Agri-Food and Drinks
Agri-food and drinks is Ireland’s most important indigenous industry, with substantial opportunities for improved market access and growth. Our team provides innovative, expert advice to clients across the sector.
Our lawyers understand the agri-food and drinks industry. We work with leading domestic and multinational agribusinesses on a range of legal and regulatory issues and advise on some of the sector’s largest and most challenging transactions.
We represent a broad spectrum of clients, including dairy and livestock producers, co-ops, food processors and retailers, drinks distributors and suppliers. We provide advice on all stages of the manufacturing process through to end-sales to consumers and interactions with regulators.
‘McCann FitzGerald's 'first-class' team has acted on M&A transactions involving some of Ireland's leading businesses, as well as advising on joint ventures, restructurings, investments and corporate migrations. Areas of expertise include the… agri-food and drink… sectors.’The Legal 500, 2020
‘Hugely respected Irish firm. A symbol of excellence and professionalism. Strong market awareness and very clear advice. Always prepared to challenge commercial basis for strategy.’IFLR 1000 2019
Our agri-food and drinks team advises on:
- Mergers and acquisitions, including private equity and joint ventures
- Corporate governance
- Commercial agreements
- Investment structures
- Funding and trade finance
- Foreign investment approval
- Property ownership and usage issues
- Infrastructure access
- Commodities trading
- Intellectual property
- Competition and tax