International Business

Print this page


"As a US company moving into Ireland, we found the lawyers flexible and understanding of the particular needs of our business."
Chambers Europe

Our International Business Group provides a full range of Irish corporate law advice and services to overseas clients doing business in Ireland. The Group is comprised of dedicated lawyers within the Corporate Department whose primary focus is advising international clients on the Irish corporate law aspects of doing business in and through Ireland. We also work with many international law firms on the complex legal issues that arise in cross-border re-organisations and integration projects. The lawyers in the Group bring diverse backgrounds and experience in international legal and business matters and have the practical as well as the legal experience to provide solution driven advice and guidance to our clients. In addition we perform a client relationship role for many of the firm’s international clients by coordinating the provision of their legal needs with other parts of the firm. We also have a dedicated company secretarial team for multinational clients.

The International Business Group primarily advises on:

  • inward investment and establishment of operations and related structures in and through Ireland
  • intra-group restructuring projects
  • reorganisations, pre and post-acquisition integrations and spin-off transactions
  • cash repatriation strategies, dividend planning and procedures
  • general corporate governance advice on Irish board practices and procedures
  • corporate compliance and company secretarial services for international clients
  • commercial contracts

The International Business Group is committed to providing overseas clients with advice and assistance of the highest calibre. Our approach is to ensure accessibility, advice and support at short notice with a particular emphasis on efficient response times. Our clients include leading foreign corporations across a range of sectors (from information technology to life sciences), institutions and government agencies.

Download a copy of the Doing Business in Ireland Guide.


The practice has continued to build an acknowledged and distinguished presence in the US tax sphere.
Chambers Global 2018

"We were happy with this very supportive and proactive team. The lawyers led us through the legal issues and their implications, and helped us to deal with the different cultures involved in the transaction."
Chambers Europe 2016

"My preference for Irish law matters."
Chambers Europe 2016

The "excellent" Matheson acts for numerous international clients requiring cross-border structuring advice.
European Legal 500 2016

Strong choice for multinational companies.
Chambers Europe 2015

Pat English has significant experience in advising international clients looking to establish a presence or to do business in Ireland.
Chambers Global & Europe 2015

Robert O'Shea "provides exceptional service levels for his international clients. They love him."
Chambers Global & Europe 2014

Pat English regularly advises household names on their establishment in Ireland.
Chambers Global & Europe 2014

Its broad expertise enables it to handle the most complex mandates, and the firm's international experience makes it a particularly strong choice for overseas clients.
Chambers Europe 2013

"As a US company moving into Ireland, we found the lawyers flexible and understanding of the particular needs of our business."
Chambers Europe 2013

"It really knows the local market and did a good job of anticipating our needs and providing us with practical advice."
Chambers Europe 2013