Ireland for Law General Counsel Summit

The Law Society of Ireland invites members of the Irish legal community to attend the Ireland for Law General Counsel Summit in Blackhall Place on the morning of Tuesday 28 February 2023. 3 CPD hours are available.

IFL General Counsel Summit

  • Date: Tuesday 28 February 2023

  • Time: 8am to 12 noon (speakers begin 8.20am)

  • Venue: Presidents’ Hall, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

The summit is targeted at general counsel and will focus on how to continue to increase the role of Irish lawyers in providing legal services to the global business community and promoting Ireland's advantages as a jurisdiction for legal transactions, including dispute resolution. The keynote speakers will be:

  • Attorney General Rossa Fanning SC, and 

  • President of the High Court, Justice David Barniville.

There will also be a panel to discuss the opportunities to grow the sector and next steps in promoting the initiative in Ireland and internationally with speakers:

  • Rory Flynn, Head of Legal, Wells Fargo Bank International

  • Abigail St. John Kennedy, European Chief Counsel, Elavon Financial Services DAC

  • Killian Kiely, Senior Corporate Council DCC plc

  • Sinéad Power, Litigation Counsel, EMEA & APAC, Stripe

  • Elaine Fox, Head of Privacy Europe, TikTok

  • Ciaran Healy, Head of Corporate Legal and General Counsel, CDB Aviation

Attendance at this event qualifies for 3 CPD Hours. 

For more information, download the summit agenda.

Registration for this event has now closed. A waiting list is available. If you would like to register your interest in attending, please contact

About the summit

The summit will consider the results of a Law Society survey of corporate General Counsel, which was completed by RED C Research. The research examined key issues relating to how the legal needs of Irish and international businesses are met in Ireland. The findings identified opportunities to make Ireland even more attractive as a destination for international clients and to promote Ireland and Irish law as a venue for major legal and commercial transactions.

Conference attendees will hear from keynote speakers, Red C, and a panel of general counsel from some of the leading multinationals doing business in Ireland. 

Speakers will discuss the research findings with key stakeholders with the goal of charting a way forward for increasing the amount of multinational legal work transacted in Ireland using Irish law.

About Ireland for Law

Ireland for Law is the Irish Government’s International Legal Services Strategy. This strategy has been created to represent and position Ireland’s international legal services industry. The objective is to promote Irish law and Irish legal services to the international business community in recognition of Ireland being the only English-speaking common-law jurisdiction in the European Union.

Ireland for Law is supported by the Law Society of Ireland, the Bar of Ireland, Department of Justice, IDA, large legal firms and other partners. For more information, visit

More information

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Registration in advance is required to attend this event. The Law Society reserves the right to refuse admission.