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NAME:  John Doyle 

TITLE:  Partner 

OFFICE: Dublin

PRACTICE AREA:  Litigation and Dispute Resolution 

EDUCATION: College of Commerce, [B.Sc (Mgmt),Trinity College], the Law Society of Ireland and CEDR Accredited Mediator

PROFILE: John joined Dillon Eustace in 1992 and became a partner in 1997. John’s areas of practice include commercial dispute resolution across the entire range of sectors from financial services to manufacturing and applications under the Companies Acts affecting directors and employment law. John advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of employment law with a very practical emphasis in advising clients on tactical and strategic issues. In addition to the traditional area of litigation he has considerable experience in the area of alternative dispute resolution including Arbitration and commercial mediation.

John has over 25 years’ experience in advising media clients in relation to all aspects of defamation and privacy law including the provision of pre-publication advice to multiple leading national newspapers and the defence of high-profile defamation and privacy cases.

John is Honorary Secretary of Arbitration Ireland and is a member and former Honorary Secretary of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association.


  • Advised a large US pharmaceutical corporation on the employment law aspects of its acquisition of a large Irish pharmaceutical manufacturer.
  • Advised a Spanish Investment Manager in Commercial Court proceedings arising from the Madoff fraud.
  • Advised the investors on employment law issues arising from their acquisition of a company in Examinership.
  • Advised an international bank regarding all employment issues on the merger of a financial services company with its existing business.
  • Advised international company on the employment law issues arising from the closure of its manufacturing company in Dublin.
  • Advised a company Director in the defence of a high profile application by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement for a disqualification order under the Companies Acts.
  • Advised various companies on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions due diligence.
  • Advised international client in High Court injunction proceedings taken by a senior employee.
  • Advising a national newspaper in the defence of High Court defamation proceedings.
  • Advising the Financial Services Ombudsman’s Bureau in respect of a High Court statutory appeal.