Ireland As a Business Location
As an award-winning Irish law firm working with market-leading international companies doing business in Ireland, we understand the challenges organisations face when investing or locating in a foreign country. We have the unparalleled skills to assist you during your initial set-up and in meeting your ongoing legal and commercial imperatives. We have established offices in New York, London and San Francisco; three of Ireland’s most important conduits for inward investment to Ireland.
Ireland has plenty to offer foreign organisations. We have an attractive and stable corporate tax regime and a flexible and skilled workforce. These two factors, amongst others, have resulted in Ireland becoming one of the most favoured locations for foreign investment in the last decade. The data below underscores the international confidence in the Irish proposition, and why major organisations choose to invest in Ireland.
- Ireland’s corporate tax rate is 12.5%. Organisations also benefit from a comprehensive tax treaty network providing tax treaties with 75 countries
- The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2018 ranked Ireland 12th in the world for overall competitiveness
- Ireland’s membership of the EU and Eurozone provides easy access to the EU internal market
- Post-Brexit, Ireland will be the only Englishspeaking member of the EU which has a legal system based on common law principles.
Given this context, it is easy to understand why nine of the world’s top ten ICT companies have chosen to base their EMEA operations in Ireland. We are pleased to represent eight of these. Our specialised technology team operates at the top end of this market, advising on highly complex issues with an international impact, particularly regarding data privacy, outsourcing, strategic partnerships and IP.
Another major beneficiary of investment in Ireland is financial services, which includes banking, investment funds, asset financing and insurance. Ireland is home to over 50% of the world’s leading organisations in this sector. Our financial services regulatory practice advises such businesses on establishment and investment in Ireland. Our award-winning finance teams work closely with local and global finance houses.
We hope this guide is helpful in your organisation’s assessment of its investment options. If we can be of any further assistance, or if you require additional information, please feel free to contact us.
Declan Black Kevin Hoy
Managing Partner Chair