It is no surprise to learn that the US is Ireland’s top export destination goods and services. The U.S. investment has been particularly important to the growth and modernization of Irish industry over the past 25 years, providing new technology, export capabilities and management and manufacturing best practices. Ireland's membership in the European Union has been the basis for the establishment of mutually beneficial agreements and positive relations. Ireland’s progressive business attitude and highly skilled work force has made this small but powerful island the destination of choice for at least 1,000 multinational businesses to date.
We can support Irish firms interested in establishing relations or operations within the US, and vice versa. Our US help desk is in place to allow perspectives from our Irish experts and our American peer experts, to provide clients with rounded and comprehensive advice.
Inward investors into Ireland use a variety of structures to enter the Irish market. The right structure will depend on factors such as the specific sector, business product, service and the extent to which a local presence is required. Examples include:
Trading through a private limited liability company;
Setting up an Irish registered branch office;
Acquiring an existing business in Ireland;
Using a joint venture with a third party; and/or
Entering into partnership with another business.
We recognise that trading in a new country can be daunting, so we have brought together an extensive range of services that makes this process easier for you. We, along with our international network, are experts in helping businesses operating globally in navigating the Irish regulatory systems, providing practical and solution-based advice.
Bruce Stanley is our US expert, and he is ready to take you through everything you need to know about trading in the US. Bruce has over 15 years’ experience of practice, advising across a broad range of sectors including Hotels and Catering, Property Investment, Arts & Entertainment, Professional Services, Medical and Retail. See full profile here.