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William Fry Hires New Technology Consultant


William Fry LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Scannell as a Consultant in its Technology department. This appointment builds on six senior appointments to date this year and demonstrates the continued growth of the firm.

Barry is a leading technology lawyer with 15 years’ experience and prior to joining William Fry Barry spent six years with IMRO as its Director of Legal Affairs & Regulatory Compliance. He specialises in copyright law, music licensing, artificial intelligence, commercial and media contracts, and IP infringements. Barry regularly speaks on matters and policy issues regarding copyright and frontier technologies such as AI, Web3, blockchain and NFTs on a national, EU and international level. Barry is also a PhD candidate and scholarship recipient with University College Cork researching AI and copyright. He sits on the Technology and IP Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.

Welcoming the new appointment, David Cullen, Head of Technology at William Fry said, “I am delighted that Barry has joined our market leading technology practice.  This appointment further strengthens the firm’s expertise in this area and our investment in the best people underlines our continued commitment to the delivery of a first-rate service to our clients.”

William Fry’s dedicated Technology Department advises on all aspects of technology matters for suppliers, customers and creators.  The team advises on supply of goods/services, licensing, outsourcing, e-commerce, data protection and intellectual property, as well as the broader range of corporate and commercial transactions typical in a full service law firm. The client base includes both Irish start-up companies and established international brands.