BackgroundConor McEneaney is a Legal Director in global law firm DLA Piper’s Dublin office. Conor completed his undergraduate law degree at the University of Limerick, has a first class honours LLM from University College Dublin and a postgraduate diploma in IP law from the University of Oxford.
Conor advises clients across various sectors on intellectual property, technology transfer and commercial contracts with a particular focus on technology, IP and outsourcing agreements. He has significant experience drafting and negotiating strategic outsourcing agreements including agreements in relation to systems integration, managed services, shared services, facilities management and security services. Conor’s practice also includes joint venture and collaboration agreements, technology transfer and licensing, co-promotion arrangements and the structuring and exploitation of intellectual property rights. In addition, Conor regularly advises on the technology, IP and data aspects of joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions. Conor has spent 18 months on secondment in the Commercial Contracts team in Allied Irish Banks (the largest bank in the Irish market).
Conor has been published in the Commercial Law Practitioner and The King’s Inn Law Review on a number of Contract Law topics including recent developments in the rule against penalty clauses and the implied duty to act in good faith in English and Irish contract law. Conor has also co-authored, ''Outsourcing: A Practical Guide", for Globe Law and Business in 2020 which is generally regarded as the leading legal text for Outsourcing transactions. Conor lectures on the Law Society of Ireland’s Diploma in Technology Law programme and has a regular guest lecturing engagement with Technological University Dublin and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.