The Commercial Court deals with all types of business dispute including breach of contract, tort, property, trust and probate, IT disputes, judicial review, corporate mergers, global restructuring, insurance portfolio transfers, International Swaps and Derivatives or other investment disputes, and intellectual property disputes. The Court will soon have a specialist sub-list called the Intellectual Property and Technology List with specialist judges from the Commercial Court. There are also related specialist lists dealing with Competition cases, Arbitration matters, Strategic Infrastructure Developments , Intellectual Property and Tech, and Insolvency.
Proceedings dealt with by the Commercial Court must have a commercial dimension and generally must have a value of not less than €1m.
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Updated Practice Direction:
The President of the High Court hereby issues Practice Direction HC122 in accordance with s.11(12) and (13) of the Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020. with effect from Monday 2 October, 2023.
Please see full text of Practice Direction: HC122 - Commercial Court List
This practice direction supersedes all previous practice directions in relation to the Commercial List and in particular HC 93, HC 113 and HC 85. This practice direction will come into operation on 2 October 2023 and is issued in accordance with the general authority of the President of the High Court and with section 11 (12) and (13) of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020, insofar as it relates to remote hearings.