Gowling WLG and Mason Hayes & Curran were pleased to host the Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, Ambassador Jim Kelly and a panel of businesspeople and experts for a fascinating forum on how companies across diverse industries can benefit from investing in Ireland and its "springboard" effect into Europe. The event took place in Gowling WLG offics in Toronto on Friday 8 March.
Home to a huge talent pool — and one of Europe's lowest corporate tax rates — Ireland has caught the attention of many Canadian businesses as a country favourable to foreign expansion and growth. Canada and Ireland are each significant trade partners and investors in each other's economies. This trade and investment covers a variety of sectors including renewable energy, real estate and technology.
Ambassador Jim Kelly, Ambassador of Ireland to Canada
Minister Richard Bruton, Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Mike Dufton, Managing Director Volaris Group
Paul Finkbeiner, Executive Vice-President Global Head of Real Estate, Great-West Lifeco
Deirdre Moran, Country Manager, Canada, IDA Ireland
Áine Cadogan, Senior Associate, Technology and Privacy, Mason Hayes & Curran
Jamie Fitzmaurice, Partner, Institutional Real Estate, Mason Hayes & Curran
David Mangan, Partner, Equity Capital Markets & Securities, Mason Hayes & Curran
Ian Palm, Partner, Corporate Finance, M&A and PE Gowling WLG