyond without having to be asked and gives really practical advice" - Chambers Europe 2018

"she is obviously a subject matter expert and has a good way of explaining things" - Chambers Europe 2018

"She is truly an expert with an impressive and broad knowledge of IP law" - Chambers Europe 2017

Marie is a Partner and Head of our Intellectual Property, Technology and Data protection Departments. Marie practises in both contentious and commercial intellectual property/technology matters for a broad range of domestic and international clients. She is also a registered Irish Trade Mark Agent. Marie advises on commercial, regulatory and transactional matters.

Marie has particular experience in intellectual property/technology development, procurement and licensing deals, including managed services, systems integration, technology and business process outsourcing for both domestic and international clients.

Marie also has particular experience in advising on data protection law in the context of a wide range of data protection matters which are relevant to both domestic and international clients, including advising clients on the data protection and privacy aspects of direct marketing initiatives and activities, international data transfers in the context of service agreements and outsourcing, multijurisdictional audits and general data protection compliance.

Marie is also involved in strategic legal due diligence and transitional services arrangements in relation to corporate acquisitions, disposals and restructurings.

Marie is a member of the IP and Technology Committee and Commercial Law Committee of the Dublin Solicitor Bar Association.

Marie has spoken at the National Data Protection Conference run by the Irish Computer Society in collaboration with the Association of Data Protection Officers in relation to various data protection matters, including direct marketing initiatives.

Marie regularly contributes to the E-Commerce Law Report and PLC.

Marie lectures and tutors in the area of Intellectual Property and Information Technology at the Law Society of Ireland.