Understanding International Business in Ireland

Is your business interested in learning more about International business in Ireland? At present the Irish economy is financially stable and is the fastest growing country in the European Union, with the economy growing by 4.8% in 2014. There have been many highlights within the Irish tax system recently with Ireland boasting a 12.5% corporation tax rate, making the country a huge attraction to multinational companies. In this webinar, Eide Bailly will be teaming up with HLB Sheehan Quinn, one of our HLB Member Firms out of Ireland and the Irish Development Authority (IDA) to outline these benefits and discuss how to take advantage of them.

Learning Objectives:

Identify primary reasons for investing in Ireland

Review the tax system highlights and benefits of expanding to Ireland

Explore typical business structures

Review US tax benefits related to foreign investment through Ireland



Mark Butler, Managing Partner, HLB Sheehan Quinn
Mark is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland and the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is a registered Auditor in both Ireland and the UK with more than 17 years’ experience in practice. He has advised a large number of high achieving entrepreneurs and privately owned businesses in providing them with the financial, taxation and compliance advice required to grow their businesses. As a founding director of HLB Ireland, the Irish Federation of HLB International member firms, Mark is our international business partner with responsibility for attracting inward investment to Ireland when clients of other HLB firms around the world are considering where to locate. 



Deirdre Moran, VP High Growth Companies, US West Region, IDA Ireland
IDA Ireland works with some of the world's most successful companies who have chosen Ireland as their European base. Clients include Google, Facebook, Twitter, Intel, Qualtrics, Ancestry.com, Dropbox, Airbnb, Zendesk and many more. Ireland was voted by Forbes as one of the Best Place in the World to do Business in 2014. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Deirdre's role is to identify and advise high growth companies for which Ireland offers a positive solution to their international growth strategy. IDA Ireland offers a range of practical and financial assistance to companies to ensure their success in using Ireland to support and grow their European presence and Deirdre can assist companies who are considering internationalising to decide if Ireland is a good fit for them.


Shannon Lemmon, International Tax Partner, Eide Bailly
Shannon has more than 14 years of public accounting experience and a diverse background in the international tax area. She provides specialized tax services and is responsible for assisting clients, educating staff and providing thought leadership on international tax matters. Shannon is experienced in the areas of inbound and outbound international tax planning, as well as compliance issues for companies and individuals.
Shannon's specific areas of expertise include tax efficient structuring/restructuring, acquisition and disposition structuring, FIRPTA, foreign tax credit maximization, earnings and profits, IC-DISC (U.S. export incentive), offshore voluntary compliance initiative filings, foreign exchange gain/loss, withholding and reporting, U.S. tax treaty benefit analysis, transfer pricing, repatriation planning, dual consolidated losses, ASC 740 reporting, U.S. international form compliance and taxable presence risk analysis.


Fernando Lopez, International Tax Senior Manager, Eide Bailly
Fernando has more than 16 years of experience working with clients in international tax at multiple professional services firms. He has advised a variety of international clients with cross-border tax matters, as well as supported U.S clients in cross-border operations, tax planning, transfer pricing, and other international tax issues.

Fernando has specific experience in tax-efficient restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, global trading structures, tax deferral, hedging & treasury activities, foreign currency transactions, repatriation, IP migration, transfer pricing, tax accounting, FIN 48 reporting, and international compliance.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Central Time U.S.A)

15.00 p.m. – 16.00 p.m. (Irish Time)



Please register by June 18 to secure your attendance.

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