Brexit: Establishing a Fund Management Company in Ireland

13 April 2017

Ireland is one of the leading EEA jurisdictions for cross-border fund distribution and is home to funds collectively valued at over €2 trillion. Ireland is also a leading location for fund management companies, particularly Alternative Investment Fund Managers and UCITS Management Companies, which are drawn by the numerous advantages Ireland has to offer as a domicile for cross border management companies.

Brexit - Summary of the Key Implications for Irish Business

30 March 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's letter of notification of intention to leave under Article 50 has officially triggered the beginning of the end of the UK in the European Union.  This has profound implications not merely for the UK but also for the other Member States, including Ireland.  We attach a summary of the key implications for Irish business of Brexit as well as some suggested next steps.

Brexit Tracker IV - Keeping you informed

23 February 2017

McCann FitzGerald is committed to keeping our clients up-to-date in relation to the legal and related political/economic developments in respect of Brexit. As the only Irish law firm with working offices in Brussels, London and New York, we are also able to provide you with an informed insight of views at the heart of Europe, the City of London and New York.

Summary briefing - EU Financial Services Agenda

15 February 2017

In this short video, Imelda Higgins, Senior Associate in our Knowledge team discusses the EU Financial Services Agenda.

Brexit Proceedings Launched in Ireland

31 January 2017

Crowdfunded proceedings exploring important issues surrounding Brexit have been commenced before the Irish High Court.

Brexit Tracker III - Keeping you informed

18 January 2017

McCann FitzGerald is committed to keeping our clients up-to-date in relation to the legal and related political/economic developments in respect of Brexit. As the only Irish law firm with working offices in Brussels, London and New York, we are also able to provide you with an informed insight of views at the heart of Europe, the City of London and New York.

Karyn Harty on the implications of Brexit for Ireland

20 December 2016

In this short video, Karyn Harty, Partner in our Dispute Resolution & Litigation Group, discusses the implications of Brexit for Ireland.

Brexit Tracker II - Keeping you informed

11 November 2016

McCann FitzGerald is committed to keeping our clients up-to-date in relation to the legal and related political/economic developments in respect of Brexit. As the only Irish law firm with working offices in Brussels, London and New York, we are also able to provide you with an informed insight of views at the heart of Europe, the City of London and New York.

Brexit Tracker - Keeping you informed

13 September 2016

McCann FitzGerald is committed to keeping our clients, both Irish and overseas, up to date in relation to the legal and related political/economic developments in respect of Brexit. As the only Irish law firm with working offices in Brussels, London and New York, we are also able to provide you with an informed insight of views at the heart of Europe, the City of London and New York.

Brexit - A legal perspective (Issue III)

27 July 2016

This comprehensive briefing – an updated edition of Brexit: A legal perspective – considers the many issues and opportunities that Brexit casts up for businesses in Ireland.

 

Brexit Leadership Team

 

11 July 2016

 

Contact details for the McCann FitzGerald Brexit team.

 

Ireland as a Location for Insurance Undertakings

 

08 July 2016

 

Ireland is a key player in the global insurance and reinsurance industry and is widely recognised as one of the best locations to establish European headquarters operations.

 

Asset Management & Investment Funds in Ireland: An EU Platform

 

08 July 2016

 

Ireland is one of the leading regulated domiciles for internationally distributed investment funds. Irish funds are sold in seventy countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

 

Employment and Immigration Law Implications of Brexit

 

08 July 2016

 

The “four freedoms” – free movement of people, goods, services and capital, are at the core of EU principles. A significant factor in the vote by the UK to leave the EU, was a fundamental difficulty the UK has with the free movement

 

Ireland as a Location for Banks

 

07 July 2016

 

Ireland is an attractive location for banks both because of the many advantages associated with its European Union membership and because of its position as a global financial services centre.

 

Ireland as a Location for MiFID Investment Firms

 

07 July 2016

 

Ireland is home to a significant number of investment firms authorised under the regulatory framework set out in the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive.

 

Ireland as a Location for Electronic Money and Payment Institutions

 

07 July 2016

 

Ireland is home to some of the world’s leading payments companies, attracted in part by Ireland’s thriving financial services and growing FinTech sector.

 

Brexit - Tax Opportunities for Ireland?

 

07 June 2016

 

From an Irish taxation perspective, Brexit does not give rise to any immediate tax issues. However, in the longer term, there are likely to be significant tax consequences for UK based companies in the context of their wider European activities and these may be of particular importance to companies considering a tax domicile in the UK post-Brexit.

 

Irish Eyes Smiling at Legal Opportunities From UK’s Brexit Vote - The American Lawyer

 

05 July 2016

 

McCann FitzGerald was quoted in an article that appeared on The American Lawyer website entitled “Irish Eyes Smiling at Legal Opportunities From UK’s Brexit Vote”.

 

McCann FitzGerald highlights legal and regulatory uncertainty caused by Brexit

 

28 June 2016

 

Premier Irish law firm, McCann FitzGerald, today hosted a seminar to identify the key challenges facing Irish businesses following last week’s UK referendum for Brexit. An overview of the new business landscape was presented and the resulting challenges and opportunities discussed.

 

Brexit - Financial Services Regulatory Group Bulletin

 

03 June 2016

 

On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom will vote in a referendum to decide its future in the European Union - to remain or to leave (Brexit). A vote to leave the EU will have significant consequences for the financial services industries in the UK and Ireland.

 

McCann FitzGerald warns on Brexit - “The most significant risk for the Irish economy and Irish business”

 

15 April 2016

 

Premier Irish law firm, McCann FitzGerald, has warned that the possibility of a Brexit is probably currently the single most significant risk for the Irish economy and Irish business. In a report published today it stated that “there is a real concern that a vote to leave would lead immediately to legal, regulatory, economic and political uncertainty”.

 

Interviews with Barry Devereux and John Cronin on RTE's Morning Ireland

 

15 April 2016

 

Barry Devereux and John Cronin were interviewed by Conor Brophy on RTE's Morning Ireland before hosting a panel discussion on a potential Brexit at the firm's Dublin office.