Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been a cornerstone of Irish industrial policy and Ireland is universally regarded as continuously ranking as one of the leading destinations for FDI. A highly competitive corporate tax rate, a very high level of third, and higher, level educational qualification in the workforce and equally high rankings as to labour market flexibility and availability of skilled labour together with Ireland’s position as the only English speaking member of the Eurozone, underpin Ireland’s success in FDI.
The Inward Investment group comprises specialists from many of our practice groups including Employment, Intellectual Property, Competition, Corporate and Banking. This multi discipline approach ensures clients and prospective clients are receiving advice on all requirements in entering the Irish Market.
The Firm acts for multinational and other corporate investors and the FDI team comprises senior lawyers with many years’ experience in advising on:
• Corporate Structure and Regulatory Compliance grant aid and negotiations with the Industrial Development Authority and other Irish governmental agencies
• Structuring of operations in Ireland in a manner consistent with group tax requirements
• Obtaining visas and advising on immigration
• Real property
• Intellectual property
• Labour law issues
A selection of international clients includes: Johnson & Johnson, Shell (E&P) Ireland Ltd, Truvo, GSM Association, Marks & Spencer, New Look, Harry Corry and Worldspan.
The Group is headed by Gerard Coll who has extensive experience in advising international clients investing in Ireland. Read more