Hugh Kane heads up our Commercial Dispute Resolution team, with specialties in restructuring and planning law. He is results-driven, and is as comfortable to mediate as to litigate.
He has represented clients as diverse as radio stations, quarry-owners, and developers. He has defended banks in respect of their lending practices; and advised them on enforcement strategies. He has advised regulators on the interpretation of their statutory powers and functions; and has also advised in judicial reviews.
Recently, Hugh has advised clients in securing Springboard and Anton Piller orders; mediated several shareholding disputes; advised shareholders on an examinership; advised the liquidator of an adoption agency in connection with myriad claims; and advised clients on the likely impact of SCARP.
A graduate of University College of Dublin, Hugh has practiced for 25 years, and is a founding partner of Kane Tuohy.
Recently, Hugh has advised clients on successfully securing “Springboard” and “Anton Pillar”-type orders in a conspiracy action.
On company law matters, Hugh has assisted clients to resolve several shareholding and partnership disputes; advised shareholders on a recent examinership; advised a liquidator of an adoption agency in connection with myriad claims; and advised clients on the likely impact of SCARP.
Hugh also has a planning speciality, and recently successfully resisted a Section 160 planning injunction brought by his client’s business competitor; and provides strategic advices on data centre connection issues (involving the CRU and Eirgrid).
While much of Hugh’s work involves litigation avoidance, Hugh has extensive experience in Chancery matters and since in Commercial Court cases since it was established, ranging from judicial reviews of statutory entities, to acting for multi-nationals on financial lines indemnity issues, to acting for Banks and receivers in judgment and/or injunction suits.