About Thomas

Thomas is a partner in our litigation & dispute resolution team and heads up our crisis management and white collar crime units. Thomas works with Irish and international businesses across all sectors, financial institutions and state bodies. Thomas specialises in complex commercial disputes and has particular experience advising financial institutions and corporate clients involved in claims for professional negligence, breach of contract, security enforcement, judicial review and property disputes.

Thomas advises clients on many aspects of administrative decision-making and following fair procedures as well as obligations under Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation.

Thomas was admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) and as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2008. He spent two years working in the commercial litigation department of a large Cayman Islands law firm.

Thomas won the Client Choice Award for Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Ireland in 2018.

Relevant Experience

  • The Football Association Premier League Limited (the organising body of the Premier League in England and Wales) in a Commercial Court application seeking an order blocking the illegal streaming of Premier League matches in Ireland. This application was the first of its kind in Ireland as it targeted streaming servers rather than websites
  • Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) in an application to the High Court to appoint inspectors to Independent News and Media plc
  • Weavering Macro Fixed Income fund, a Cayman Islands domiciled fund in Commercial Court proceedings seeking inspection of all documents relating to the fund which was administered in Ireland
  • A National Utility Provider in a multi-million euro arbitration dispute concerning the development and design of its utility service

  • Global Student Accommodation in High Court proceedings against a number of unlawful occupiers of a development site
  • Motion Pictures Association, a trade association of eight major Hollywood studios, in a landmark case against nine internet service providers to prevent downloading of copyrighted material

Thomas O’Dwyer is impressive. He is our go-to advisor for white-collar crime. Thomas has an amazing ability to understand the business environment in which we operate, that leaves us with the confidence that we are working with the best in the market.
Legal 500 2024
Thomas O’Dwyer is razor sharp. He doesn’t just understand the law, he understands the business environment in which we operate and always tailors his strategy around the solution that works for our business. Thomas O’Dwyer has been a key strategic advisor for our business.
Legal 500 2024
Thomas O’Dwyer – astute, pro-active and pragmatic.
Legal 500 2024
Thomas O’Dwyer is solution focussed and understands the commercial concerns of clients when providing legal advice. When dealing with him, you get the sense that you are dealing with the best
Legal 500 2023
Thomas O’Dwyer is the full package – very knowledgeable, strategic thinker, super-responsive and calm under pressure. He is constantly looking around corners, so clients don’t have to.
Legal 500 2023
Thomas O’Dwyer is a stand-out partner – interested, energetic, and always available to do what’s best for the client.
Legal 500 2021
Thomas O’Dwyer was exceptional. The dispute resolution case we recently entered was successfully negotiated by Thomas with constant updates and concise advice prior to decisions.
Legal 500 2020
Totally committed
Legal 500 2018
Excellent: very helpful and engaged.
Chambers & Partners 2017
Very responsive
Legal 500 2016