Commercial & Corporate Law


We have extensive experience in a broad spectrum of Corporate and Commercial Law transactions as this area of law is of particular expertise and interest of Gary Daly & Company. We act for small, medium and large business enterprises as well as private clients by offering legal advice in all aspects of Corporate and Commercial Law. Our aim is to offer our clients a tactical and business focused advice in a commercially focused manner.

Through many years of experience, our dedicated team has equipped itself with a skill set which is aimed towards finding the best possible solution for our clients. We skilfully tailor our legal advice to find the best and most efficient resolution for our clients.

We have recently acted in one of the biggest and most complex Management Buy Out transactions to date. This involved a thorough examination and drafting of various commercial agreements, commercial risk assessment from the buyer’s perspective, review and drafting of various acquisition finance documentation as well as other corporate governance documentation. Some of our biggest clients include large corporate organisations through to medium and small enterprises, sole traders and partnerships.

Our specialised team will provide all the required guidance on all corporate governance matters.

  • Management Buy-Outs

Management buy-out takes place when the managers of an existing company purchase the controlling interest in the company from the existing shareholders.

We have great experience in advising directors in achieving the smoothest possible resolution to MBOs while achieving a satisfactory result and optimum price.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

The key to growth in any industry and we have advised many firms and organizations as to the best structuring and most beneficial format for proceeding in a way which guarantees future stability. We can provide advices on the best acquisition methods suitable for your company, we will guide you through the transaction stages. We will quantify and deal with the risk faced by you as a purchaser or limit your liability as much as possible if you are a vendor.

  • Asset/Share Purchase and Sale

It is crucial in any asset or a share purchase transaction that the correct and in-depth due diligence process is carried out for the risk assessment of the transaction as a whole. Based on the results of this risk assessment an agreement can then be formulated which will provide protection to both the purchaser and the vendor. We possess the knowledge and experience for the purposes of carrying out the required due diligence in both asset and share purchases/ sales with a view to negotiating the best potential deal for you.

  • Partnership Agreements/Shareholder Agreements

Whether it is a new company, a company who has taken on a new shareholder or an existing company which needs to regularize matters, we will advise on all aspects of the shareholding and draft a shareholders agreement to lay the foundation stone upon which the shareholders can build a successful company. We will provide all the necessary advices on the shareholders rights and obligations whether you are the majority or the minority shareholder.

In a partnership scenario we have the knowledge and expertise to structure an agreement between partners which will provide peace of mind and stability for the future growth of the partnership.

  • Franchise Agreements

The franchisor is often engaged in a particular type of a well-established business. The franchisee will often desire to obtain the benefit to be derived from the knowledge, skill, experience and the good will build up by the franchisor in its business. The parties can enter into a legal contract whereby the Franchisor will agree to grant to the Franchisee the right to franchise to operate the business together with the right of the know-how of the business pursuant to the legal agreement concluded between the parties.

We can advise you on the best option available to you whether you are acting in the capacity of the franchisor or a franchisee.

  • Acquisition Finance: Equity and Debt Finance

We can provide individuals and businesses alike with specific and succinct advices in relation to both equity and debt finance in merger and acquisition scenarios having acted in a large number of complex acquisition transactions in the past.

  • Corporate Governance/Company Formations/Business advice and development

We can provide you with all the necessary advices for the formation of your business and the best legal route for the set-up of your new business.

Our other areas of expertise in corporate governance include advices on company constitutional matters, directors loans, special resolutions, board minutes, CRO filings, maintenance of statutory registers, increase in the share capital of the company, conversion or re-registration of companies under the Companies Act, 2014, issuing new types of shares and conversion of existing shares, advices in relation to all aspects of the new Companies Act, 2014, oppression of the minority shareholder actions to name a few.