Young Practitioners Committee

This Committee is especially active and serves the interests of those practitioners who have joined Arbitration Ireland while in the early stages of their career. It provides opportunities for continuing professional development and networking to its members.

Gerard H. James

Gerard H. James is a Partner in the William Fry LLP Litigation and Investigations department. He is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in complex commercial and property related disputes.

A strong advocate for and experienced practitioner in the area of ADR, Gerard is a member of the Executive Committee of Arbitration Ireland and the Co-Chair of its Young Practitioners’ Committee.

Gerard is a founding committee member of the OUTLaw Network which works to promote and drive inclusion of LGBT+ people and allies in the Irish legal sector.

Sean McCarthy BL

Sean is an Irish barrister with a Masters in International Dispute Settlement from the University of Geneva. He worked for the Centre for International Dispute Settlement and has advised on legal issues in domestic arbitrations.

Sinead Drinan BL

Sinéad is a barrister with a practice in commercial, banking and financial litigation. She regularly advises on cross-border disputes and enforcement of foreign awards. She is an ACIArb and an accredited mediator (CEDR). Sinéad is the former Chair of the Young Practitioners Committee of Arbitration Ireland.

Ruadhán Kenny

Ruadhán is a senior associate in the Commercial Litigation department of Matheson.  He represents clients in real estate, construction, administrative, planning and environmental, corporate and tax disputes before the courts and in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, conciliation, adjudication and arbitration.

Siobhan Marry

Siobhan is an associate at Eversheds-Sutherland and specialises in the practice areas of litigation and dispute management. Her specialty is building and construction-related disputes and commercial property sector disputes.

Hayley O’Donnell BL

Hayley is an Irish barrister with a general practice. She has experience in domestic arbitrations and has previously worked with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution in New York.

James Roche

James is a Senior Associate in the Public and Regulatory Department of Fieldfisher LLP. In addition to acting in ADR across diverse sectors, he advises on regulatory investigations and prosecutions, and commercial disputes.

Peter Woods

Peter Woods is an Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department in Arthur Cox in Dublin. He works on commercial disputes and has experience in alternative dispute resolution.

Paula Gibbs

Paula Gibbs is a senior associate in the Dispute and Investigations group at A&L Goodbody. Paula advises clients on complex commercial disputes.  She has acted as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under various institutional rules including UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC and ICSID Rules and ad-hoc proceedings. Before returning to Ireland, Paula practised in London, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the BVI.

Paul Stokes

Paul is an Associate in the Mishcon De Reya International Arbitration team. He has experience dealing with a wide range of disputes covering, for example, the energy sector and financial services industry under the LCIA, ICC and SIAC Rules as well as in High Court proceedings.

In addition to practising in London, Paul spent three years in Singapore where he gained a global perspective of cross-border disputes.

Mark McMahon

Mark is a senior associate in the International Arbitration department at Stewarts. Mark specialises in high-value international arbitration disputes, in particular international construction, engineering and energy disputes. He has been involved in proceedings in multiple jurisdictions and has extensive experience in complex cross-border matters.

Gerard H. James

Gerard H-James is a Partner in the William Fry LLP Litigation and Investigations department. He is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in complex commercial and property related disputes.

A strong advocate and experienced practitioner in the area of ADR, Gerard is a member of the Executive Committee of Arbitration Ireland and the Co-Chair of its Young Practitioners’ Committee.

Gerard is a founding committee member of the OUTLaw Network which works to promote and drive inclusion of LGBT+ people and allies in the Irish legal sector.

Sean McCarthy

Sean is an Irish barrister with a Masters in International Dispute Settlement from the University of Geneva. He worked for the Centre for International Dispute Settlement and has advised on legal issues in domestic arbitrations.

Sinead Drinan BL

Sinéad is a barrister with a practice in commercial, banking and financial litigation. She regularly advises on cross-border disputes and enforcement of foreign awards. She is an ACIArb and an accredited mediator (CEDR). Sinéad is the former Chair of the Young Practitioners Committee of Arbitration Ireland.

Ruadhán Kenny

Ruadhán is a senior associate in the Commercial Litigation department of Matheson.  He represents clients in real estate, construction, administrative, planning and environmental, corporate and tax disputes before the courts and in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, conciliation, adjudication and arbitration.

Siobhan Marry

Siobhan is an associate at Eversheds-Sutherland and specialises in the practice areas of litigation and dispute management. Her specialty is building and construction-related disputes and commercial property sector disputes.

Hayley O’Donnell BL

Hayley is an Irish barrister with a general practice. She has experience in domestic arbitrations and has previously worked with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution in New York.

James Roche

James is a Senior Associate in the Public and Regulatory Department of Fieldfisher LLP. In addition to acting in ADR across diverse sectors, he advises on regulatory investigations and prosecutions, and commercial disputes.

Peter Woods

Peter Woods is an Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department in Arthur Cox in Dublin. He works on commercial disputes and has experience in alternative dispute resolution.

Paula Gibbs

Paula Gibbs is a senior associate in the Dispute and Investigations group at A&L Goodbody. Paula advises clients on complex commercial disputes.  She has acted as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under various institutional rules including UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC and ICSID Rules and ad-hoc proceedings. Before returning to Ireland, Paula practised in London, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the BVI.

Paul Stokes

Paul is an Associate in the Mishcon De Reya International Arbitration team. He has experience dealing with a wide range of disputes covering, for example, the energy sector and financial services industry under the LCIA, ICC and SIAC Rules as well as in High Court proceedings.

In addition to practising in London, Paul spent three years in Singapore where he gained a global perspective of cross-border disputes.

Mark McMahon

Mark is a senior associate in the International Arbitration department at Stewarts. Mark specialises in high-value international arbitration disputes, in particular international construction, engineering and energy disputes. He has been involved in proceedings in multiple jurisdictions and has extensive experience in complex cross-border matters.