Tully Rinckey Business Solicitors Dublin

The proven business law solicitors at Tully Rinckey provide professional, experienced legal counsel and guidance for every aspect and every stage of your business, from establishment through start-up fundraising, growth and expansion, financing and fund-raising, business acquisitions, restructuring and ongoing legal compliance. We offer business law services nationally and internationally for both startups and ongoing concerns. We have market leading business solicitors across our Irish and international offices able to provide integrated and unique commercial legal solutions to clients.

Starting A Business

When you start a business, you’ll want to choose a legal structure that maximizes your profits and reduces your tax liability. We understand how every type of legal business entity works across all jurisdictions within which we practice. Tully Rinckey business solicitors provide advice on all forms of business law, supporting our clients’ day-to-day and strategic business activities with in-depth knowledge across all the sectors and related regulatory regimes.

Business Insights

Our solicitors will guide you through your options and make recommendations based on the type of business you wish to operate, as well as your short-, medium-, and long-term goals. We’ll also draft and file the required documents to get your business up and running. Tully Rinckey clients benefit from a valuable combination of global insight and local knowledge that allows us to handle all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border business transactions. Understanding the industry and the day-to-day issues faced by our clients is critical to delivering efficient and cost-effective legal solutions.

Expert Business Help

No matter if you’re starting a new business or growing one that already exists, the capable business law solicitors at Tully Rinckey can handle any business law challenges you may face. Our team draws on a wealth of experience and a deep well of resources to strengthen your business model and maximize your bottom line.

Whether you’re starting a business or growing one, you need a solicitor who gets to know you and your company from the inside out. The business solicitors at Tully Rinckey do just that. We take a personal interest in making sure your company’s legal bases are covered. This forward-thinking approach helps us identify innovative solutions to your legal matters and allows us to anticipate legal or regulatory changes, so you can avoid issues before they happen.

Our solicitors are experienced in representing businesses of all sizes and in a wide range of fields, including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, technology, municipalities and school districts, franchisees, not-for-profit corporations, and corporate international security. We provide the highest quality legal services available while doing so at very competitive rates, giving you the legal and financial edge you need to succeed in the marketplace.

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A global economy doesn’t necessarily make transacting international business any easier. If your company currently does business overseas or across the border of another country, or is contemplating doing so, you need legal representation that understands how international transactions and litigation are properly conducted.

The international business solicitors at Tully Rinckey represent both foreign and domestic clients in overseas and cross-border litigation matters. Our extensive experience in international business – across a wide variety of industries, and particularly in South America – gives us a clear edge in protecting your cross-border interests. Tapping into a considerable interdisciplinary knowledge base, our solicitors handle virtually all aspects of cross-border transactions.

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Your business start-up or developing company may not need or can’t afford to hire in-house solicitors. Even mature businesses sometimes lack the legal workflow to justify retaining full-time general counsel. Under such circumstances, you have another option – outsourcing general counsel services to a qualified law firm.

The solicitors at Tully Rinckey provide corporate, administrative, and general counsel services on an as-needed basis to businesses of all sizes. We take a personal interest in your business and typically assign one seasoned corporate or general counsel solicitor who serves as your primary point of contact. Beyond that, you have full access to our team of industry-leading solicitors, who apply their decades of legal experience to ensure that each legal matter is handled with the utmost care and efficiency.

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Why Mediation?

Because in our experience mediation works!

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The winding up or liquidation of a company brings to an end the trading life of a company. It occurs voluntarily or involuntarily.

Voluntary liquidation is undertaken when the shareholders decide that they would like to realise their investment and the company is solvent enabling them to receive payment.

An involuntary liquidation generally means the company is insolvent. “Involuntary” usually means that a creditor (or shareholder) has forced the hands of the shareholders/directors by a Court Order to wind up or the financial circumstances of the trading of the company compel it to cease activities and call in a liquidator.

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This is an area of law that may affect you without you knowing it. If you work with other people, professionals or otherwise and you are not a limited company, then you could be in a partnership with or without you knowing it! If you do not have a written partnership agreement, then you will come under the rules as stated in the Partnership Act of 1890. If you are starting a partnership or think you may be in an unwritten one, we would strongly recommend that you have a partnership agreement drafted, otherwise the 1890 Act applies to you, whether you want it to or not.

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Debt Collection, debt recovery or loss mitigation: whatever you want to call it, it is a crucial element to any business. Without a healthy cash-flow your business is destined to struggle. Having proper debt collection systems in place will ensure a healthy cash flow for your business. Maintaining a healthy debtor’s ledger is not only essential in maintaining a healthy business, it can be the difference between success and failure.

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When you decide to form a company, you will be faced with many important decisions. First of all, you’ll want to choose a legal structure that maximizes your profits and reduces your tax liability. Tully Rinckey Ireland Solicitors understand how every type of legal business entity works. Our Solicitors can guide you through your options and make recommendations based on the type of business you wish to operate, as well as your short-, medium-, and long-term goals. We’ll also draft and file with the CRO the required documents to get your business up and running.


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A new business is a major investment of time and money. That’s why it’s important to have the right policies and processes in place that ensure business success. These policies and procedures are called “corporate governance” and direct both the day-to-day operations of your business, as well as helping you to achieve your long-term business goals.

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This is a process in Irish law whereby the protection of the Courts is obtained to assist the survival of a company, who has run into financial difficulties. The key consideration for the courts is whether a restructuring plan, presented to the court, gives the company a reasonable prospect of survival as a going concern, once implemented. The courts are also concerned with the ongoing protection of existing jobs and to a lesser extent protecting existing creditors.

