An increasingly global business community needs global thinking.
By working with many of the world's largest multi-national companies for nearly 50 years, we have developed a deep understanding and knowledge of international markets and business practices. We bring this global perspective to all our clients, both domestic and foreign, whether you are investing into or out or Ireland or involved in cross border, multi-national assignments.
Our international expertise is underpinned by our presence in the UK and US, where our lawyers provide Irish legal advice to multi-national corporations and the international business community.
We have been providing Irish legal advice to US corporates for decades. We were the first Irish law firm to open a US office, opening in New York in 1978. Since then, our US offices have been at the forefront in advising US clients on some of the most high profile, innovative and complex transactions involving Ireland and the United States.
Through our US offices we advise US corporations, financial institutions, investment banks and private equity firms on Irish law. We regularly partner with the best law firms in the US to deliver advice to our US clients.
The UK market has been an integral part of our business for many decades. We have longstanding working relationships across the UK business and legal community. This is based on many years of providing Irish law advice on some of the most significant and complex transactions involving Irish, UK and international corporations.
We opened a permanent office in London in 1988; now in Austin Friars in the heart of the City. Our London office is an important part of our relationship with the UK and international business community. Through this office we also advise Irish corporates who are doing business in the UK by leading and project managing the process and working closely with local lawyers and other advisors.
In 2007 we opened an office in Belfast providing UK law advice to clients in Northern Ireland. Now one of the largest legal practices in Northern Ireland, we service a broad range of clients across all sectors and practice areas. Due to the very close commercial ties between Ireland and Northern Ireland, Belfast is critical in our firm providing an all-island offering to our many cross-border clients.
Since the formation of the European Union, Germany has been a strong trading partner for Ireland with many German companies establishing operations or investing here. Our German Programme has, for many years, serviced leading German corporations across a wide range of sectors.
Our focus on Asia reflects and a long history of working closely with businesses and law firms for many countries in the region.