Richard Breen

Partner

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Richard advises various institutional, national, multinational, State agencies and private clients in dispute resolution at mediations, arbitrations (domestic and international) and before the Commercial Court, High Court and Circuit Court and at statutory inquiries.  

His practice areas include:- product liability defence (pharma, tobacco, motor and computer manufacturers); commercial contract and shareholder disputes; property and construction disputes; equine disputes; landlord and tenant disputes; commercial rates and Valuation Tribunal appeals; and maritime/ship arrest.

Richard is a member of the firm’s Asia Group with a particular focus on India.  He is a committee member of the Ireland India Business Association and spent three months on secondment in New Delhi in 2014 in the International Arbitration Practice Group of one of India’s largest law firms.

Richard is a CEDR Accredited Mediator, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and committee member of Arbitration Ireland.

Recent significant cases include advising:

  • Acting for a foreign bank in the enforcement of multi-million arbitration Award before Commercial Court and subsequently enforcing that Award against properties in Ireland and Spain
  • Acting for multi-national pharma company in relation to defective product claim with EU multi-jurisdictional dimensions and advising with respect to product recall and potential claims from retailers and consumers
  • Acting for private client syndicates in separate litigation and arbitration proceedings and enforcing court judgments and arbitration awards respectively in the UK and USA.
  • Representing the defendant in Ireland’s first alleged multi-million negligent valuation claim.
Richard is recognised in Best Lawyers 2018 under 'The Best Lawyers in Ireland' for work in Litigation.