Our Commercial Contracts & Sourcing team advises on structuring, drafting and negotiation of all types of contracts. As experts in complex, high-value commercial transactions, we advise blue-chip clients across a wide range of sectors on the contractual issues that go to the very core of their businesses.
Having one of the largest teams in Ireland in this area means we can offer a depth of resources and breadth of expertise that helps secure the best contractual outcomes for our clients. As trusted business advisers, we assist our clients navigate the confusing array of regulations and obligations applying to their business.
We specialise in providing commercially focused advice to a wide range of public and private clients, applying our strategic knowledge and formulating innovative contractual structures. Our pragmatic drafting is based on a fundamental understanding of the underlying industry - we know what issues are important and how best to address them, resulting in more focused contracts, and more efficient negotiations. Whatever kind of contract you need, we have the right skills and the right experience to help you close your deal.
• ICT contracts
• Framework and Master Service Agreements
• Partnership and collaboration agreements
• Distribution contracts
• Agency contracts (including advising on commercial agency issues)
• Franchise arrangements
• Procurement contracts
• Terms of sale / service
• Marketing, advertising and media contracts
• Sales and promotion laws
To find out more about how we can help you and your business, please contact one of the team members listed.
Chambers & Partners 2019
The team has “a lot of experience” and can “anticipate” issues.
“The lawyers understand the issues and the pressures, are quite personable and are readily available at short notice”.
Legal 500, 2019
The team has “incomparable commercial acumen” and provides “excellent, practical, business-savvy advice”.
Legal 500, 2018
“Business acumen and ability to give practical advice is impeccable”
Chambers Europe, 2015
"The team is phenomenal - super efficient, productive and business oriented."
Advised the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) on the drafting and negotiation of a contract for the roll out, operation and 25-year maintenance of the multi-billion euro National Broadband Plan (NBP) which will provide broadband access wholesale services across a substantial part of Ireland
Advised Nest Labs, a leader in smart home products, on a full suite of commercial contracts for Ireland and across Europe, with wholesalers, retailers, online sellers and platforms, installation companies, and energy/utility companies.
Advised a national bank on an outsourcing contract to achieve the complex multi-million euro material outsourcing of its entire IT security function
Advised a national broadcaster on the contract for the supply of multi-source state of the art technology system for the delivery of an internet streaming catch-up TV service.
Advised the DCCAE on a contract for the design, operation and maintenance of the National Postcode System (Eircode).
Advised a national broadcaster on a contract for the implementation of a new core IT system for its HR and finance functions.
Advised companies such as Fujitsu, Capgemini, PwC, Travelport and Allied Foods on outsourcing agreements, framework agreements, technology licences, international services and sales agreements, and consultancy agreements.
Advised a government body on the drafting and negotiating of a contract to implement a key turnkey ICT system.
Advised a global provider of high tech security software on a software licence, supply and services agreement for the supply of our client’s system for use by an Irish financial institution’s online banking platform.
Advised an Irish University on the design and supply agreement for a 10 year transformational IT project.
Advised an Irish hospital, on the drafting and negotiation of a contract for the roll out of a cloud based electronic health records solution.
Advised the DCCAE on a contract for the operation and maintenance of the Emergency Call Answering Service.