About the Sector

As a law firm with a specific technology focus and with the benefit of a legal technology company, we are best placed in the Irish market to handle cyber claims. The Irish market is relatively undeveloped with respect to cyber policy take up and as a result, is also undeveloped with respect to cyber claims being made on polices. This does not mean there have not been cyber incidents which we have had significant exposure to.

We are experienced in handling cyber claims and our systems and approach put us at the forefront of this in Ireland.

We have acted with Insurers with respect to cyber claims and also with business clients directly.

We can also act as the lead point of contact in a project management function and facilitate a team for clients incorporating all necessary third parties including data specialists, forensic specialists, asset tracers, PR and media advisors etc.

We understand the importance of speed of response. This is a rapid response offering. Another key factor is that we have very good relationships with key stakeholders. This is very useful in progressing matters efficiently and cost effectively.

Our Experience

  • Provide incident response training and risk reviews as well as development of incident response plans for clients.
  • Acted in numerous incident response situations and with third party providers with respect to containment, remediation, maintaining business continuity, assessment of system damage and business interruption including both malicious breach and accidental failures.
  • Acted in numerous cybercrime response situations including ransomware, phishing, social engineering and theft of funds.
  • Acted in recovery matters with third party asset tracers, Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation and Banks with respect to tracing and recovering funds. Acted in relation to third party claims after a cyber incident and acted in subrogated claims on behalf of Insurers i.e. against the Insured’s IT providers, Bank etc.
  • Acted in employer / employee liability claims / grievances arising from cyber breaches.
  • Acted in relation to privacy claims arising from data breaches.
  • Act for blue chip manufacturers.
  • Regularly advise with respect to breach notification, GDPR, data protection, financial services regulatory actions and assessment and dealing with all regulatory requirements. We regularly liaise with data protection authorities and with law enforcement as appropriate, as well as managing communications with affected third parties and the media.
  • Regularly act in relation to regulatory investigations.
  • Regularly advise on business interruption matters including coverage and crossover with other policies.

Your Contacts

Larry Fenelon

Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution

T: +353 1 639 3000

DDI: +353 1 632 3110

Email: ireland@ogier.com

Stephen O’Connor


TEL : +353 1 639 3000

Email: ireland@ogier.com

Ultán Anderson


TEL : +353 1 639 3000

DDI: +353 1 669 7074

Email: ireland@ogier.com

Karl Manweiler

Managing Director, LexTech

T: +353 1 639 3000
DDI: +353 1 232 1073
Email: ireland@ogier.com