ICEL EU Civil Litigation Update

The ICEL held a conference which examined a number of important issues in civil litigation of interest to all practitioners.  It focussed on the role of the Charter generally and in commercial litigation and updated practitioners on competition law and jurisdictional issues.

Thursday 10th March 16:30 – 19:30 (Registration 16:00)

DDRC, Distillery Building

Speakers, topics and chairs

  • Chair of the first session: The Hon. Mr. Justice Liam McKechnie, Supreme Court, Dublin
  • Chair of the second session: The Hon. Mr. Justice Max Barrett, High Court, Dublin
  • Noel Travers SC – Recent Developments in Choice of Jurisdiction and Choice of Law in Civil Litigation: Brussels 1 and Brussels 2 Regulations, Rome 1 and 2 Regulations and the Insolvency Regulations.
  • Dr Suzanne Kingston BL – The Charter of Fundamental Rights in Irish litigation.  The scope of application of the Charter and where has it had the most impact in Irish litigation.
  • Dr Vincent Power, A&L Goodbody – An overview of recent developments in Irish and European Competition Law.
  • Robert O’Donoghue BL, Brick Court Chambers, London – The use of the Charter in commercial litigation and recent developments in English competition litigation, including the impact of the EU Damages Directive.


Cases considered

P.O. v Min for Justice [2015] IESC 64

Min for Justice v O’Connor [2015] IECA 227

AIB Plc v Aqua Fresh Fish Limited [2015] IEHC 184

T.D. v Min for Justice  [2014] IESC 29,

M.M. v Min for Justice [2013] IEHC 9

H.N. v Min for Justice [2012] IESC 58

Case C-310/14 Nike European Operations C-302/13 Lithuanian Airlines

Case C-605/14 Komu

Celtic Atlantic Salmond v Aller Acqua [2014] IEHC 421

Case C-322/14 Jaouad El Majdoub

Joined Cases C-359 & C-475/14 ERGO

Case C-594/14 Kornhaas