Inward Investment

Over the past thirty years, Ireland has been a key location for foreign owned companies looking to establish a foothold in Europe or expanding their operations overseas. Currently approximately 1500 foreign owned companies, mainly in the technology, pharmaceutical, biosciences, manufacturing and financial services sectors, have invested in Ireland and play a key role in the performance of the Irish economy.

In 2009, Ireland remains a premium location for business establishment and continues to attract sizeable inward investments projects. Recently, large corporations such as Facebook, IBM, Goa (Orange), Amazon, Blizzard (Vivendi), Boston Scientific, Business Objects have made significant investments in Ireland.

Incentives include:

  • an open and transparent tax regime
  • the 12.5% corporation tax rate which applies to all companies.
  • double taxation agreements with 46 countries
  • favourable tax incentives given to intellectual property and to research & development investment.
  • patent tax exemption
  • grant incentives

Our Services

Our Inward Investment team is experienced in advising international corporations on all aspects of investing in Ireland.

We are committed to promoting Ireland as a location for business investment. To this end we have established representative offices in both New York and most recently London, two of Ireland's most important conduits for inward investment.

Our team understands the many and varied challenges that corporations face when locating in a foreign country and have the necessary skills to assist you during your initial set-up and for your ongoing legal requirements.

We provide pragmatic and efficient tax and legal solutions on all aspect of inward investment, including:

  • Tax aspects of restructurings and reorganisation projects involving Irish entities or assets
  • Negotiations with IDA Ireland, banks and other regulatory bodies
  • Regulatory and competition law issues
  • Government incentives for overseas investors
  • Company formation and related establishment of operations


For enquiries relating to International Business or if you are a International client, please contact our International Business Team or consult the Doing Business in Ireland section of our website.


Should you wish to find out more about how we can assist you and your business please do not hesitate to contact one of the team members listed adjacent.

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Declan Black

Managing Partner