Patrick has advised clients in international and domestic arbitrations in a wide variety of sectors including construction, energy, infrastructure, property and financial matters.

His experience as counsel includes advising on disputes governed by Institutional Rules including the ICC. Patrick appears regularly as counsel before the Irish Courts in commercial litigation and has sat both as an arbitrator and as legal advisor to professional regulatory panels.

Patrick is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, the Irish National Committee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, ICCA and the LCIA.

Arbitration Experience

  • Representing an international beverages company in a multi-million euro dispute with a local distributor
  • Representing a public body in a major dispute concerning public works with a value >€30 million
  • Representing a property fund in a property dispute with a major tenant
  • Representing the landlord of a business park in a dispute with tenants concerning dilapidations
  • Representing the owner of a business park in a dispute with tenants concerning the calculation of service charges
  • Representing a commercial property owner in a multi-million euro construction dispute with the developer
  • Representing a public body in an infrastructure dispute with an international company where the value of the disputed contract was >€100 million
  • Representing a wind farm operator in a dispute with a turbine manufacturer governed by ICC Rules
  • Representing a property fund in a multi-million euro dispute with a major international financial services company in relation to the interpretation of a rent review clause in a lease
  • Representing the National Governing Body of a sport in a dispute concerning the composition of the Executive Committee and registration of athletes for Olympic qualifications
  • Representing a windfarm company in a multi-million euro dispute with financiers governed by ICC Rules
  • Representing both claimants and respondents in domestic construction arbitrations under standard form contracts
  • Representing both claimants and respondents in arbitrations under the Law Society general conditions of sale

Education and Qualifications

  • Senior Counsel 2013
  • Junior Counsel 1997 (England and Wales 2000)
  • Certificat de Francais Juridique/Diploma in Legal French, Law Society/Alliance Francaise, 2001
  • Graduate Diploma in International Arbitration, University College Dublin, 1999
  • Degree of Barrister at Law (1997) and Diploma in Legal Studies (1995), Kings Inns, Dublin
  • B.A. (Hons.) in English and Philosophy, University College Dublin, 1993

Languages

  • English and French

Articles, conferences and papers on arbitration

  • Panel Moderator, Choice of law in commercial contracts: the perspective of corporate counsel, Dublin International Arbitration Day, November 16, 2018
  • Vues comparées sur la composition des tribunaux arbitraux, Société de Législation Comparée/FBLS, Paris, May 28, 2018
  • Arbitration – Which seat to choose? Franco-British Lawyers Association/ CIArb (London Branch), London, March 13, 2017
  • Chair, Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration session on Guerilla Tactics, Dublin, October 17, 2016
  • Ecoswiss: Weakening the UNCITRAL Model Law?” 2006 Irish Journal of European Law 259