Our Retail & Leisure Group acts for a large number of the leading international retailers and leisure brands with operations in Ireland and for specialist Irish providers.
The Group is comprised of experts from a number of our practice areas such as Corporate and M&A, Intellectual Property, Employment & Benefits, Licensing, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Property and Tax. Our lawyers offer an in-depth understanding of the specific requirements of retail operators.
The knowledge and experience, and the relationships we have built up over years of commitment to retail enable us to offer highly strategic and commercial advice to clients doing business in Ireland or looking to take their brand or product into international markets.
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.