Philip Lee: “In my heart I am a lawyer. I love being a lawyer.” Photo: Bryan Meade

“There was a gun on the table and $10,000 in my pocket. This was not normal legal work.”

Lawyer Philip Lee has worked on everything from commercial trade disputes involving bananas to helping Ryanair secure injunctions. Along the way, he built his eponymous law firm. So, just how did he do it and what will he do next?

9th Oct, 2019 - 18 min read

His career has spanned everything from commercial trade disputes involving bananas to helping Ryanair secure injunctions. And, Philp Lee has also built a major law firm from the ground up. In this major interview, Philip Lee, the lawyer behind the eponymous law firm explains:  

  • How he helped Fyffes stake a foothold in the Latin American banana market
  • “AK47s on ships and bodyguards”: the risks to his personal safety in Honduras
  • Banana wars: his central role in the world’s largest trade dispute
  • Why Ireland has lost the plot in terms of compensation...
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