|Dublin is one of the key European locations being considered by international businesses in the UK looking to maintain an EU presence in the post-Brexit world. EY’s Brexit Tracker (as reported in the FT) indicates that at least 22 financial services businesses are already actively considering a move to Dublin.
Their international law firms are therefore following suit. More than 1,000 UK solicitors have applied for registration in Ireland in 2016 and 2017 – more than ten times the usual level of applications.
At the same time, Ireland is going through major regulatory changes to modernise the way in which Irish lawyers work, including through the creation of a framework for Limited Liability Partnerships and also for new business models including multi-disciplinary practices. Any firm which is contemplating opening an office in Ireland needs to have a very good understanding of the specific legal, regulatory, tax and business landscape, and the changes in the pipeline, to ensure that their investment in an Irish operation will be profitable, fully integrated locally and globally, and will be an attractive, long term home for legal talent in Ireland.
We are delighted to invite you to the next Professional Practices Alliance breakfast seminar on Setting up in Ireland – Issues for International Professional Services Firms Opening an Office in Dublin – 13 September – 8.30 – 10.00am, with leading Irish and UK partnership, regulatory, tax, employment and recruitment speakers on the issues for international firms setting up in Ireland. To attend please Register here.
The panel will be addressing the legal, tax, regulatory, immigration, recruitment and other commercial considerations, such as property costs, for professional services firms looking to establish an operation in the Emerald Isle. They will also be covering the steps that international firms can take at the outset to protect their new and growing operations in Ireland from key risks, liabilities and potential partnership disputes.
- Why Ireland? The commercial landscape for international firms considering setting up an office in Dublin
- Managing Irish regulatory requirements and the interplay with UK regulation
- Choosing the right structure for your Irish operation
- Tax issues for firms setting up in Ireland
- Irish partnership law and its effect on key business protections for firms, including partner restrictive covenants in UK and Irish partnership agreements
- Professional Indemnity Insurance, and managing the risk of unlimited liability for partners
- Immigration issues for lawyers transferring from the UK or US to Dublin
- Strategic hiring of partners and associates in Ireland
- Statutory protections for partners under Irish law
- Managing partner disputes in Ireland and across borders
CM Murray LLP is a founder member of the Professional Practices Alliance, together with Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, Buzzacott LLP, Hierons LLP and Partner remuneration specialists PEP-UP Consulting.
Barry Magee, McDowell Purcell, Dublin, Irish Professional Regulation specialist
Bernadette Quigley, Barrister, Irish Bar, Dublin, Irish Commercial & Partnership law specialist
Andrew Quinn, Head of Tax, Maples and Calder, Dublin, Irish and International Tax specialist
Colleen Cleary, Founder, CC Solicitors, Dublin, Irish employment and immigration law specialist
Iain Miller, Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP, London, UK Regulatory specialist
Portia White, Fox Rodney Search, London & Dublin, UK & Ireland Partner & Associate Recruitment
Corinne Staves, Partner, Maurice Turnor Gardner, UK partnership law specialist
Chair: Clare Murray, CM Murray LLP UK partnership and employment law specialist
Wednesday 13 September, 2017 from 8.30 – 10.00am at
the offices of Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP,
15th Floor, Milton House, Milton Street, London EC2Y 9BH (map)
Breakfast – from 8.00 am
Panel Discussion – 8.30 am
End of discussion and Q&A – 10.00am
To register for this event click here.