Robert F. Browne

Robert F. Browne

Partner

IFSC, Dublin

Tel: +353 (0) 1 859 0100
Fax: +353 (0) 1 670 2988

Email: rbrowne@mckr.ie

Experience

Robert Browne is a Partner at McKeever Solicitors, qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He advises extensively on all aspects of Commercial Litigation, Injunctions, Financial Services and insurance, Corporate and Private Client Litigation.

In recent times he has been focused on providing advisory and litigation services to Companies and Financial Institutions, including litigating on Hedge Fund losses, injunctions, repudiation of Insurance Contracts, receivership, insolvency and asset recovery matters. He has extensive experience in Commercial Court matters including prosecuting and defending injunctions and enforcement of commercial and insurance contracts.

He advises Financial Institutions on all aspects of debt recovery and enforcement of judgements, including their legal entitlements to recover mortgaged properties and where parties have attempted to put assets beyond reach of creditors or dissipated their assets with a view to avoiding their liabilities.

He has extensive experience acting for clients in prosecuting and defending professional negligence claims, product liability, public liability and motor insurance claims.

He acts for the largest Energy supplier to the Irish market providing a range of advisory and litigation services.

He is fluent in French and has advised Financial Institutions on the taking of security in France.

Robert also has some knowledge of German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Professional Bodies

Law Society of Ireland

Dublin Solicitors' Bar Association

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Education

BA UCD

FCI ARB

Law Society of Ireland (M1990)

Languages

French

Recently Authored

Review of Time Limits on Tax Avoidance Matters

12 April 2017

The Supreme Court delivered a decision in the case of Droog v Revenue Commissioners on 6th October 2016, and held that the 4 year time limits for the process of Revenue “forming an opinion” under Section 811 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 applied.

General Data Protection Regulation Guidelines

12 December 2016

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has just released a guidance note on the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). This is the first in a series to assist organisations in their preparations towards full compliance with the GDPR when it comes into force on 25 May 2018.

Proper regulation of the processing of personal data is intended to help to bridge the so-called ‘trust gap’ between business and the consumer who entrusts personal data to it, with a resultant increase in electronic commerce as well as consumer business.

Concussion and the Law

6 December 2016

The issue of concussion and injury to the brain as a result of impact sustained through sport has become increasingly controversial in recent years.

The emergence of medical data linking mental health conditions such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Alzheimer’s disease and depression to head trauma suffered during high impact sport has resulted in an increasing volume of litigation in which sport’s governing bodies are being held legally accountable for sport related brain injuries.

What is the duty of care of governing bodies to exposing participants to brain injuries?

European Account Preservation Order

26 October 2016

EU Regulation 655/2014 has been adopted by Ireland and creates a Mareva Injunction type relief across member states. In effect, it will make it more difficult for Debtor’s to put assets beyond reach of lawful Creditors.

New Rights for Individuals in upcoming Data Protection Reform

12 April 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation due to become law later this year will spur businesses to review their data policies and procedures to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the new regulation.

Is there a role for Body Worn Cameras in security monitoring?

5 February 2016

Have you ever had that funny feeling that you are being secretly watched? Is it legal for others to secretly keep watch and record our movements?

The answer to that is that it depends on where you are and what you are doing.

Repudiation of Insurance Contracts: New Reform of UK Law

12 November 2015

The UK Insurance Act of 2015 will come into effect in August 2016. It has updated the law relating to Insurance and has sought to strike more balance between Insurance Companies and Policy Holders. Hopefully the Irish legislature will sit up and take notice.

Repudiation of Insurance Contracts

9 June 2015

The duty of someone completing a proposal form for insurance is to volunteer information to an insurance company where the information would appear to a prudent insurer to be material to a decision whether to accept a risk, and on what terms.