Holmes assist in the resolution of corporate disputes, including disagreements between directors and shareholders in a business and hostile takeover.
We handle all types of actions under the Companies Acts, ranging from shareholder and boardroom disputes to investigations and inquiries. We focus on protecting the rights and interests of our clients in complex shareholder disputes, as well as breach of warranty claims and asset purchaser / joint venture disputes, mergers and acquisitions disagreements, derivative actions and minority oppression claims. We also regularly act for Irish and multinational companies in implementing contentious and non-contentious mergers, capital reductions and schemes of arrangement before the Commercial Court. Where parties are involved in ongoing business relationships, such as joint ventures and shareholder disputes, we understand the commercial need to maintain relationships while resolving issues. We are adept at aligning case strategy with business needs, including using amicable means of settlement, such as mediation.