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Our experience includes acting for/advising:

  • HMV on its acquisition of five Zavvi music stores in Ireland from the provisional liquidator who agreed to operate these shops pending mergers approval.
  • Tesco on the roll out of its Tesco Express stores in Ireland, 7 of which were opend in the last 12 months.
  • Dunnes Stores in the successful Supreme Court appeal of Berber v Dunnes Stores.  The Supreme Court overturned the judgment of the High Court granting damages for wrongful dismissal and in respect of personal injury.
  • Gap on the opening of its first stand alone flagship stores in Dundrum Town Centre and Opera Avenue, Cork
  • IKEA International on the procurement of its new 30,000 sq metre store in Ballymun, Dublin IKEA’s first store in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Jacob Fruitfield Foods Limited in search and seizure orders in respect of alleged infringement of trade-marked groceries.
  • Debenhams on the acquisition of the Roches Stores department store.
  • Keelings, one of Europe’s largest fruit and vegetable distributors, on the proceedings relating to the Plant Breeders’ Regulations.
  • Omniplex Cinemas Limited in proceedings with the Irish Musical Rights Organisation (IMRO) concerning royalty payments by cinema operators.
  • Red Bull on the protection of its brand identity against new competitors in the market.
  • Boots in High Court proceedings against the Minister for Health and Children and others arising from amendments to the Advanced Payment Scheme.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Advertising & marketing arrangements
  • Competition & Regulation
  • Copyright Protection
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Establishing branches in Ireland
  • Employment law issues
  • Franchising
  • Landlord & Tenant matters
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Management of Trade Mark Portfolios
  • Merchandising /Franchising /Agency /Distribution Agreements
  • Passing Off Actions & Trade Mark Disputes
  • Pension Scheme structuring
  • Property Acquisition