Food, Beverage & Licensing Law
Ireland’s food and beverage industry has never faced a challenge like Covid 19 before. For many small and large businesses nationwide, it can be a day-to-day struggle to survive. New requirements, legislation and etiquette mean that adapting would be crucial to survival.
Clarke Jeffers is proud to have worked with some of the biggest local and global food and beverage brands operating in Ireland including food retailers, restaurants, manufacturers and hotels. Our extensive experience in the food and beverage sector ensures that we have the expertise to understand and are often complex areas surrounding food and beverage law and affecting the day-to-day operations of such businesses. We have also worked with all forms of hotels from small to large, two star to five star together with pubs, and sporting clubs to obtain liquor licences necessary to facilitate their bar facilities. Our team is focused on bringing this unrivalled experience to bear for its clients in helping them to adapt to the new reality of Covid 19.
Running a business in the food and beverage sector, be it big or small is a day-to-day battle. Changing legislation and ever-changing health guidance means that concentrating on what is a core business can often be difficult. Our team is ready to provide the assistance needed to allow our clients concentrate on their brand and turn difficult times into opportunity.
Our expertise in Insurance Law is coming to the forefront at the moment with the continuing rejection of business interruption insurance within the sector. Not every business is entitled to make a successful claim in this regard but a large amount are being unfairly denied the cover they paid for. It is for this reason we continue to expand our reach and expertise in this area.
We also understand the difficulties for food and beverage business in discharging rent during periods of lockdown and restriction. Our Team advises tenants and Landlords on such issues and has experience in alternative arrangements to assist in facilitating negotiation impasse.
“Like Mr Darwin said. Its not the biggest or strongest that will survive but the ones that can adopt. We are a solutions driven Firm. Lawyers who think like business people. Our team, with its wealth of experience in this area is ready to help our clients adopt, survive and thrive”
-Victor Clarke, Managing Partner.
We advise clients in the following areas: