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Sean Ryan, Chair of Eversheds Sutherland Ireland Brexit Group

Brexit hub

Knowing where you stand - Understanding the EU-UK trade deal

Welcome to our Brexit hub. Here you can find information on International Trade, Brexit, and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement as well as all of our latest and previous materials on what Brexit means for Ireland, issues of interest to Irish businesses and/or businesses who have relocated to or are considering relocating to Ireland.

We are committed to giving clear, straightforward and objective guidance on what the EU-UK trade deal and other international trade agreements mean for your business. The issues are not the same for every business and we will ensure that our legal advice is tailored to your needs.

Relocating your business to Ireland?

Ireland is firmly inside the EU and will remain so. This makes the UK’s English speaking neighbour an excellent proposition for any business looking for the certainty and stability that continued EU membership brings.

If you are considering relocating your business to Ireland or have already done so, our dedicated Brexit team, made up of lawyers with knowledge across all relevant legal disciplines, including HR, Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate, Banking and Financial Services, is well placed to advise you.

Key factors for consideration

Based on our experience, the following factors tend to be key considerations for businesses looking at Ireland as a location:

  • a 12.5% corporate tax rate for domestic and foreign firms
  • the quality, flexibility and skills of an English-speaking work force
  • a cooperative labour relations system
  • access to seamless EU restructuring and disputes systems
  • political stability
  • pro-business government policies
  • a transparent judicial system
  • strong intellectual property protection
  • the pulling power of existing companies operating successfully
  • sustained access to the Single Market
  • connectivity