Ronan Lupton is a Senior Counsel practising in the areas of Commercial, Chancery and Media Law and has a keen interest in privacy law. He has particular expertise in Defamation, Data Protection, eCommerce, Freedom of Expression, Intellectual Property, Privacy and Media Contempt, and has a special interest in Shareholder Oppression Disputes and Communications Regulatory Law. In addition to his legal practice, Ronan lectures on the Data Protection and Governance Law programme and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Sutherland School of Law at University College Dublin. He has taught Data Protection and Privacy Law at both undergraduate and post graduate level. Ronan is a media law adviser to a number of large media organisations and routinely advises on prepublication and post publication matters. He also advises on complex commercial and technology contracting matters in both the private and public law spheres. He appears as counsel in all forms of commercial, chancery and media law disputes. Ronan was called to the Bar in 2008 and became a Senior Counsel in 2021. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2019. Ronan has acted as an adviser to the Government on media related matters and issues connected to online content, online harms and the welfare and safety of children online.
In addition to a civil law practice, Ronan has an active interest in developments in communications regulation and competition law. He has very significant experience in both areas and held a number of senior management roles in the telecommunications and Internet sectors prior to commencing his legal practice at the bar in 2008. He currently acts as independent chair to the telecommunications industry association ALTO.