Why William Fry?
Ireland captures a disproportionate amount of Foreign Direct
Investment (“FDI”) in Europe thanks to a business friendly legal and tax
environment. Today, over 152,700 people are employed in Ireland by
international companies. Ireland continues to attract FDI in a challenging
global market, due to its tax, talent, technology and track record.
Why have over 600 US companies chosen Ireland? This video from the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland provides insights from Google, Intel, PayPal, Pfizer and others.
Ireland's economy is growing stronger. This video from the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland sets out 13 reasons why US investment will be good for Ireland in 2013.
“Ireland in the Business of Recovery” - The Department of An Taoiseach has produced this video to highlight the progress Ireland has made in improving its economy.
Some of the most innovative companies in the world have set up operations in Dublin. Dublin is Europe’s Tech Hub. This video from IDA Ireland highlights some of these companies.
For over 50 years, international companies have been investing in Ireland. Ireland is an attractive location for these companies primarily for a variety of reasons:
- Tax, Talent, Track Record, Technology, Education, Gateway to Europe, UCITS / Investment Funds Regime.
The FDI projects establishing in Ireland can occur by way of greenfield site set-up, investment into already existing operations or via merger / acquisition. In addition, Ireland acts as a “gateway to Europe” for many US and other non-European companies, including the ability to easily “passport” into all other European Economic Area countries in the insurance and other financial services sectors.
Ireland has a vibrant international financial services sector, centred around Dublin's IFSC. The centre is host to at least half of the world's top 50 banks and half of the top 20 insurance companies. This is supported by the full range of international and domestic names in areas such as professional services, shared services and software provision that have developed around the IFSC.
Our multi-disciplinary International Business practice has unrivalled experience assisting corporations in conducting business in and through Ireland; advising on company formations and group structures, tax, restructurings and reorganisations, intellectual property, information technology and commercial contracts, property, employment, pensions and executive benefits. We are leaders in IFSC activities – insurance and re-insurance, asset management and investment funds, and financial services. We are a full service, business law firm, and as such, we have the legal expertise “in-house” to advise our international clients on all facets of their business.
We maintain strong links with the IDA and other Government legal and regulatory agencies, and can short-cut much of the information gathering, liaising with government bodies and project planning. We also have extensive links to other service providers including banks, accountants, property advisers, HR and recruitment specialists who are key to the success of any inward investment project.