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Ireland

Our Dublin office is a highly successful full service legal practice advising on Irish law, which combines extensive knowledge and experience of Irish law with the in-depth strength of a global law firm. Where appropriate, our clients can draw on the expertise of other Maples offices around the world, ensuring that their businesses and transactions are structured optimally. 

As part of our global network you can also access our Irish practice and expert legal advisers through other offices including the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and London. In addition our affiliate, MaplesFS, can provide global support for your specialised management, administration and fiduciary needs, from local offices in Dublin.

Ireland is a common law jurisdiction with an extensive framework of laws, regulations and tax codes tailored to modern corporate and financial services businesses. As a Member State of the European Union it is ideally suited as a gateway to doing business throughout Europe from a single base. Ireland's economic policies are strongly supportive of business and finance. The jurisdiction has attracted high levels of foreign direct investment and is also recognised as a leading global financial centre.

The attractiveness of Ireland as a jurisdiction in and through which to do business is underpinned by a number of factors, including a strategic focus on creating a knowledge economy, favourable corporate tax rates (Ireland has the lowest headline rate of corporation tax in the OECD at 12.5%), a highly skilled and motivated workforce and EU membership.

Ireland is a location of choice for multi-national corporate and financial services businesses. It has a recognised and active stock exchange, an extensive network of double taxation treaties and has been highly successful in attracting cross border corporate, M&A, capital markets, investment fund and fund management activity.

Current Developments

Awards

Industry recognition includes the following awards: 

2016

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm

2015

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • HFMWeek - European Service Provider Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm
  • HFMWeek - US Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm for Client Service 
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year 

2014

  • Finance Dublin - Loans and Financing: SME Sector
  • Finance Dublin - Debt Capital Markets: ABS Deal of the Year
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of The Year
  • HFMWeek - European Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm  
  • HFMWeek - US Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm for Client Service
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year 

 2013 

  • DealMakers - Global AwardsPrivate Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards - Investment Funds Firm of the Year, Ireland
  • Lawyers World - Law Awards - Private Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • The Lawyer Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Private Funds Law Firm of the Year

2012

  • ACQ Global Awards - Aviation Law Firm of the Year, Ireland
  • ACQ Global Awards - Banking Law Firm of the Year, Ireland
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • The Hedge Fund Journal - Leading Offshore Law Firm

2011

  • Finance Dublin - IFSC Deal of the Year
  • Lawyers World - Law Awards - Capital Markets Firm of the Year, Ireland
  • The Hedge Fund Journal - Leading Offshore Law Firm

2010

  • Airfinance Journal - Deal of the Year: Europe
  • Airfinance Journal - Deal of the Year: PDP Financing
  • Airfinance Journal - Deal of the Year: Regional Aircraft
  • Finance Dublin - M&A Deal of the Year
  • IFLR European Awards - Structured Finance Deal of the Year
  • Legal Excellence Awards - Capital Markets Firm of the Year, Ireland

Contacts

Dublin

Maples and Calder Dublin
Nicholas Butcher
work +353 1 619 2025