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A shareholders’ agreement, which sets out how a company is operated and governed, should be a key element of any business and established at the onset. The shareholders’ agreement lays out the obligations as well as the rights of shareholders and sets out how any potential disputes must be handled. Although not to be confused with the company’s constitution (which are mandatory), shareholders’ agreements are optional—but an important aspect that outlines a company’s structure.


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Agency Law refers to companies or sole traders who engage agents (the Principal) or individuals/companies who in turn act as commercial agents (the agents) on their behalf. This is EU law that originated in France and it imposes a quasi-employer employee relationship on the parties involved, despite them being separate legal entities.

If you are thinking of appointing an Agent:

  • Make sure you know, not just the business ramifications, but the legal implications of appointing an Agent.
  • See if there isn’t another method of achieving your business goal, such as appointing distributors instead.


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Buying an existing business, as opposed to starting one, can come with many advantages. For starters, you are taking over an established operation that likely is already generating cash flow and making a profit. There are probably established customers and also employees who understand how the business operates. Sometimes you may decide that you don’t want to buy the business, but just its key assets.


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You’ve worked hard to build your business, so you know the importance of leaving it in good hands. At Tully Rinckey Ireland, we realize that this is a unique area of legal practice, one that requires thoughtful planning and discussion to ensure that you protect your legacy.


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Partnerships are a common way of conducting business in Ireland and are important as they relate to taxation, accounting and disclosures. Partnerships occur between at least two people conducting business together, with a view to making a profit, who do not form a company. Often people are in a partnership without even knowing it, which can have very serious consequences, as partners are jointly liable for any debts incurred in the course of the partnership (joint and several Liability).

This makes the need for a written partnership agreement in any partnership critical to ensure the smooth running of the partnership and allow the wishes of the partners be carried out throughout the lifecycle of the partnership.

If you don’t have a written agreement, then the Partnership Act of 1890 (Act) governs the relationship between the partners. In determining whether a partnership does or does not exist, regard shall be had to the following rules, according to the Act, which state in part:

  • Joint tenancy, tenancy in common, joint property, common property, or part ownership does not of itself create a partnership as to anything so held or owned, whether the tenants or owners do or do not share any profits made by the use thereof.
  • The sharing of gross returns does not of itself create a partnership, whether the persons sharing such returns have or have not a joint or common right or interest in any property from which or from the use of which the returns are derived.
  • The receipt by a person of a share of the profits of a business is prima facie evidence that he is a partner in the business, but the receipt of such a share, or of a payment contingent on or varying with the profits of a business, does not of itself make him a partner in the business.

The Act outlines a range of partnership rights and requirements and makes clear that when a partnership has no written partnership agreement, the partnership is governed by the Act, which means that:

  • there is no right to remove a partner;
  • any of the partners may move to dissolve the partnership;
  • if a partner dies, the firm automatically dissolves;
  • there is no power to resign under the Act, although a partner can retire by dissolving the partnership.

Also, the Act does not prevent a former partner from competing with the firm after he or she departs, which is just one example of why it is crucial for modern partnership agreements to contain non-compete agreements, for, generally, a maximum of two years.

Contact a Tully Rinckey Ireland Solicitor for guidance in drafting your written partnership agreement today—it is critical to the ensure the smooth running of your partnership and ensures the wishes of the partners are carried out throughout the partnership.

To schedule an initial consultation, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at +353 1 963 7000 or contact@tullylegal.ie.

No matter if you represent a startup or an established business, transactions are the foundation of every business. Whether you’re buying materials from suppliers or selling your services and products to end consumers, an exchange takes place. Transactions are governed by contracts, both written and oral. Knowing how to structure and word the terms of contracts is vital to the survival of your business.

Unfortunately, some business owners are unaware of all of the factors that can affect a contract. Our business law Solicitors are cognizant of every potential contractual issue and can provide competent legal advice on drafting and entering into contractual agreements.


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Shareholders’ disputes can lead to High Court proceedings, healthy companies being dissolved, claims of defamation, use of insider knowledge, breach of contract, misrepresentation, or even fraud. The Solicitors at Tully Rinckey understand that these types of issues can arise and are well versed in evaluating, litigating and resolving business disputes with the goal of achieving the best possible outcome for the client.


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Tully Rinckey Dublin provides a wide range of Irish and international clients the full spectrum of legal services they need to achieve their commercial objectives in an increasingly complex and globalized world.

Our solicitors advise clients across multiple practice areas, including business, corporate, corporate immigration, employment, intellectual property and tax law.

Tully Rinckey’s global platform allows our Dublin solicitors to quickly marshal relevant experience across different practice areas and offices. The integrated nature of the Dublin practice means our Irish solicitors work closely, and on a regular basis, with their counterparts across the globe, delivering an efficient and cost-effective legal service to our clients.

Full Service Legal Firm

Tully Rinckey is a full-service law firm. We handle legal issues relating to appellate law, litigation, bankruptcy, international and U.S.-based business law, family and matrimonial law, military and federal employment law, intellectual property law, and much more. We also offer a variety of services, including estate planning, security clearance representation, and congressional investigations. Regardless of your legal needs, we have the experienced counsel you need.

Our Experience

Our highly knowledgeable law team comes to the table with solicitors who have 20 to 30 years of experience representing hundreds of clients. With hundreds of years of combined experience in appellate, international and U.S. business and corporate commercial law, litigation, criminal law, immigration, bankruptcy, employment law, estate planning, our team has what it takes to ensure your success.

Our Process

Our client-centered process is all about communication. During consultations, we teach clients about legal challenges they face and explain options available from their current position. Our solicitors explain how we resolve legal issues for the best possible outcome. We define what the expectations are, create manageable deadlines, and discover evidence to support claims.

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