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Eamon Chawke

Éamon Chawke



Éamon advises on intellectual property, data protection and commercial law matters. His clients operate in a diverse range of sectors and include authors and architects, designers and developers, photographers and publishers, and more.

He also advises industry leaders in various sectors, including fashion, finance and robotics. He has a particular interest in trade marks and branding strategy, data protection and privacy, complex commercial contracts, and problem-solving generally.

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Background & Qualifications

  • Trained and qualified as a solicitor with Matheson, a leading Irish law firm
  • Gained further experience in financial and commercial law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, an American law firm with offices in London
  • Qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in April 2015, and in England and Wales in June 2015
  • Undergraduate degree in Law and the Irish language (BCL)
  • Postgraduate degree in Law (LLB) from University College Cork
  • Postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property Law (PGDip) from the University of Oxford

Memberships & Associations

  • Law Society of Ireland and the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)


“Eamon Chawke has been our key point of contact and relationship manager since we came on board with Briffa. He embodies everything we enjoy about working with Briffa.

In addition to exceptional service, what sets Eamon apart is his egalitarian demeanour. We have been with Briffa since Eamon was an associate and we noticed no change in our level of service as he moved from associate to partner.”

– Testimonial from Legal500

Eamon Chawke

“Before I joined Briffa, I had decided that I wouldn’t work 100 hours a week for a large commercial firm, but neither would I limit myself to just one client or sector by working as an in-house lawyer.

When I got the job at Briffa, I hit the jackpot. The firm combines all the best bits of a top-tier law firm on the one hand and a scrappy start-up on the other.

We work with an excellent team of people who are smart, driven and have a passion for IP. But we also believe in a work-life balance, embracing diversity and change, and having a relaxed and friendly working environment. The result is that when a client comes to Briffa for legal advice, they don’t meet a legal robot. They meet well-rounded people, who aren’t afraid to bring their personality to work, and who have the skills and the experience to deliver excellent legal advice in a practical and solution-orientated way.”

– Éamon Chawke