Michael Byrne



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Michael Byrne is "a consummate litigator".

Chambers Global 2016


Michael Byrne is a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Michael advises on public law, regulatory and administrative law disputes, as well as more general commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on technology disputes, defamation and product liability litigation.

Michael has written articles published in the national press and has contributed to publications, including the Practical Law Company Dispute Resolution Multi-Jurisdictional Guide and the International Comparative Guide to Product Liability.

Michael serves as Honorary Treasurer of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland.

Experience Highlights
  • advises a major multinational technology company in relation to contractual and licensing disputes with business partners throughout the EMEA region
  • advises a major multinational technology company in relation to dealing with “Norwich Pharmacal” orders and take-down requests received
  • advises an international social media company in relation to claims relating to alleged defamatory content
  • advises an international telecommunications company in relation to regulatory and contractual disputes
  • advises a State regulatory body in relation to all aspects of its operations and
  • advises a national professional regulatory body in relation to disciplinary procedures and hearings
  • advising a State body with respect to compliance with fair procedures in its administrative processes
  • representing a State body in connection with the judicial review of its procedures
  • represented an international pharmaceutical company in connection with the successful defence of product liability claims relating to benzodiazepenes
  • represented an international telecommunications company in the successful defence of a multi-million euro breach of contract claim

Michael Byrne is recommended.
European Legal 500 2020

Michael Byrne is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2020

Michael Byrne is "calm, measured and reassuring".
Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Chambers Global 2020

Named a Litigation Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal 2019

Named as a Benchmark Litigation Star for Ireland in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation.

Michael Byrne is recommended.
European Legal 500 2019

Michael Byrne is a "very good litigator”.
Chambers Global & Europe 2018

Michael Byrne is recommended.
European Legal 500 2017

Michael Byrne has "a complete command of the legal issues".
European Legal 500 2017

Michael Byrne is described by interviewees as a "very shrewd and astute litigator".
Chambers Global & Europe 2017

Michael Byrne is “highly competent”. 
European Legal 500 2016

Michael Byrne is "a consummate litigator". 
Chambers Global 2016

Sources say Michael Byrne’s "technical legal knowledge is first-rate. His ability to think out tactics and strategy in litigation is peerless".
Chambers Global 2016

Michael Byrne "has expertise in advising on litigation strategies, and is a very good listener, always staying receptive to your concerns as the client".
Chambers Global & Europe 2015


Qualified as a solicitor of Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising)
Qualified as a solicitor in Ireland
University of Regensburg, Germany (LLM)
Trinity College Dublin (Bachelor in Law and German)

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