Commercial and Business
Contemporary business relationships have become more complex, particularly with continual legislative and regulatory developments. Our Commercial and Business team supports business clients with their day-to-day corporate and regulatory queries and activities, in their transactions, their corporate work, mergers and acquisitions (domestic and cross-border), and in litigation.
Our clients are public bodies and state agencies, public and private corporations, multinationals, SMEs, banks and financial institutions, private equity holders and sole traders. We are proud of our track record of working with some of Ireland’s leading corporations, along with start-up businesses who have grown to become strong corporate players.
We work closely with each client to meet their requirements based on their concerns, needs and expectations. Our team combines business insight with legal excellence and focuses on achieving practical and commercially-aware solutions.
Our services cover:
- Business establishment in Ireland
- Company law
- Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
- Corporate and Company Secretarial
- Competition and EU law
- Data Protection
- Debt recovery
- Distribution, supply, agency, licensing & franchising agreements
- Food, retail, hygiene, safety & labelling
- Health & Safety
- Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Intellectual property and information technology
- Marketing and advertising
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Product liability and public liability
- Shareholders, joint ventures and partnership agreements.
What clients say: Commercial and Business
Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A
"Thorough, precise and unambiguous advice."
Managing partner David Phelan has 'very good judgement'.
"Practice head David Phelan and Breda O'Malley are 'thorough, knowledgeable and diplomatic'."
On Intellectual Property, David Phelan is recommended.
On Information Technology, David Phelan is ‘prompt in response, but also thorough in the detail’.
On EU and competition, David Phelan ‘brings a business brain to solving issues’.
David Phelan has "a good business head combined with a sound legal mind".
On Intellectual Property, Hayes solicitors is noted for its ‘clear and to-the-point advice’. David Phelan is recommended.
Hayes solicitors ‘stands out in terms of performance’, and ‘all in all offers a great service at an affordable price’.
On EU and competition, David Phelan ‘brings a business brain to solving issues’, and litigator Joseph O'Malley is also recommended
"The team maintains a high level of contact, even if it is just to keep us up to date with what is going on."
Joseph O'Malley shows 'professionalism of the highest standard'.
Hayes solicitors ‘stands out in terms of performance and excellence'.
David Phelan is 'unfailingly polite and professional as well as very personable'.
Joseph O'Malley is an accomplished mediator as well as advising clients, including the US SEC, on regulatory matters.
‘Accessible, quick, and sound in all respects’, Hayes solicitors is strong in commercial work.
Hayes solicitors operates in the 'real-life business world'
David Phelan is “astute”.
Breda O'Malley 'has a razor-sharp business intelligence'.
Joe O'Malley is 'quite simply excellent'.
David Phelan has an 'excellent business brain'.
"Hayes solicitors provides 'professional and knowledgeable advice'."