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 for 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 insurers on a range of issues and has a strong reputation for his aviation and product liability work.

Kieran is a special advisor to the International Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of International Law, Vice Chair for DRI International and a member of the Federation of Defence and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). He is recommended in the Legal 500, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Who's Who Legal for Aviation-Contentious, Who's Who Legal for Product Liability Defence 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