Flynn O’Driscoll advises on a broad range of commercial agreements. Our expertise covers complex, high-value commercial contracts and day-to-day agreements that help keep businesses running smoothly. We have a large team who support clients ranging from public and private entities, large conglomerates, start-up businesses, local and family-owned businesses as well as charitable and international organisations.


We understand that getting the right commercial agreement in place can be vital for the success of your business. We work with our clients in drafting, negotiating and providing bespoke, tailor-made contracts that meet their business needs. We also draft and provide template documents that can be rolled out and used by our clients with multiple customers helping to ensure certainty and consistency of commercial terms and to protect their business interests.

Our key services in this sector include:

  • Advising on, drafting and negotiating all forms of commercial agreements, including by way of example:
    - Confidentiality Agreements
    - Letters of Intent or Heads of Terms
    - Investment / Research Agreements
    - Supply / Manufacturing Agreements
    - Agency / Consultancy / Sub-contracting Agreements
    - Terms and Conditions of Sale and Supply
    - Equipment Hire Agreements
    - Service / Service Level Agreements
    - Collaboration / Content Creation Agreements
    - Joint-Ownership Management Agreements (in the context of intellectual property)
    - Distribution / Reseller / Licence Agreements
    - Sponsorship Agreements
    - Data Processing / Technology Agreements
    - Franchise Agreements
    - Novation Agreements
  • Advising on contractual queries on or issues arising in relation to existing commercial agreements, including queries or issues related to performance, exclusivity, renewals, termination, change notices or other contractual amendments.
  • Leading and advising on all-party contractual negotiations.


  • Complete suite of template agreements for a global financial technology company
  • Renewable energy sector on various forms of collaborative projects and agreements
  • Marketing agency on the implementation of a suite of agreements with brands, influencers and other content creators
  • Contract negotiations for various forms of grant aid or investment into start-ups and other client companies or organisations
  • Publisher of educational books (printed publications and eBooks) on various forms of royalty arrangements and agreements, in addition to agreements with authors, schools and users
  • Suite of eCommerce agreements for the development and implementation of a new online platform
  • Established market leader in the equine industry on the implementation of a range of commercial agreements
  • Manufacturing and supplier agreements across a broad range of industries
  • Custom-manufacturer of medical devices on various forms of collaborative framework agreements, development and service agreements
  • Well-established supplier of industrial equipment in relation to various commercial agreements, including advices in relation to distributor and supplier performance issues, remedies and liabilities in addition the rights and consequences of termination
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‘Alan O’Driscoll has always been a fantastic help and offers great advice.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

‘Gavin Lawlor is an unflappable practitioner, taking everything in his stride. His strategic advice is first class as he applies his deep knowledge of the law with a sound understanding of our business. He is the most commercially astute lawyer I have ever met.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

‘Alan O’Driscoll is a lawyer of exceptional skill. He navigates issues as if they do not exist and has an ability to being the roomwith him. His attention to detail and problem solving is equal to the very best.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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