David Cullen


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David is a Partner and Head of William Fry’s Technology Group, specialising in complex technology matters and the strategic protection and development of intellectual property, in particular for online and digital markets.

Representative work includes advising multinational clients on:

  • the development, implementation and operation of several national IT infrastructure projects;
  • all aspects of data protection and privacy, dealing with large scale data and security breaches and cybersecurity;
  • corporate data protection/privacy related projects including advising on various matters involving the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, audits, PIAs, preparation for GDPR, group implementation of policies and review of existing policies & procedures; and
  • negotiation of complex commercial contracts including outsourcing and naming rights agreements.

In Chambers Europe 2017, David impresses clients with his commercial IP practice, one of whom praises his "absolute excellence in IP law, coupled with his strong technology and business acumen." and that he is "deeply knowledgeable in the areas of privacy and technology."

David Cullen is listed in Best Lawyers 2018 under 'The Best Lawyers in Ireland' for work in Information Technology Law.

In Chambers Europe 2016, sources say David "has really incredible experience in the area of technology and IP, and is cool, calm and pragmatic". Other clients say that "he has really incredible experience internationally and is cool and calm, with an extremely good understanding of the technology industry".

He is "tenacious, focused and always at the forefront of the issues concerned" according to Chambers Europe, 2015 while Legal 500 EMEA, 2015 describes David as "world class".

In Chambers & Partners 2014, it is reported that clients say he is "An absolute expert and key leader," David Cullen "understands not only where our business is, but what our plans are, how we want to grow and what the consequences are," enthuse clients, with "a wealth and depth of understanding; he really has a very comprehensive grasp of IT." 



Legal 500 2017