Ireland offers a one-of-a-kind environment for food production, characterised by:

• 80% of agricultural land is dedicated to grasslands, with a yearly grass growth rate surpassing the European average by over a third.

• A thriving agri-food sector with a rich history and heritage, serving as Ireland's largest indigenous industry and employing approximately 7.7% of the workforce.

Flynn O'Driscoll is well-versed in this field, providing counsel to a diverse range of businesses on trade in Ireland and globally.


At Flynn O'Driscoll, our team is dedicated to partnering with clients to deliver practical, prompt, and supportive solutions to the legal challenges facing their agribusinesses. We provide guidance to both domestic food and agriculture clients and foreign businesses seeking to enter the Irish market.

Some of the key areas we advise on include:

  • Distribution and agency agreements
  • Long term supply contracts
  • Advice on co-operative law
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Trademarks, patents and intellectual property protection
  • Financings and banking arrangements
  • Property issues


  • Arrabawn on the sale of their liquid milk and butter supply business to Aurivo, another Agribusiness
  • Donegal Catch on their sale to Green Isle
  • Shareholders of Rye River Brewing on Warsteiner Group investment
  • Rye River Brewing Company in relation to the sale and leaseback of its headquarters and production facility in Celbridge, Co. Kildare
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"Flynn O’Driscoll provided excellent legal advice and services to an MBI consortium on a complicated and lengthy acquisition process. The team addressed the advisory, structural and due diligence elements of the transaction and provided a strong balance between technical legal insights and a commercial and pragmatic approach."

Maurice Hickey, CEO, Green Isle Foods

‘The Team at FOD provide a personal and focused service to their clients. They are attuned to the needs of the clients as they ensure they develop a strong knowledge of the client’s own business and circumstances, which allows them to provide practical and timely advice to their clients on all matters pertaining to the legal issues that are affecting them. This personal, timely and focused service, serves their clients well in the fast-moving corporate world we live in today.’

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‘Pragmatic approach to problem solving. Appropriate billing. Went to great lengths to understand our business and nothing was 'too much trouble’.'

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