Kieran Cowhey

Partner | Dublin
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Kieran Cowhey is a partner and head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. He is a specialist in Commercial Insurance, Commercial and Financial Litigation, Aviation and Product Liability.

Kieran advises on general commercial and insurance-related matters and has conducted litigation on behalf of national and international corporations, banks and financial institutions. In his commercial practice Kieran advises on all areas of commercial and financial litigation. In supporting his insurance clients he acts for international and national insurers on coverage and liability issues in the Irish Courts. He advises many insurers on a range of issues and has a particularly strong reputation for his aviation and product liability work.

Kieran is currently the Co-Chair of the International Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of International Law, Country Chair for the Dispute Research Institute (DRI) and is a member of the Federation of Defence and Corporate Counsel. He is recommended in the Legal 500, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Who's Who Legal  for Aviation-Contentious in Ireland and The Best Lawyers in Ireland  for Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation. 

Kieran's representative matters include advising:

  • Trustees, custodians and administrators on potential negligence actions in carrying out duties on behalf of investment funds.
  • Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland in defence of the claim taken by the Law Society arising out of the liquidation of Setanta Insurance.
  • Lead underwriters on significant events in Galway in 2007 and Cork Airport crash in 2011.
  • Lead underwriters for a helicopter manufacturer arising out of a significant event in Ireland in 2017.
  • Insurers on claims and policy cover issues.  

Related Practice Areas

Litigation and Dispute Resolution


University College Dublin

The Law Society of Ireland