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Irish Legal Services

Clark Hill has a full-service Irish law practice and experience advising European and US clients doing business in or through Ireland. Our practice includes corporate/transactional, litigation & dispute resolution, insolvency, property, employment, investment funds, and cybersecurity. Our team serves a range of industries, from real estate developers and financial institutions to logistics firms, wind farms and home health providers.  

Our clients are based in Ireland and across Europe.  We work with clients of all sizes, including multinational organizations, SMEs, family companies, and high net worth individuals.

Clients rely not only on the expertise of our Ireland-based professionals, but the seamless resources offered by the Clark Hill firm, one of the largest international law firms.

The advice we provide is industry-specific and individually tailored to help our clients to achieve their legal and business objectives.

Our Corporate and Commercial Law experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, insolvency and reorganisations, fund formation and capital markets, investments, cybersecurity and data privacy, intellectual property and technology (including domain name and trademark negotiations) and cross-border services.

Our Real Estate/Property team offers a wide range of services such as commercial property transactions, residential and commercial conveyancing and probate, property refinancing, drafting and advising landlords and tenants on commercial and private leases.

Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution colleagues provide services for corporate and complex disputes (internal and intra-company), regulatory inquires, international arbitration, cybersecurity breach response, examinerships, fraud investigations and civil enforcements, multijurisdictional issues, professional negligence claims, and cross-border litigation, including representation at the Irish High Court (including its Commercial Court division), Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

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Dublin—The Gateway to Europe

Clark Hill is an innovative, entrepreneurial organization. We offer a sophisticated blend of legal excellence and informed political and industry experience. We bring multinational and industry-specific understanding and context to clients in all fields, working across the USA, Europe and Mexico. Our transatlantic platform and substantial presence in Ireland marks us out as a uniquely good fit for clients with business and ambitions between the two continents.

Unique Ireland/U.S. footprint

We are the first U.S. firm with a multi-disciplinary full-service offering in both Ireland and in the U.S. We opened our office in Dublin in 2016 and as of January 2022 have a presence in Galway. We currently have over 20 solicitors on the ground – and our office continues to grow dramatically. On the US side, we have 25 offices serving an international client base, including Irish clients, coast to coast and in almost every state. We also have a presence in Mexico City, Mexico. Of note, we are particularly strong in target destinations for Irish companies—the Midwest, Texas, and the West Coast.

Commitment to Two-Way FDI

We are committed to supporting the two-way FDI between Ireland and the U.S. Our service model is to engage with clients from the beginning as they consider expansion opportunities and support them through their decision-making and each step of their commercial and legal journey. We’ve found that, for Irish companies looking to expand into the U.S., the primary legal areas of concern initially (at decision phase) are: Corporate (structuring and governance); Regulation; Immigration; Funding; Tax; and Employment. U.S. companies entering Ireland have similar needs.

One-stop shop

One of our differentiators is our ability to be a one-stop shop on the ground for our clients where they need us to be. We can service client legal needs in both countries, including on what to expect in the other. Our clients considering the first step in FDI find value in our ability to map the differences between the legal and regulatory regimes between both countries. Many companies have, until now, had no option but to engage legal firms in each country, which limits the joined-up nature of the advice and adds unnecessary cost. Clients consistently tell us that having one firm serve both roles has enormous value.

Understanding of the U.S.-Ireland business relationship

We understand the economic and demographic footprint in both countries and know well the commercial potential that footprint brings. Our team is very well placed to help support and enable clients in that two-way FDI. We also have excellent relationships with key stakeholders such as Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, United States Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.

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