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Silver - Firms: litigation and transactions
Full-service commercial law firm A&L Goodbody counts intellectual property among its key strengths and has represented marquee clients in many headline-grabbing patent cases over the last decade. The firm’s patent experts have also played a part in shepherding numerous major M&A and other transactions across the line – work they undertake in close collaboration with their colleagues in the tax, competition and other departments. Meanwhile, recent contentious highlights include advising Abbott, Boston Scientific and Amgen in High Court patent proceedings. The broad knowledge base of commercial and technology group head John Whelan extends far beyond patents to encompass regulatory and data privacy matters. He also has an international outlook, having previously established and managed two of the firm’s US offices.