Business Law/Commercial Transactions

Are you Purchasing or Selling a Business?

We understand the factors that are important to the buyer or seller of a business vary from transaction to transaction. The common factors when selling or purchasing a business are often as follows:

  • All due diligence investigations involved in the purchase, sale and merger of corporate entities, partnerships and sole traders
  • The personal circumstances of the buyer and the seller
  • Dealing with a bank and a bank’s solicitors
  • Liaising with your financial advisors to achieve tax efficiency and to ascertain the real position of the Company
  • Risk reduction and risk elimination
  • Good communication as to project milestones and time scales

We have many years of experience in dealing with purchasing and selling businesses and companies. We have bought and sold businesses/companies for clients in retail, logistics, services, manufacturing, restaurant & hospitality and communications.

Commercial Agreements

We know that when you are in business you will over time make many types of agreement with your Business Partners, Suppliers and Customers. When these Agreements are properly reviewed by solicitors who understand your requirements, then you can be certain that you are getting the best deal for you and your business.

We have advised clients for many years across a range of commercial agreements, with emphasis on the following:

  • Franchise Agreements
  • Agency Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Terms and Conditions of Trade
  • Management Agreements
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Option Agreements
  • Loan Agreements
  • Concession Agreements
  • Mediation Agreements
  • Management Buyout
  • Share Purchase Agreement

Shareholders & Partnership Agreements

We have advised national and local Small and Medium Size Business clients for many years as to how they might best provide for agreements regarding:The rights and responsibilities of shareholders in private companies and partners in a partnership:

  • The decision making process
  • Pre-emption rights where one shareholder/partner wishes to sell up
  • What happens to shares and the company and/or the partnership in the event of the death or long term incapacity of key people and shareholders/partners
  • Division of Profit and Loss
  • Terms of partnership agreement,
  • The structure of the partnership

We also represent clients in the District, Circuit and High Courts in relation to

  • Commercial Disputes
  • Debt Collection
  • Commercial Litigation