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36 Civil are very pleased to announce that Martin Hayden SC has joined Chambers.

24th October 2017

Martin is considered one of the leading experts in Commercial Law, Aviation, Banking, Tax and Competition.

Martin began practicing in in 1987, at the Irish Bar and subsequently to the Inner Irish Bar in 2001. He was called to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 2014. 

For the past twenty years, he has been involved in extensive, high profile commercial litigation cases, and has appeared regularly in the Superior Courts of Ireland and the European Court of Justice.

Martin has also taken on major inquiries, appearing for Ryanair’s challenge to the construction of the Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport, the Mahon Tribunal, the Blood Tribunal and is acting now on behalf of Ryanair in Judicial Review proceedings in relation to the new Northern Runway Development.

Martin’s expertise and specialist knowledge of e-contracts has him regularly acting for the largest airline in Europe, and one of the largest Banks in Ireland.

During his career, he has acted in a number of successful competition and public procurement cases, such as the Nurendale Limited t/a Panda Waste Services v. Dublin City Council, which resulted in the rendering void of the entire Dublin Waste Management Plan which led to the cessation of the development of a €650 million waste incinerator plant.

Notably, Martin has also regularly acted in Aviation Law cases, in relation to the operation of Dublin airport. In addition, his contribution to employment law on behalf of international corporations has helped to successfully challenge legislative intervention to impose mandatory Trade Union recognition in employment negotiations.

A major element of Martin’s work relates to litigation involving intellectual property breach. In particular, he is involved in extensive litigation in relation to screen scraping litigation. He is presently acting on behalf of a major airline who is challenging Google’s entitlement to use and operate its “Adwords” platform on the basis that it amounts to a breach of the target company’s intellectual property.”

With Martin’s extensive background in high profile commercial litigation and public law cases, 36 Civil are delighted to welcome him as a valuable member of the civil team.


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