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Matheson Celebrates 15 Years in the US with NYC Cocktail Reception
More than 200 business executives, senior government officials and lead foreign investors in Ireland gathered at the New York Athletic Club on Wednesday March 14 2012 for a cocktail reception celebrating our 15-year anniversary in the U.S.
The event, which was opened by Irish Government Minister Joan Burton, highlighted the close links between the U.S. and Ireland, with attendees including New York City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley.
Welcoming guests to the event, our managing partner Liam Quirke said:
“International companies and financial institutions represent more than 70% of our business including 27 of the world’s 50 largest banks and more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. It is how we differentiate ourselves.”
In his address at the event, Mr. Quirke also recapped findings from “Investing in Ireland – A survey of foreign direct investors,” a recent Economist Intelligence Unit report commissioned by MATHESON, which predicts that global multinationals and foreign investors will invest an estimated $7.5B in their Irish operations over the next three years.
“This survey is about understanding and sustaining Ireland’s unique selling proposition as the premier low-tax, pro-business gateway jurisdiction to the European internal market,” he said.
The report examines the main factors that bring foreign investment to Ireland and the main challenges in attracting it. It identifies that there are four key cornerstones to Ireland’s FDI offering – access to the EU internal market; the overall business tax infrastructure; the ability to supply a skilled pool of labor; and a stable legal and fiscal framework. To access the full report, click here.
Pictured: Liam Quirke, Managing Partner at Matheson and Irish Government Minister Joan Burton at the NYC cocktail reception