Audrey is an intelligent litigator and strategist who brings clear vision to the most complex of legal problems. Her practice focuses on complex commercial, online content, taxation disputes and investigations, often with an international dimension. She frequently advises international clients (including foreign law firms) on cross border issues and has a particular interest in white collar crime compliance and contentious issues. Audrey has unique experience in the Irish market of co-ordinating international litigation including fraud and asset tracing across multiple jurisdictions. As a result, she has extensive experience in dealing with regulatory bodies such as the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation and the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.
Audrey has particular expertise in relation to tax disputes and investigations, representing clients before the Tax Appeals Commission and the High Court on referral. She also has extensive expertise in relation to digital media disputes and regarding a variety of contentious issues affecting online platforms.
Audrey is experienced in managing large-scale discovery by electronic means in the context of her busy commercial court practice. She has been centrally involved in pioneering the use of technology assisted review (TAR) in the Irish Commercial Court in large scale discoveries.
Audrey is a CEDR accredited Mediator and has participated in many mediations involving a variety of disputes, both as Mediator and advisor.
Audrey is a member of Women in White Collar Crime Defence Association and board member of the Irish Women Lawyer’s Association and the Peter McVerry Trust.
Key highlights include advising:
- Online platforms in respect of a variety of contentious issues arising in respect of content, jurisdiction, and forum shopping.
- Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (in special liquidation)
- on legacy issues and criminal and regulatory investigations.
- in the defence of high-profile proceedings challenging the validity of security taken by IBRC regarding loans granted to the Quinn Group and family amounting to approximately €3 billion.
- in the context of the Quinn family litigation on international asset tracing, countering fraud, investigations and the appointment of Receivers and Liquidators over entities in offshore jurisdictions.
- Financial institutions in relation to issues affecting their security and on recovery strategies including debt recovery and obtaining and executing judgments.
- Recognition and Enforcement of foreign judgements for a variety of clients both inside and outside the EU.
- A UK plc in respect of a complex cross border investigation in the funds sector.
- A variety of clients regarding cross border investigations regarding suspected fraud/white collar crime.
- A Canadian plc in the defence of High Court proceedings regarding claims for breach of contract and conspiracy.
- A Religious Order in the context of the Commission of Inquiry in to Mother and Baby Homes set up by the Government in 2015.
- A large multi-national on its appeal to the Tax Appeals Commission in respect of a ruling by the Irish Revenue Commissioners regarding Capital Gains Tax payable in respect of the sale of certain Irish loans.
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