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Ireland - TUPE and Commercial

We have proven expertise in high level strategic, sensitive and complex commercial instructions.

Our lawyers have guided employers through some of the largest and highest value TUPE transfers in the State to include sophisticated outsourcings across the private and the public sector. Examples of advising the State and private entities on the employment and industrial relations aspects of large scale outsourcing projects, business transfers and acquisitions, include:

  • Deposit transfers between financial institutions;
  • Public Private Partnerships;
  • Outsourcing of a broad range of services;
  • Recapitalisations;
  • Joint ventures and shared services arrangements;
  • Acquisition and disposal of financial services businesses entailing large scale employee transfers;
  • Mergers in the pharmaceutical sector;
  • Warehousing and distribution functions;
  • Hotel management agreements;
  • Property management;
  • Changeover of lessees in the retail and leisure sector;
  • Facilities management functions;
  • Information technology services.

These projects included guiding employers through challenging transfers, negotiating complex contractual provisions, and advising on high profile employment issues arising from the implementation of same.

We advise and draft the employment aspects of commercial agreements of all kinds from negotiating innovative TUPE-related clauses, costings, indemnities and warranties as well as overseeing due diligence of employment law matters.

We draft robust and innovative service provider agreements.

Chambers Europe 2015 guide described "Head of Employment, Barry Reynolds [has] greatly increased the prominence of this firm's employment practice" and, "we were very comfortable that we could leave matters in his hands and not need to influence or keep an eye on things. We knew that whatever he concluded, it would be robust, fair on both parties and immune to challenge." He has recently acted on TUPE cases, senior management issues and disciplinary matters." The team was recognised for combining with the firm's UK offices on large, cross-border commercial projects.

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