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We regularly advise multinational companies on real estate, logistics and distribution, franchising, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, employment, litigation, regulatory investigations, and competition inquiries.

Our lawyers offer an unparalleled understanding of the retail and manufacturing requirements of large, complex real estate transactions from several perspectives - landlord and tenant, developer and investor, funder and borrower.  We have a deep knowledge from long involvement with shopping centre developments, management and leasing through to devising innovative arrangements in new town and retail centres. We actively support clients through the full spectrum of property deals in the logistics space.   

Our lawyers are experienced in brand protection issues and can help with Intellectual Property (IP), pricing and marketing strategies. We can guide you through the rules on digital commerce, data protection, distance selling, advertising and product safety, and assist with product recalls and large-scale consumer claims. 

With an outstanding record of advising the Ireland’s leading retail and manufacturing companies, we are a trusted adviser to many of the sector’s biggest companies.  This allows us to provide commercially sound, up-to-date insight, across a wide range of complex legal issues affecting those participating in the retail and manufacturing market.   

Robert Kennedy "can come up with ideas that are a bit outside the box; he looks at cases in different ways to gets things resolved." He receives a considerable volume of praise for his work predominantly on EL/PL insurance claims.

Robert Kennedy

Insurance Dispute Resolution | Chambers Europe 2021

Insurance litigation, defamation and environmental disputes are key areas of strength at Holmes, which is also increasingly active in contentious construction matters. Practice head(s): Harry Fehily, Robert Kennedy and Donal Creaton.

Robert Kennedy

Dispute Resolution | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Holmes insurance practice is led by Robert Kennedy. The firm has substantial experience of defending clients against insurance claims, having acted for a number of prominent insurers. Key team members include Donal Creaton, Michael Murphy, Anna Owens and Pat McInerney.

Robert Kennedy

Insurance | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Holmes earns praise for its proven capacity to handle diverse claims across employers' and public liability, as well as motor insurance claims. It defends insurers and self-insured companies or associations in personal injury claims filed by employees or third parties.

Insurance: Dispute Resolution

Chambers & Partners Europe 2023

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British Association for Sport and Law
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Chambers Ireland - CSR Awards 2019
CTA - Tax institute
EMEA Leading Firm 2021
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