Expertise

Commercial Contracts & Sourcing

Our Commercial Contracts team advises on the drafting and negotiation of every type of contract, from standard terms of sale to complex ICT and outsourcing arrangements. Our expertise is in complex, high-value commercial transactions, and on contracts which go to the very core of our clients' businesses. Whatever kind of contract you need, we have the right experience to advise you on it.

We have one of the largest dedicated commercial contracts teams in Ireland – that means a depth of resources, and breadth of expertise, to negotiate the best terms for our clients.  And all our lawyers apply a business-focused approach for our clients.

Our legal knowledge and pragmatic drafting is based on a fundamental understanding of the underlying industry and sector. We know what issues are important and how best to deal with them, resulting in more focused contracts, and more efficient negotiations.. We also understand that in most instances, the priority for our clients is to create and maintain effective trading relationships with their customers and suppliers.

We advise a wide range of public and private clients, applying our strategic and business knowledge to support our clients’ interests. We act as business advisers, helping our clients deal with the confusing array of regulations and obligations applying to their business.

Our Commercial Contracts team includes lawyers with previous industry experience across a range of sectors including technology, retail, food and beverage, financial services and education, so whatever type of contract is involved, we have the right mix of experience at the right level to meet our clients' needs.  

Our Services 

• 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.

Recommendations

Chambers & Partners Europe, 2015

"The team is phenomenal - super efficient, productive and business oriented."

Chambers & Partners Europe, 2014

‘The firm…has great technology experience and knowledge…It gives practical advice, has strong business acumen and keeps us regularly updated with what is going on.’

Recent Work

  • The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources:This is one of the highest value and strategically important contracts currently being negotiated in Ireland. We are acting for the Department in drafting and negotiating this major 25-year contract for the roll out, operation and maintenance of next generation broadband access wholesale services across a substantial part of Ireland.  
  • We had previously advised the Department on two other long-term contracts, one for the design, operation and maintenance of the National Postcode System, the other for the operation and maintenance of the Emergency Call Answering Service.
  • Anonymous Content, a Los Angeles film, television and talent management company instructed our team on Irish law aspects of the production and distribution contracts for the films “Spotlight” and “The Revenant”. 
  • We advised a leading broadcaster on the contract for the procurement of multi-source state of the art technology systems for the delivery of ‘over the top’ TV. 
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