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  • Clients exalt the team's combination of market insight and legal acumen: "they don't just give a quote of the law, but a commercial view and an explanation in the context of the market". Another interviewee says: "they inspired confidence immediately with their insight and advice on all matters and came with a deep knowledge of the market". ​Chambers Europe 2019
  • Clients note that the firm has a "young and innovative team" who are "always great to work with." Sources also appreciate that "they are up to date on new data protection regulations." Chambers Europe 2018
  • Clients praise the client-oriented nature of the advice "They offer a cogent, practical explanation of the law." Other interviewees value "the quality of the staff and the ability to recommend legal experts in other jurisdictions." Chambers EMEA 2017
  • David Cullen heads the "vibrant" practice at William Fry. Legal 500 EMEA, 2017
  • "This firm's passion and interest in the technology sector is outstanding - we have been tremendously impressed." Chambers Europe, 2016 
  • "The team has a wide range of experience that it brings to bear on specific issues, and provides timely and concise advice." Chambers Europe, 2016 
  • David Cullen’s team is noted for its ‘in-depth industry knowledge’. Legal 500 EMEA, 2016 

Team

David Cullen

  • According to Chambers Europe 2020, David has been described by clients as "pragmatic and has a strong technology interest, which aids immensely in his understanding and his advice." 
  • One interviewee attests that he is "always available, responsive, timely and very well-versed." Chambers Europe 2019 
  • David Cullen is revered for his commercial prowess in intellectual property mandates. Chambers Europe 2018 
  • Practice head David Cullen "distils salient facts from complicated business scenarios"Legal 500 EMEA 2018 
  • David Cullen 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." Chambers Europe 2017
  • Esteemed practitioner David Cullen "has really incredible experience in the area of technology and IP, and is cool, calm and pragmatic," say sources. Chambers Europe 2016

Leo Moore

  • "Leo is very personable and as a lawyer, he is very responsive, cost efficient and always finds practical and commercially oriented solutions to solve the client’s issues." Legal 500 2020
  • According to sources, Leo "is very responsive and always finds practical, commercially oriented solutions." Chambers Europe 2020
  • Leo Moore is a towering figure in the market, widely respected for his advice on transactional matters, as well as outsourcing, data protection and the commercialisation of new technologies. Enthusiastic sources describe him as "super personable, kind, friendly, easy to talk to and proactive about keeping in contact." Others say Leo is "very approachable and provides the required advice in a form which is easily understandable for all around the table. He is very commercial in his delivery and solution-oriented." Chambers Europe 2019
  • Sources describe Leo Moore as an “extremely smart lawyer” and appreciate that he is “responsive, easy to talk to and always clear about the next step.” He is praised for his handling of multi-jurisdictional patent licensing mandates and strategic IP advice. Chambers Europe 2018
  • Leo is "practical and diligent"Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • "Leo is a "top-notch lawyer" who is noted for his expertise in the technology sector and is often called upon to manage large IP portfolios for prominent companies"according to Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2018  
  • One client says he is "easy to work with, very good at breaking down complex issues and provides clear advice." Chambers Europe 2017
  • According to sources, Leo Moore is "very good at grasping technical issues, and explaining them in a non-technical manner," with one adding: "One of the best things is that he figures out how to make things happen, never coming back with reasons not to do things." Chambers Europe 2016

John O'Connor

  •  John  is a respected practitioner, advising on large-scale technology and outsourcing mandates, as well as assisting with cybersecurity, data protection and privacy issues. Clients appreciate "his breadth of knowledge and his definitiveness." Chambers Europe 2019
  • Sources praise John O'Connor's technical proficiency, observing that he is "very good to deal with." His expertise lies in technology and outsourcing transactions, encompassing systems integration, implementation arrangements and licensing matters. Chambers Europe 2018
  • John O’Connor is "practical and diligent". Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • John O'Connor has significant experience of advising technology, life sciences and financial services organisations on an array of technology-related matters. Clients say that he is "incredible to work with." Chambers Europe, 2017

