Practices

Outsourcing and Commercial Contracts

We advise on a broad range of contractual issues and on the drafting and negotiation of all types of commercial agreements and arrangements, including outsourcing deals.

Our expertise:

Our lawyers have deep expertise and experience in this area and are committed to understanding each client's needs. This allows us deliver an effective, focused service that protects our clients’ interests and provides real value.

Key areas:

We advise our clients on the full spectrum of commercial agreements, including:

  • Outsourcing arrangements
  • Distribution and franchise agreements
  • Naming rights deals
  • Sponsorship and branding deals
  • Agency agreements
  • Terms and conditions for the supply of goods and services
  • Licensing agreements
  • Collective purchasing agreements
  • Manufacturing and services arrangements
  • Consultancy Services agreements
  • Purchase Order Terms and Conditions


Key highlights include advising:

  • Champion Products on their worldwide contracts with partners, suppliers and customers including franchising agreements, retail and wholesale distribution and agency agreements, manufacturing agreements, licensing agreements and sports sponsorship arrangements
  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland on their significant outsource “Tolling as a Service” agreements for open road tolling on the M50
  • Coillte, Investec, Danske Bank, and Pfizer on outsourcing and IT managed services agreements
  • Alkermes Pharma on their API and Supply Agreements and other terms and conditions
  • Ervia on IT and outsourcing agreements, including a contract for the procurement of an insurance management system, pre-payment metering, mobile survey apps and data centre hosting agreements. We also advised on the naming rights deal for the Grand Canal Theatre, known since March 2012 as The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
  • ESB on its innovative fibre to the building (FTTB) broadband joint venture with Vodafone Ireland
  • Hawthorn Life on a significant IT and back office outsourcing deal including dealing with IP ownership and licensing issues, international data transfers and compliance with the Central Bank of Ireland guidelines on outsourcing
  • Kingspan on a series of contracts entered into with third party service providers in connection with the migration of various elements of Kingspan’s systems to a cloud environment
  • Maynooth University on collaboration agreements, service agreements and university spin-outs
  • SMBC Aviation Capital on a large scale outsourcing agreement with Fujitsu involving the replacement of SMBCAC's IT infrastructure with an entirely new IT infrastructure solution
  • Life Insurance Association on their outsourcing agreements with Storm and Evros

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