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
A one-stop shop for foreign companies with a presence in Ireland. Very reachable and hands-on approach.
Throughout my dealings with Hayes, I have found that the timeliness of responses and the information provided has been to a high standard at all levels.
They understand our business. They will go that extra mile to ensure they deliver what we require. They respond quickly, sometimes at very short notice, and follow up afterwards.
"The team is responsible, practical and commercial in their approach. The friendly, down-to-earth approach is refreshing and encouraging."
"Partner led and available, with a strong team behind the partner"; They are "very commercial in application while guiding the client through the key issues and always make themselves available at the shortest of notice."
"The team was very approachable and easy to work with. They took a very commercial and practical approach to the project, and we were able to get access to big firm knowledge and expertise in a smaller, more personal environment. As Hayes is a full-service law firm, the team were able to bring in experts in other areas as needed."
"They go beyond just answering the questions you have to really understand the context of the situation to ensure they give the best advice and service."
On EU and competition, David Phelan ‘brings a business brain to solving issues’.
"Efficient, responsive, thorough and trustworthy. They punch way above their weight."