Our Practice Areas
We are a leading business law firm.
Experienced and innovative, we provide
pragmatic and client-centred advice to
ambitious companies and entrepreneurs
Mergers and Acquisitions / Corporate Transactions
Capital Raising and Investment
Intellectual Property and Technology
We advise on how best to protect, exploit and commercialise intellectual property. We have particular experience in relation to software development, licensing and support, as well as integration, outsourcing, facilities management and other ICT services agreements.
Our client base is diverse, operating in a range of industries. In addition to advising some of Ireland’s leading early stage companies, we provide advice to third-level institutions, spin-out companies and multi-national corporations operating in Ireland. We have also advised a consortia of leading Irish companies on the intellectual property arrangements underpinning a number of State funded research centres in Ireland.
We have extensive experience across all areas of commercial contracts including agency, distribution, joint ventures, sales and marketing, franchising, manufacturing, outsourcing, e-commerce and licensing. We work alongside our clients and their other advisers in negotiating commercial arrangements, which often involves our lawyers leading discussions and managing complex projects to a successful conclusion.
Corporate and Business Structures
We advise on the complex legal issues that arise from group reorganisations, whether in connection with a proposed corporate transaction or the rationalisation of existing operations. These projects often involve steps such as share buy-backs, shareholder distributions, capital reductions or business transfers, each of which require careful analysis and implementation. We help scaling businesses to navigate the relevant issues but also advise multi-national corporations, particularly in respect of establishing a presence in Ireland.
Corporate Governance and Compliance
We cover the full spectrum of corporate governance and risk management issues as companies across all sectors face increasingly complex compliance challenges in a variety of areas, with the risk of significant financial and reputational damage. We advise on such issues for companies, directors, board committees, shareholders, venture capital and private equity investors and others.
Banking & Finance
We have significant experience of acquisition finance, refinancings, corporate facilities, real estate finance and debt restructuring in each case across a broad range of industry sectors. Established relationships with our clients, both borrowers and lenders , means we have an acute awareness of all the typical issues arising on both sides of finance transactions. The approach of our team is practical and collaborative, with a clear focus on helping you achieve your business objectives.
Our team frequently advises on the leasing, acquisition and disposal of commercial property and we have represented purchasers, vendors, landlords and tenants during all stages of complex commercial property transactions. We partner with our clients to understand their objectives and support them in obtaining the results that they need. Our team delivers solutions and robust advice, in each case firmly rooted in commercial reality, within tight timetables and on budget.
We advise on the complex issues that arise in the management of employment and HR matters. We assist corporate clients on all elements of the employment law relationship, including the hiring process, probation, promotions, performance issues, redundancy, and termination of employment. We guide employers through the sometimes contentious field of employment law with the aim of protecting the employer from a matter developing into an employment law claim. We count amongst our employment clients some of the principal participants in various sectors of the Irish economy.
Our lawyers are recognised as experts in their field, and leverage their deep knowledge of the legal and business landscape to the benefits of all of our clients.