- Bar of England & Wales
- Other Memberships:
- Revenue Bar Assoc. (UK)
- Other Languages:
- German (Fluent)
- Direct Professional Access:
Shane O’Driscoll accepts instructions across all aspects of tax law, data protection and related commercial matters. He has a particular interest in technology. He is dual qualified as an Irish barrister and in England and Wales and in addition to his Irish practice, he is a tenant in the leading tax chambers in England, Old Square Tax Chambers.
Shane has significant commercial experience. He was in practice at the bar in Ireland (2005-2012), appearing regularly before courts of all levels, with a general Civil practice. In 2012, he temporarily left the Bar for the commercial world, holding senior legal roles responsible for Europe and the Middle East in software and technology companies, while also leading on GDPR.
He was a computer programmer in a former life and has technical expertise and a fundamental understanding of the workings of crypto currency, blockchain and related technologies.
Shane is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Bitcoin Professional.
He has rights of audience in the Courts of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”).
In 2022 Shane was appointed to the European Data Protection Board’s Expert Panel in the areas of:
- Technical expertise in new technologies and information security, and
- Legal expertise in new technologies.