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Matheson’s "outstanding" team is "dedicated and efficient", and "certainly one of the best".
European Legal 500

The Irish economy is ripe with opportunities for lean, well-managed retailers. Property valuations are now more realistic and labour costs have fallen to match. Matheson has been part of the landscape of Irish retailing for many years and our cross-departmental team of lawyers has unrivalled experience in this sector.

Our lawyers are keenly aware of the opportunities that now exist. We are advising a wide range of international and indigenous retailers on the extensive range of issues that retailers must consider, including:

  • establishing a retail presence in Ireland
  • protecting / copyrighting your brand(s) and identities
  • franchising
  • establishing an online retail space including order processing and fulfillment
  • employing a workforce
  • collective purchasing arrangements
  • commercial contracts relating to IT systems
  • terms and conditions for the supply of goods and services
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • ensuring compliance with waste and packaging legislation
  • selection and negotiation of property leases
  • merging with or taking over an existing retail business

Our clients include many leading household brands, including both domestic and international retailers.


"This team understands our business and provides a service in line with our needs. The pace at which the lawyers work and the commitment they undertake when working with us are outstanding."
Chambers Europe 2015

Matheson has the "bench strength and knowledge to provide excellent advice".
European Legal 500 2015

"The team gives advice that is practical, grounded and informed by experience."
Chambers Europe 2014

"The team is exceptional; nothing is too much trouble. You get technical but helpful advice and it really tries to find solutions."
Chambers Europe 2014

"The team has excellent technical knowledge and great experience of getting a difficult project completed. The lawyers are strong tacticians and stand apart for their commercially focused advice."
Chambers Europe 2013

"The team is enthusiastic with plenty of partner involvement and a great can-do attitude."
Chambers Europe 2013