John O'Connor

Partner, William Fry

John is a Partner in William Fry’s Technology and Data Protection Group.

He specialises in complex and large scale technology and outsourcing transactions including systems integration and implementation arrangements, licensing, IT and business process outsourcings and cloud services.

John is also a specialist in the area of data protection and cyber security law and advises on general compliance, data processing arrangements, data transfers, hosting, regulatory issues and best practice. He has gained particular experience of advising technology, life sciences and financial services organisations on major outsourcings and on ‘big data’ projects including the procurement and deployment of FinTech.

John is a frequent public speaker and has been widely published in legal and business journals in Ireland, the US and the UK. He is Chair of the Irish division of The Society for Computers and Law and a member of the Irish Government Data Forum. John is ranked as a leading individual in the technology area by Legal 500, Chambers, and Best Lawyers.