Paul Convery


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Paul is a Partner in William Fry's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department. He joined the firm in 2016 having previously practiced as a Partner in another large Dublin law firm. He advises individuals and corporate clients involved in domestic and multi-jurisdictional contractual/tortious disputes and represents the Irish interests of a number of global corporations and Irish based entities. Paul has extensive experience of advising clients where issues arise involving financial litigation, including financial crime litigation, investigations and reputational damage issues.  He also acts on behalf of insurers, re-insurers and run-off managers in respect of complex, high-value insurance claims and coverage disputes.

Paul is also instructed on Telecoms & Media disputes, including Reputation Risk Management issues.  

Paul is a Fellow of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators. He is Vice President of the Commercial Litigation committee and a member of the White Collar Crime committee of the Union Internationale des Avocats. 

In 2020 Paul was appointed as Counselor to the 2020 Union Internationale des Avocats President, Mr. Jerome Roth.  

He is a member of the ABA International Litigation Group and Assistant Editor of the ABA International Dispute Resolution News.  He is also the Irish Expert of the International Distribution Institute and a member of the London Commercial Litigators' Forum.

Paul is admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland (non-practising).

Paul attracts attention from market commentators for his success in building a strong financial services litigation practice. Clients appreciate his commercial approach and say that "he is a good strategic player." Chambers Global 2021

"Paul is a talented lawyer who is very hands on, innovative and practical. He is exceptionally responsive to clients providing clear, expert advice." Legal 500 EMEA 2021

According to Chambers Europe 2020, Paul "is very client-focused, responsive and organised," says one source, while another reports: "He tells it like it is, giving real-life advice on our legal position and different ways to handle our situation."

One client describes Paul as "very responsive to clients and exceptionally focused. He analyses matters very clearly and comprehensively." While another says that he "has good nerve, relates easily to international clients, and has an excellent eye for what really are the key issues in complex cases." Legal 500 2020

Paul is a recommended White Collar Crime Lawyer in Legal 500 EMEA 2019. 

One client highlights his "razor-sharp mind," while another source describes him as "client-oriented." Chambers Europe 2019 

Market commentators describe Paul as "extremely responsive, very thorough and analytical in his approach, with a great ability to see key issues." Chambers Global 2018.

Paul is recognised in Best Lawyers 2019 under 'The Best Lawyers in Ireland' for work in Litigation.  

In Chambers Global 2017 Paul is described as "excellent" and as "a very patient individual."