The Practice

In brief, the Firm’s practice includes:

  • transactional matters, including corporate takeovers and mergers, company and business sales and acquisitions
  • specialist advisory work; for example, on corporate and trust formation and restructuring, directors’ or trustees’ duties, and corporate governance advice to company Boards
  • commercial arrangements such as commercial joint ventures, partnerships, franchising and agency and distribution arrangements

Three particular features of the Firm’s practice are noteworthy:

  • Law firms acting for a corporation may not be in a position to act for company officers in their personal capacity, and O’Hallorans frequently accepts referrals from other law firms in such matters.
  • O’Hallorans acts for a number of accountancy firms or their clients in the provision of legal advice or implementation of corporate structuring and transactional work in which the accountancy firm has provided tax advice or accounting services.
  • O’Hallorans also provides an independent, external service where a client acts in an official capacity (such as a Board, an independent director or a trustee) and requires separate representation or advice in matters affecting their personal interests or involving conflicts of interests. 

See the “Areas of Practice” tab for more details of the Firm’s fields of expertise.