About Chris Bollard
Chris is a partner in the Technology and Innovation team. He advises clients on a host of data protection, information technology, e-commerce and intellectual property issues. Prior to joining Matheson, Chris spent eight years with another leading Irish law firm.
Chris advises local and international companies on compliance with data protection laws including GDPR compliance, data processing agreements, international data transfers, data protection impact assessments and data access requests. He has particular experience advising international, data rich companies who are doing business in Ireland.
Chris also advises on the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property including software licences, software development agreements, intellectual property assignments and intellectual property transfers in the context of mergers and acquisitions.
On the e-commerce side, Chris is frequently called on to advise companies selling goods and services online. As well as the core of IT/DP and IP issues, he also advises on more niche regulatory matters such as gambling law, the law relating to promotions and advertising, e-signatures and the Commercial Agents Directive.
Chris is a regular speaker on data protection issues and has lectured on the Law Society’s professional course for trainee solicitors as well as the Certificate in Data Protection Law course and the Diploma in Technology Law course. Chris has also spoken in start-up incubators such as Nova (UCD), the Ryan Academy (DCU), and Launchbox (Trinity). Chris is a co-author of the Irish chapter of the European Lawyers Reference book on Gaming Law (1st, 2nd and 3rd editions).