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Sam Saarsteiner


Dublin, Ireland

8-34 Percy Place, Ballsbridge
Dublin 4, D04 P5K3
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Sam Saarsteiner


Sam Saarsteiner helps clients dealing with matters of professional negligence, corporate disputes (internal and intra-company), examinerships and general litigation work. He also works with Clark Hill’s cybersecurity and data privacy team advising transatlantic and domestic clients on data privacy / GDPR matters.

Sam graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 2003 and obtained an LLM masters degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2004. He obtained a Diploma in Commercial Conveyancing in 2007. He trained in one of Ireland’s largest firms, worked in the Corporate & Commercial Department of a top-5 firm and also has in-house experience, giving him an excellent insight into the issues faced on a daily basis by SMEs.

Sam advises a wide range of clients, from high net worth individuals to large corporations in respect of complex litigation matters, employment law and landlord and tenant issues.

He is also a member of the following professional organisations: Law Society of IrelandUniversity College Dublin AlumniTrinity College Dublin Alumni and St. Andrew’s College Alumni.

Experience Includes:

  • Shareholder matters (litigious and non-litigious)
  • Share purchase and asset purchase agreements
  • Commercial leases
  • Professional indemnity litigation
  • Advising on corporate insolvencies (including liquidation, examinerships and receiverships)
  • Advising court-appointed liquidators
  • Intellectual property disputes (including domain name and trademark registrations)
  • Negotiation of settlements with banks
  • Representing clients at hearings of the Rights Commissioner and the Private Residential Tenancies Board, as well as at hearings of District, Circuit and High Court cases

Notable transactions and cases with which Sam has been recently involved include:

  • Advising a court-appointed liquidator on the liquidation of a company with approximately two thousand customers
  • Contested court liquidation petitions
  • Representing professionals at fitness to practice committees
  • Advising both companies and examiners in a large number of examinership applications
  • Advising several companies on joint venture agreements, corporate reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions
  • A successful conclusion of a debt collection claim against a high profile international online gambling business
  • Advising a number of clients on commercial Landlord / Tenant disputes
  • Advising a BES investment fund on regular investments in green technology companies
  • Advising a client on a complex claim against eight parties (including a bank and former solicitors) involving forged signatures
  • Advising a company on domain name and trade mark registration disputes
  • Advising a client on the acquisition of a pharmacy (including property and business) from a receiver
  • Establishment of an Industrial & Provident Society
  • Appeals to the Supreme Court