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With this website and document resource RDJ has found a way to fast track the legals and streamline the process so that entrepreneurs can get on with running the business and negotiating the best outcome for the business. The real value of a legal advisor is on the tactical issues and strategic planning. This new strategy from RDJ means lawyers and founders can focus on the real issues at a lower cost and faster timeline. This is a game changer!

Cork Chamber Digital Marketing Awards 2018

Declan O’Mahoney, Entrepreneur In Residence Tyndall, CEO Firecomms, CEO Heartsine

I love this site. Great to see a law firm thinking differently, actively reaching out to address issues for so many Start Ups. Entrepreneurs starting out fall into the same traps which can impede investment and growth. This site will help them avoid many of the common pitfalls and concentrate on what they do best turning ideas into reality. It is innovative initiatives like this that will help drive the entrepreneur culture here

Cork Chamber Digital Marketing Awards 2018

Pat Phelan, Serial Tech Entrepreneur and founder at Trustev

Friendly, chock full of real people and tech wise well designed and fast loading.

Cork Chamber Digital Marketing Awards 2018


Our Approach

If you have a business idea and are ready to turn the concept into a reality, we at Ronan Daly Jermyn LLP ("RDJ") want to help you achieve that reality. RDJ STARTUPS is a unique resource providing free legal guidance to startups and early stage companies.

RDJ’s team of over 100 lawyers is experienced in providing a full range of legal services to startup and scaling companies across a wide range of business sectors. Our unique geographical footprint with offices in Cork, Galway, Dublin and London, together with our strategic alliance with UK, Northern Ireland and US law firms, allows us to offer you unparalleled service and access to markets and financing across Ireland, Europe, the US and Asia.

We are committed to providing each and every client with high quality advice, exceptional service and innovative solutions based on a thorough understanding of their business and their commercial objectives. Our lawyers concentrate on sectoral expertise, offering co-ordinated and industry-focused legal advice in areas such as corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial property, employment, intellectual property and data protection, tax and dispute resolution.



Our startup team assists promoters in all areas of a company’s growth including:

  • Company structure and formation
  • Funding
  • Tax
  • Intellectual property
  • Data protection
  • Property
  • Employment


Ronan Daly Jermyn has acted in many well-publicised transactions and in the last 18 months alone we have advised the following companies in raising funding or selling:

  • Advised Barricade Security Systems in its sale to UK IT security and data-protection firm, Sophos
  • Advised Trustev Limited, a provider of digital verification technology on its sale to consumer credit-rating company TransUnion
  • Advised MPSTOR Limited, a Cork-based data storage specialist company, on its acquisition by Sanmina Corporation a global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider
  • Advised InfiniLED in relation to the acquisition by Facebook Inc. (via its subsidiary Occulus VR LLC) of substantially all of the assets of InfiniLED and the subsequent winding up of InfiniLED by way of a members’ voluntary liquidation
  • Advised Bon Secours Health System on its joint venture with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) to open Cork’s first private radiotherapy centre

We regularly represent startup companies in securing initial financing from Enterprise Ireland and in the last 12 months we have acted for the following:

  • Advised Cork software firm, Zeto, on its funding round with BVP Investments Limited and Kernel Seed Fund 2009 Limited
  • Advised AventaMed Limited, a medical device company spin-out from CIT’s Medic Research Center, on a significant equity investment involving Halo Business Angel Network syndicates, Irrus, Medtech and Boole as well as CIT and Enterprise Ireland

Our lawyers frequently advise private equity seed funds and venture capital companies investing in startups, emerging and well established companies and in the last 18 months have represented funds investing in the following:

  • Advised Kernel Capital Partners on its investment in Poly Pico Technologies Limited, provider of fluid dispensing technology for life science and industrial applications
  • Advised Kernel Capital Partners in relation to the sale of Amartus' SDN software technology to Huaweii, a leading global information and communications solutions technology (ICT) provider
  • Advised Oyster Capital on its investment in Synergysuite Limited, a provider of cloud based software solutions for the hospitality market

The RDJ Startups Guide

Startups GuideGetting Started

A thoughtful and thorough business plan is essential for presenting your ideas to potential business partners and finance providers.

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Startups GuideChoosing the right business Vehicle

What kind of company should you form? As a new venture, it's vitally important that you choose the right business structure.

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Startups GuideFinancing your startup

Funding is a critically important topic for all new startups. Learn about the options available for financing your business idea.

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Startups GuideTAX

Just like any business, a startup needs to pay its taxes. Getting tax advice as early as possible can avoid problems down the road.

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Startups GuideIntellectual Property

For the vast majority of knowledge-based startups, intellectual property (“IP”) is the business’s most important asset.

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Startups GuideKey Contracts

Once a new company has been formed, a number of key legal agreements and documents must be put in place.

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We produce solutions for our clients based on our experience and knowledge...

Ronan Daly Jermyn regularly hosts events and workshops with a focus on education, mentorship and networking. Topics of discussion include early stage financing, licensing, contracts, employment and tax issues.

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Our Blog

19 June, 2020
Covid-19 - What if an employee refuses to return to work?

RDJ’s Employment team takes a look at how an employer can handle an employee’s refusal to return to work.

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11 June, 2020
Remote document execution during Covid-19

Sean O'Reilly, Aidan Burke and James Leahy from RDJs Corporate team take an in depth look at the practical consideration

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03 September, 2019
Blockchain: Building Trust in a Trustless System?

Blockchain is a distributed decentralised ledger which can facilitate secure transactions.

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18 July, 2019
Smart Contracts – A Possible Shake-up in Traditional Contract Law

Smart contracts are creating a great deal of excitement in the legal space, but can they meet expectations?

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01 May, 2019
The NIS Regulations and Sub-Contractors: The Weakest Link?

The Network Information Systems Directive potentially impacts on their service providers.

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09 April, 2019
Taking the Biscuit: Cookies, Online Privacy and GDPR

Read how GDPR interacts with the current e-privacy laws and how laws apply to online tracking technologies.

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14 March, 2019
Coordinated Plan on AI: EU’s major step towards technology

The European Commission is creating a legal framework to help the EU become the world leader in robotics.

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27 February, 2019
2019 American Chamber of Commerce’s Future Leaders Hackathon

RDJ participate in annual American Chamber of Commerce Future Leaders’ Hackathon

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05 February, 2019
GDPR Bites – Google fined €50 million for breach

CNIL,the French data protection authority, ordered Google to pay a fine of €50 million based on a violation of the GDPR

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