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  • Clients exalt the team's combination of market insight and legal acumen: "they don't just give a quote of the law, but a commercial view and an explanation in the context of the market". Another interviewee says: "they inspired confidence immediately with their insight and advice on all matters and came with a deep knowledge of the market". ​Chambers Europe 2019
  • Clients note that the firm has a "young and innovative team" who are "always great to work with." Sources also appreciate that "they are up to date on new data protection regulations." Chambers Europe 2018
  • Clients praise the client-oriented nature of the advice "They offer a cogent, practical explanation of the law." Other interviewees value "the quality of the staff and the ability to recommend legal experts in other jurisdictions." Chambers EMEA 2017
  • David Cullen heads the "vibrant" practice at William Fry. Legal 500 EMEA, 2017
  • "This firm's passion and interest in the technology sector is outstanding - we have been tremendously impressed." Chambers Europe, 2016 
  • "The team has a wide range of experience that it brings to bear on specific issues, and provides timely and concise advice." Chambers Europe, 2016 
  • David Cullen’s team is noted for its ‘in-depth industry knowledge’. Legal 500 EMEA, 2016 
  • William Fry’s group includes ‘world class team lead’ David Cullen, as well as Leo Moore, who ‘balances risk and commercial opportunity’, and associate John Magee, who has ‘excellent technical know-how’Legal 500 EMEA, 2015 
  • "This firm is very available and responsive, and good at tailoring advice for non-lawyers.Chambers Europe, 2015 
  • "We have a good degree of trust in this team's advice. The lawyers have a flexible approach, and are clearly high quality.Chambers Europe, 2015 
  • Team head David Cullen is ‘strategic and pragmatic’, and Leo Moore ‘incorporates industry knowledge and commercial acumen’. Legal 500 EMEA, 2014
  • "A proactive team that goes beyond expectations. If you give the lawyers an instruction, they will bring their own expertise and a holistic understanding of the technology environment." Chambers Europe 2014 
  • "The team is very responsive; the lawyers know what they are talking about, if not they will find an expert. They give appropriate advice and answer the questions I ask - I can't rate them highly enough."  Chambers Europe 2014 
  • Sources say: "If you are a start-up company looking for advice, these are the people to speak to. The team's work has brought huge benefit to my business.” Chambers Europe, 2013 
  • The lawyers are sharp and offer great strategic advice.” Chambers Europe, 2013 
  • William Fry’s team is ‘excellent and helpful at all times’, and has ‘superb business acumen’ Legal 500 EMEA, 2013

Team

 David Cullen

  • Tech specialist David Cullen has a broad practice that includes outsourcing, big data, cloud computing and intellectual property. Clients feel he is "deeply knowledgeable in the areas of privacy and technology." Chambers Europe, 2017
  • David Cullen heads the "vibrant" practice at William Fry. Legal 500 EMEA, 2017
  • Esteemed practitioner David Cullen "has really incredible experience in the area of technology and IP, and is cool, calm and pragmatic," say sources. Chambers Europe 2016
  • "He has really incredible experience internationally and is cool and calm, with an extremely good understanding of the technology industry," say clients. Chambers Europe 2016
  • He is "tenacious, focused and always at the forefront of the issues concerned."  Chambers Europe 2015
  • 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. Chambers Europe 2014
  • Technology head David Cullen is a highly experienced practitioner with "a wealth and depth of understanding; he really has a very comprehensive grasp of IT.Chambers Europe 2014
  • David Cullen is ‘strategic and pragmatic’. Legal 500 2014
  • David is a firm favourite with clients and is described as “calm and considered, with a wealth of knowledge about the area.” Chambers Europe 2013
  • David Cullen is ‘one of the best in the business’ Legal 500 2013

Leo Moore

  • Clients identify Leo Moore as "very responsive, astute and commercially savvy."Chambers Europe, 2017
  • Leo Moore is described as "sharp and incisive." Legal 500 EMEA, 2017
  • According to sources, Leo Moore is "very good at grasping technical issues, and explaining them in a non-technical manner," with one adding: "One of the best things is that he figures out how to make things happen, never coming back with reasons not to do things." Chambers Europe 2016 
  • “He has a can-do attitude, is practical and available 24/7, and gets the job done. I couldn't do business without Leo,” enthuses a client. Chambers Europe 2016
    • Leo is "extremely responsive, knowledgeable and conscientious." Chambers Europe 2015
    • Leo Moore, who ‘balances risk and commercial opportunity’Legal 500 2015
    • Leo Moore "is very pragmatic and personable. He comes up with creative solutions and is very good on trade mark and copyrights," according to one source. Chambers Europe 2014
    • "He has commercial acumen; he marries the business aspects with the legal aspects. He looks after our interests, but not at the expense of doing business. Chambers Europe 2014
    • Leo Moore 'incorporates industry knowledge and commercial acumen'Legal 500 2014
    • Clients value Leo Moore's “no-messing, focused, can-do attitude." One states: "He deals with all my issues - it wouldn't be possible for me to do business without him!” Chambers Europe 2013
    • Leo Moore ‘will always find interesting commercial angles in times of need’. Legal 500 2013

    John Magee 

    • John Magee is recognised for his strong reputation in data privacy and cybersecurity.  Market observers agree he is "very good in data protection." Chambers Europe, 2017 
    • Clients pick out John Magee as an associate who is "easy and straightforward to deal with, even when under pressure. He is definitely a person I would go to in a crisis."  Chambers Europe 2016
    • John Magee, who has ‘excellent technical know-how’. Legal 500 2015
    • Clients find that John Magee "is timely and responsive; the quality of his advice is outstanding, practical and workable." Chambers Europe 2014
    • John Magee is regarded as “efficient, commercially solid and personable.”  Chambers Europe 2013

    John O'Connor

    • John O'Connor has significant experience of advising technology, life sciences and financial services organisations on an array of technology-related matters. Clients say that he is "incredible to work with." Chambers Europe, 2017

    Key Contacts

    David Cullen Partner

    Leo Moore Partner

    John O'Connor Partner