David Cantrell

David is a Partner in Dispute Resolution Law and head of the Firm’s Immigration Law Group. He is recognised nationally and internationally as one of Ireland’s foremost immigration law specialists.

David’s expertise in commercial litigation encompasses environmental law, anti-trust, business tort litigation, corporate law and shareholder actions, IP and IT litigation. He has worked extensively with leisure, oil, life science and shipping companies and also financial institutions.

Admitted as a solicitor in 1988
B.C.L. (1983), University College Dublin

A founding member of the European Immigration Lawyers Group.

Achievements and Endorsements

“David is hugely experienced in insurance disputes, notably professional negligence and commercial cases…also an expert in immigration law.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

“David has a particular specialism in immigration law…one of the standout partners that I work with…brings a strategic perspective coupled with a comprehensive grasp of details. He has strong technical knowledge and use this to ensure that the focus is on the most critical issues.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

“David is very approachable and calm. He thinks through and sticks with our agreed strategy despite the many moving elements.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

David has contributed to immigration law publications and conferences to include European Immigration Law, Business and Entry and Residency in Europe, Business Guide to Immigration Law, Going Global Trends in Outboard Immigration and features regularly in the Who’s Who Legal Corporate Immigration publications.

David led and managed the team which successfully challenged the transfer of various loans held by Mr. Paddy McKillen’s group to the National Asset Management Agency.

David held the position of Managing Partner of the Firm for three terms from 2000 – 2009

David Cantrell is recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2022

David Cantrell

D: +353 1 202 6437
E: D.Cantrell@aglaw.com