Asia-Pacific

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“Welcome to the Arthur Cox Asia-Pacific Group webpage. We welcome enquiries from companies and investors in the region and have a number of Chinese-speaking lawyers who can assist Chinese investors looking to establish operations or invest in or through Ireland.”

 – Mr Diyu Wu

The Practice

Arthur Cox acts for Irish and international clients seeking to invest and establish operations in the Asia-Pacific region as well as for new and existing clients from the region looking to invest and do business in and through Ireland. With specialists drawing on the expertise and experience of all the industry-specific practice areas across the firm as well as our extensive network of contacts both at home and in the Asia-Pacific region, we can help our clients prepare for the opportunities and the challenges they face in doing business overseas.

At Arthur Cox we appreciate that our clients operate in a constantly developing commercial and corporate environment. We have a dedicated Asia-Pacific Group, headed by tax partner Caroline Devlin, which coordinates all of the firm’s activities in and with the Asia-Pacific region. We work closely with independent law firms in the Region and participate in Asia-Pacific trade associations, chambers of commerce and industry groups. We are also members of the Ireland China Association, the International Bar Association and Lex Mundi, the association of independent law firms.

Our international clients come from all sectors, including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology companies, heavy manufacturers,  high technology businesses, digital technology, internet and social media companies and tax driven financial services operations.

Expertise

The group draws on the expertise of the other relevant practice groups within the firm including TaxCorporateFinanceAsset Management and Investment Funds, EmploymentIntellectual PropertyEnvironment and PlanningConstruction and Financial Regulatory.

We advise on the full range of issues governing all aspects of inward investment work, including:

  • Tax planning and advice on appropriate tax and corporate structures, including holding companies
  • Company incorporation
  • Advice on intellectual property development, licensing and protection
  • Negotiation of the development agency grant agreement
  • Advice on general corporate matters and corporate governance
  • Company secretarial
  • Financing
  • Advice on employment law and employee benefits
  • Real Estate
  • Environmental and planning law advice
  • Advice on commercial contracts and terms and conditions of trade