David Kirton


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David is a Partner in our Technology Group, specialising in technology, intellectual property and commercial law, with a particular focus on the life sciences and online platforms sectors.

David's practice includes all aspects of the development, protection and exploitation of IP rights, intermediary liability issues and EU and Irish legislation affecting online services, with a specialism at the intersection between IP and competition law.  As an experienced commercial lawyer, David also provides strategic advice on the structuring and negotiation of contracts for a wide range of commercial arrangements and transformative technology and outsourcing projects.

Representative work includes advising:

  • A global leader in the micro-technology space on the IP and contractual aspects of a technology and corporate restructuring.
  • Various life sciences and technology organisations on university research collaborations.
  • A next-generation big data company on licensing, consultancy and reseller agreements.
  • Some of the world's leading social media and content-sharing platforms on copyright strategy.

David is dual-qualified in England and joined William Fry from a Magic Circle global law firm, where he practised in London and Brussels.