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McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business gives Inaugural Lecture

06 April 2017

Professor James Devenney, the new McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business at University College Dublin’s Sutherland School of Law, delivered his inaugural lecture entitled "Spies, Parking Tickets, Illegal Transactions and Insider Dealing” on Thursday, 6 April 2017. Professor Devenney reflected on four recent cases that fundamentally alter our understanding of Contract Law and have wide-reaching implications for lawyers and businesspeople alike.

Professor Devenney is currently overseeing the prestigious Master’s Degree in International Law and Business offered jointly by the UCD Sutherland School of Law and the UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business. This programme, established in 2014, offers an innovative degree for students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in law, business or related disciplines.

Commenting on Professor Devenney’s lecture, Barry Devereux, Managing Partner of McCann FitzGerald said, “James is widely recognised as a world-leading expert on Transactional Commercial Law and his inaugural lecture showed why his insight is so valuable to international business and law, and particularly important in uncertain times for trade globally. At McCann FitzGerald, we are very to have him represent our firm in the legal educational world and we look forward to building on our ongoing support of the Chair.

Professor Imelda Maher, Deputy Dean of UCD Sutherland School of Law said, “We were delighted that Professor James Devenney took up the role as McCann FitzGerald Chair in International Law and Business. His insightful and thought-provoking inaugural lecture is a real demonstration of the expertise he has already brought to the position and we look forward to him continuing to build on this work.

Professor James Devenney, McCann FitzGerald Chair in International Law and Business said, “I was delighted to join Ireland’s leading law school, UCD Sutherland School of Law to build on our global reputation for transformative, innovative and impactful legal education and research. The support of McCann FitzGerald has been essential, as their vision has created a unique opportunity to blend legal education and research with international business.