Colm MacKernan

Colm MacKernan
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Colm MacKernan is admitted to practice law in three countries and several jurisdictions. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales; on the roll of solicitors in the Republic of Ireland; a Member of the New York Bar, as well as various US Federal Courts; and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the London Court of International Arbitration. He represents high technology companies in Asia, the United States and Europe on complex international matters including transactions, intellectual property, litigation and competition/antitrust.

He is a director (principal) of the London based international technology boutique law-firm Origin and served as general counsel of ARM, the microprocessor architecture developer, Psion, who developed the early palm-top computers, and spent several years in Japanese and US private practice specialising in international IP, antitrust and technology litigation and transactions and was a stagiaire at the European Commission’s Competition Directorate.


He holds an undergraduate degree in Physics and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Georgetown and has authored two legal books, one republished as an online encyclopaedic glossary of international technology terms, and numerous chapters of books and publications by organisations such as UNCITRAL and the Oxford University Press.

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