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Corporate & Commercial
As a leading corporate & commercial law firm, Beauchamps Solicitors acts for Irish and international corporate, business and banking clients across a variety of sectors such as finance, technology, food & agri, life sciences, energy, hospitality, pharma, healthcare and sports.
On the corporate law side we have extensive experience in providing advice on a range of issues including asset financing and commercial lending, capital investments, corporate re-structuring, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, shareholders agreements, share investments and inward investment.
On the commercial law side, we advise clients on a wide range of commercial agreements including agency, distribution, franchise and licence agreements, and terms and conditions of sale and purchase. The firm is also active in the area of public procurement, both from the point of view of the State and from the business law client and is well regarded for its services in this area.
Recent transactions:
We have advised:
  • on the sale of a leading the Irish healthcare retail chain to US quoted entity.
  • on the  sale of healthcare business SIMS IVF to Australian quoted entity, Virtus Health.
  • Enterprise Ireland on its equity portfolio (we are EI's preferred external legal adviser in relation to its equity portfolio) and have acted for Enterprise Ireland on a very significant number of investments, as well as on sales of companies in its portfolio.
  • on the sale of the corporate business of Abbey Travel to Australian purchaser Flight Centre in 2014.
  • on the acted for the Datalogic group in the cross border merger of an Irish subsidiary into an Italian subsidiary.
  • on the sale of Vistapointe to Brocade.
  • on the sale of Cork Airport Hotel to Philip Hotels.
  • on the purchase of Temple Bar Hotel.
  • RES Group on sale of Taurbeg Limited.
  • on sale of Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort - this is one of the premier hotel and golf resorts in Ireland.
  • Beats by Dr. Dre on its Irish operations and acted for Beats on the Irish law aspects pertaining to its sale to Apple Inc.
  • on sale of wind energy company Barna Wind Energy Limited to the Craydel Group.
Rankings and recommendations:
The Corporate & Commercial team is recommended in international legal directories for their work, including Chambers and Legal 500. Independent client comments include:
  • "I think of Beauchamps as trusted advisers to our business; it would be our first port of call for any legal advice." "The team is transactionally oriented; it understands how issues fit in that context and tries to resolve problems." Chambers Europe 2015
  • Practice head Shaun O’Shea has ‘an encyclopaedic knowledge of company law’, Ainsley Heffernan ‘finds innovative solutions’, Edward Evans has ‘strong all-round knowledge’. Legal 500 2015 
  • Department head Shaun O'Shea is praised for his in-depth approach, with one client commenting: "He has an attention to detail that is particularly impressive and he understands our business and the industry." Chambers Europe 2015
  • "We felt really confident immediately because the quality of advice was brilliant. The team provided intelligent support during the negotiation." "The lawyers have great people skills and understand how we operate and accommodate that."  Chambers Europe 2014 
  • “The overriding attraction of Beauchamps is that it looks at matters in their entirety and wants to build long-term client relationships.” “It genuinely understands our strategy and wants to help us achieve it." Chambers Europe 2013

 Shaun O'Shea

 Head of Corporate & Commercial  

Beauchamps Solicitors
Riverside Two, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Including the business previously carried on by Landwell in Ireland.