Associates

Sabrina Burke - Associate

Sabrina is an associate solicitor in the Commercial & Business team at Hayes solicitors. Sabrina's main area of work is mergers and acquisitions, where she acts for buyers and sellers across various industry sectors. She also advises on corporate reorganisations, shareholder agreements and other commercial arrangements and contracts including agency/franchise/distribution agreements.

Sabrina has advised a large number of international and Irish-based corporate clients, family-owned businesses and start-ups. She advises on company law and corporate compliance issues, including the requirements of the new regime introduced by the Companies Act 2014. She has conducted a number of corporate governance reviews for a variety of organisations.

Expertise

Sabrina is an associate solicitor in the Commercial & Business team at Hayes solicitors. Sabrina's main area of work is mergers and acquisitions, where she acts for buyers and sellers across various industry sectors. She also advises on corporate reorganisations, shareholder agreements and other commercial arrangements and contracts including agency/franchise/distribution agreements.

Sabrina has advised a large number of international and Irish-based corporate clients, family-owned businesses and start-ups. She advises on company law and corporate compliance issues, including the requirements of the new regime introduced by the Companies Act 2014. She has conducted a number of corporate governance reviews for a variety of organisations.

Experience

  • M&A - acting for both buyers and sellers of businesses across various industry sectors including the motor, security, insurance and retail industries
  • Multinationals - Sabrina has drafted, negotiated and settled logistics agreements such as distribution, franchise and agency agreements for various multinational clients in the consumer goods industry
  • IT – Drafted, negotiated and settled a complex software development agreement on behalf of a client in relation to the establishment of a business-critical database. This included detailed negotiation on the issues of ownership and future usage of the software
  • IP – Sabrina advises clients on a range of intellectual property matters, including drafting IP agreements to licence proprietary technology rights to third parties
  • Public procurement - Sabrina has expertise in dealing with public procurement rules and tendering processes
  • Not-for-profit sector – Sabrina advises charitable and not-for-profit organisations on a range of issues, including on applying for charitable tax exemptions.

Qualifications/Education

  • Professional qualification as a solicitor (Professional and Advanced Courses), Law Society of Ireland, 2003
  • Bachelor of Laws Degree, Trinity College Dublin.

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.

Other

  • Sabrina has tutored students on the Law Society professional practice course on corporate governance issues
  • She has published articles on commercial law related issues in various publications, including The Consultant
  • Sabrina lectures on the DIT Hothouse/Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers start-up and entrepreneur development programme.