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Elaine is a partner in Ogier's Dispute Resolution team in Ireland, with extensive commercial litigation experience covering a wide range of areas such as shareholder disputes, contractual disputes and professional indemnity actions. She delivers accurate, concise and well thought out advice. 

Background and experience

Elaine trained and qualified in a top tier Dublin law firm and is also qualified in England and Wales, having practiced with an international firm in London for seven years. She has extensive general commercial litigation experience at all levels of the Court system as well as significant experience in arbitration and mediation both in person and online. In addition to her domestic clients, she regularly advises international clients in relation to complex disputes having Ireland as a jurisdiction. Elaine also advises a number of entertainment groups in relation to licensing and hospitality generally.

Work highlights include:

  • Representing an international technology company specialising in blockchain financial services products in Commercial Court proceedings seeking damages against a former shareholder for alleged theft of IP and other breaches of contract leading to the substantial destruction of the value of the company.
    Representing a leading Irish property developer in three separate concurrent construction adjudication processes relating to a high end residential development and subsequent High Court enforcement proceedings in respect of the award.
  • Representing a leading Irish property developer in an ex parte 'stop the clock' application to defeat imminent statute of limitation issues and subsequent novel Judicial Review proceedings challenging a Ministerial Direction of the Minister for State and Local Government and Planning.
  • Representing a large voluntary organisation in bringing judicial review proceedings challenging a statutory instrument introduced by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
  • Advising a UAE company in a cross-border dispute with a well-known technology company of Irish domicile
  • Acting for a group of merchant companies in a payments processing dispute with a global merchant account provider
  • Representing an Irish umbrella UCITS fund company in a fund administration dispute with an international corporate services company
  • Representing a leading Irish property developer in ex parte proceedings initiated following Judicial Review proceedings issued by a competitor against a government body which challenged a tender awarded to the client
  • Representing one of the largest hospitality groups in Ireland in injunctive proceedings and subsequent Commercial Court action against adjacent developers threatening to interfere with development of multi-million-euro property

Admitted in:
2003 - Ireland
2005 - England and Wales (not practising)

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