Commercial agreements and advices

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Commercial agreements and advices2019-01-14T14:43:07+00:00

Specialist commercial advices and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts for the public and private sector.

Our commercial agreements and advices unit has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts for clients in the public and private sectors.


We have acted extensively for distributors, agents and the companies appointing them. The correct channels of distribution for any business is vital and we provide assistance on all aspects of these arrangements including advice on the rights and obligations of the parties, The European Communities (Commercial Agents) Regulations 1994, the application of competition law, advice on the protection of intellectual property rights and the application of the European Communities (Protection of Employees on the Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations, 2003.
We have acted extensively for both franchisors and franchisees in different sectors and dealt with all aspects of the contractual arrangements including, master franchise agreements and licensing aspects, property/premises arrangements, the application of competition law and advice on the protection of intellectual property rights. Comprehensive contractual arrangements and protection of the brand format is vital to building a successful and valuable franchise business. We have been involved in projects across the different development stages ranging from start up franchises to the sale of successful franchise businesses.
We advise companies in different sectors on all aspects of their terms and conditions of sale/purchase, including limitation of liability clauses, penalty provisions, retention of title, consumer law, e-commerce issues concerning on-line selling, the application of competition law and issues arising on the international supply/purchase of goods/services.
Outsourcing the provision of services can be a useful tool in building and maintaining a successful business. We advise on all contractual aspects, employment law issues, information technology and licensing issues. We have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating contracts for the provision of services in a wide variety of sectors. We also advise regularly in drafting inter-group and consultancy agreements.
We provide advice on partnership agreements in a number of different sectors.

Contact one of our Commercial agreements and advices team

Shane Costelloe

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445529

George Kennedy


T: +353 61 445516

Neil O’Gorman

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445547
George Kennedy – Next Generation Lawyer
Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Holmes O'Malley Sexton’s team is led by the ‘outstanding’ George Kennedy, who is based in Dublin; Kennedy advised the shareholders on the sale of Barringtons Hospital to Bons Secours Group. In Limerick, senior associate Shane Costelloe impresses with his ‘work rate and attention to detail’.
Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
Next Generation Lawyer: George Kennedy
Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Holmes O’Malley Sexton shows the ability to ‘simplify rather than complicate legal issues’. Recent work includes a number of multimillion-euro M&A deals, as well as advising NVMdurance on a series A funding round. The ‘very solution-driven’ George Kennedy heads the practice from Dublin, with some colleagues being based in Limerick.
Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Winner of Munster Law Firm of the Year 2012, 2014 and 2015
Irish Law Awards

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