The retail sector is one of the broadest business categories in the Irish market today. It encompasses everything from small sole traders to franchise operations to some of the world's largest retail chains and department stores. Well known Irish brands trade alongside their global competitors in what is now an incredibly competitive market. Although currently the retail trade is going through a challenging period as a result of the decline in consumer spending, it is still a major contributor to the Irish economy accounting for approximately 20,000 businesses employing close to 250,000 people.
We have formed a multidisciplinary one-stop-shop for our retail clients. This group caters for the wide range of demands of our clients operating in the retail sector by effectively engaging other specialists in the firm. This coordinated approach ensures our clients receive comprehensive legal advice from the outset.
The range of services provided to our retail clients includes:
- Landlord and tenant issues
- Advertising, branding and promotional requirements
- Handling official customer complaints
- Online retailing
- Consumer law
- Licensing law
- Health and safety
- Property issues (commercial lease negotiation)
- Intellectual property (trademarks and copyrights)