Partners

Laura Fannin - Partner

Laura is a partner in the Commercial & Business team at Hayes solicitors. Laura advises clients on a diverse range of commercial matters and regulatory requirements. She is an experienced adviser on terms and conditions of sale and purchase, IT issues, data protection, product liability, advertising and promotions, intellectual property and a wide range of commercial agreements.

Laura has a broad client base across key commercial sectors including: retail, manufacturing, financial services, advertising & marketing, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), motor and food. In addition to her commercial advisory work, Laura practises extensively in commercial litigation & dispute resolution.

Expertise

Laura is a partner in the Commercial & Business team at Hayes solicitors. Laura advises clients on a diverse range of commercial matters and regulatory requirements. She is an experienced adviser on terms and conditions of sale and purchase, IT issues, data protection, product liability, advertising and promotions, intellectual property and a wide range of commercial agreements.

Laura has a broad client base across key commercial sectors including: retail, manufacturing, financial services, advertising & marketing, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), motor and food. In addition to her commercial advisory work, Laura practises extensively in commercial litigation & dispute resolution.

Experience

  • Commercial Litigation – Laura has acted in a large cross border professional indemnity claim against a firm of accountants.
  • Competition Law – Laura has represented individuals and businesses in Competition Authority investigations and has assisted clients in notifying mergers to the Competition Authority.
  • Commercial contracts – Providing ongoing corporate and commercial advices to a multinational consumer goods client, which includes reviewing and drafting commercial contracts.
  • Advertising and Marketing – Laura is the dedicated legal advisor to the Association of Promotional Marketing Consultants and advises a large number of Ireland’s marketing and advertising agencies in relation to advertising and marketing, data protection, gambling and gaming legislation.
  • Digital – Laura has assisted a client in the marketing industry with the development of a smartphone application for one of its multinational clients. Laura advised on a wide range of IT matters including terms and conditions of the application, content of the application, data protection and branding and advertising.
  • Financial services – Advising one of Ireland’s largest credit unions on general commercial issues. This includes drafting and reviewing complex commercial agreements, including those concerning complex electronic funds transfers.
  • Media – Laura advises The Irish Times on IT matters, including drafting terms and conditions for its websites and smartphone applications.

Qualifications/Education

  • Bachelor in Business and Legal Studies, University College Dublin
  • Professional qualification as a solicitor (Professional and Advanced Course), Law Society of Ireland, 2008.

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Commercial Committee of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland.

Other

  • Laura has contributed articles for Hayes newsletters and various external publications.