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Exclusivity clauses: what are they and issues to consider before signing them - Sinead O'Brien published in Influence magazine

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Sinead O'Brien, Associate in our Dispute Resolution team, has been published in Influence magazine on exclusivity clauses. The article looks at what are exclusivity clauses, and issues to consider before signing an exclusivity clause.

"If you are being asked to sign an exclusivity agreement (or to agree to such a clause which is buried in a lengthy contract) the first question you should be asking is whether this is something that you really want to agree? Does the exclusivity meet your commercial objectives?"

Key considerations discussed include:

  • what is an exclusivity clause?
  • what are the benefits of having an exclusivity clause?
  • do I need an exclusivity clause provision?
  • what happens if I breach an exclusivity clause?

The full article is available to read in Influence by clicking here.

Sinead O'Brien

Sinead O'Brien is a solicitor within our Dispute Resolution team and deals with a broad range of commercial disputes for both corporate and individual clients, including contractual disputes, insolvency matters, debt recovery and professional negligence.

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