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Ogier provides practical advice on BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg law through our global network of offices across the Asian, Caribbean and European timezones. Ogier is the only firm to advise on this unique combination of laws.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI)

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Overseas companies considering direct investment into Ireland require experienced legal and corporate services specialists who understand the challenges of establishing and growing a business in Ireland.

Ogier's dedicated foreign direct investment (FDI) experts, based in Dublin, provide practical and commercial advice across the full range of FDI activities, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, commercial contracts, real estate, intellectual property, GDPR compliance, employment and immigration advice.

We are uniquely positioned to advise on international investment structuring and complex cross-border transactions, drawing on multi-disciplinary legal expertise from our teams across the BVI, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Guernsey, Jersey, Hong Kong, London and Luxembourg.

We also offer seamless, integrated corporate services through our corporate and fiduciary experts at Ogier Global, including company formations, company secretarial support, board support, registered address services, financial, regulatory and statutory reporting, directorship services and administrative support.

From early-stage venture start-ups to multinational companies, our team in Ireland is perfectly placed to provide targeted expertise, seasoned experience and multidisciplinary support to meet your commercial objectives.

Why Ireland for foreign direct investment?

Ireland is one of Europe's top destinations for foreign investment and FDI is a key pillar of Ireland's economic success.

The country is home to more than 1,600 overseas company operations that directly employ over 250,000 people – including some of the world's leading companies. It attracts businesses from sectors such as ICT, life sciences, financial services, engineering and business services.

Ireland is an attractive destination for FDI for the following reasons:

  • its competitive and transparent corporate tax regime
  • a highly educated and skilled talent pool
  • it's one of the world's leading research, development and innovation (RDI) locations
  • it's the only native English-speaking EU member state
  • its pro-enterprise policy and attractive business environment
Corporate law services

Ogier's Corporate team in Ireland has specific expertise in advising clients with both domestic and cross-border transactions, regulatory matters, and real estate acquisition, development and structuring.

Led by partner Dominic Conlon, Ogier's Corporate team in Ireland team has significant experience advising across matters relating to foreign direct investment.

  • Commercial contracts 
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory advice
  • Advice/execution related to the "shamrocking" of trading agreements
  • Data protection and intellectual property
  • GDPR compliance
  • Intellectual property (IP) registration and protection
  • Real estate
  • Purchasing or leasing of Irish commercial real estate office, industrial and logistics, commercial and residential
  • General assistance
  • Introductions /partnership with the IDA
  • Introductions to tax partners in Ireland
  • Assistance with setting up a bank account
Employment and corporate immigration services

Led by partner Bláthnaid Evans, Ogier's Employment team in Ireland offers first rate support in all employment and corporate immigration matters. 

  • Contracts, policies and handbooks
  • Management training
  • Outsourcing and TUPE advices
  • Corporate support
  • Investigations
  • Advice on employment matters including, but not limited to, investigations, grievances, disciplinary matters and protected disclosures
  • Restructuring advice
  • Employment disputes
  • Employment permits
Company services

Ogier’s Corporate Services includes company formations, company secretarial support, board support, registered address services, financial, regulatory and statutory reporting, directorship services and administrative support to client entities.

Ogier Global focuses on supporting corporate clients involved in foreign direct investment as well as indigenous Irish companies looking to establish themselves locally. 

Ogier Global also supports institutional clients involved in a variety of structured finance and capital market based transactions, and aviation lessors involved in various aviation leasing arrangements involving the use of special purpose vehicles.

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