David advises on all aspects of intellectual property law including trademark issues, copyright matters, patents, trade secrets, design rights, confidential information and know how. In the field of Information Technology law, he advises on all aspects of e-commerce, internet law, software arrangements and related technology matters.
David has particular expertise in the area of data protection and privacy, including GDPR compliance issues. He assists clients on a wide range of data issues including processing arrangements, international data transfers, data protection impact assessments, data breaches, application of personal rights and regulatory investigations.
He also advises on telecommunications law and regulation in Ireland.
Admitted as a solicitor in 1997
Diploma in Legal Studies, 1993, DIT Rathmines
B.Comm. 1992, University College Dublin
Member of the Law Society of Ireland, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the European Community Trademark Association (ECTA). David also sits on the legal working group of the Irish Internet Association (IIA). David is a Registered Trade Mark Agent.
Achievements and Endorsements
“David went above and beyond in a difficult trade mark matter. David is the perfect business partner when things get difficult – extremely fast and reliable, and good for cost transparency and thinking outside the box. Highly recommended.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022
“David leads the team, which frequently collaborates with the firm’s corporate team to handle matters.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
“I have known David Hackett for many years – especially for his IP work and he brings a positive, problem solving outlook whilst being a pleasure to deal with. He doesn’t make a drama out of a crisis and is good value for money in a market that is often very expensive.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
“David brings a positive, problem-solving outlook whilst being a pleasure to deal with. He has rounded enough experience that he can approach matters with creativity.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
“David is very easy to deal with and will get back very quickly”
Chambers Europe, 2018
“David is recognised as a leading individual”
Chambers Europe, 2017
Managing Partner David Hackett is “very hands-on and client-focused.”
Chambers Europe, 2016
Managing Partner David Hackett is ‘an excellent leader.’
Legal 500 EMEA, 2016
Eugene F. Collins’ ‘professional and knowledgeable’ group is headed by ‘expert in the field’ David Hackett.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2015
Clients find ‘he gives very clear and very good advice.’
Chambers Europe, 2014
David Hackett is praised for his ability to combine ‘legal rigour with a balanced approach to the matter in hand.’
Legal 500 EMEA, 2014