Events > You Can Export: Setting Up in Ireland

You Can Export: Setting Up in Ireland

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Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Time: 9:15 am - 1:00 pm

Venue: Squire Patton Boggs, 6 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP

Setting up overseas in a market where there is sufficient demand for your products or services can offer additional benefits beyond exporting, such as lowering costs, increasing market penetration and improving relationships with your customers. However, this presents practical challenges, so it is important to gather insights and plan thoroughly before considering setting up in a new market.

Ireland is the fifth largest export market and an important trading partner for the UK. Trade and foreign investment are encouraged and with exports of £38 billion from the UK to the market in 2018, Ireland presents an ideal opportunity for businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber.

This event, in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs in Leeds, Mason Hayes & Curran in Ireland and the Department for International Trade Ireland, will cover everything you need to know to do business and set up in Ireland, including:

  • An overview of the Irish market
  • DIT Ireland services and in-market partners
  • Doing a deal, setting up and doing business in Ireland
  • Commercial contracts
  • EU IP and trademarks
  • Irish labour law hurdles
  • Case study from a local company doing business in Ireland
  • Q&A
  • Optional one-to-one meetings

For UK exporters who are considering setting up a branch or subsidiary, Ireland is one option and this event will explore the potential opportunities and obstacles for UK businesses.

This event is suitable for large SMEs and MSBs from any sector who want to set up in Ireland.

Join us on 25 September to find out whether Ireland is the right market for you.


Register Interest

Due to limited capacity, any expressions of interest will be reviewed on an individual basis and we will contact you as soon as possible to confirm a successful application. 

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019
9:15 am - 9:45 amNetworking
9:45 am - 9:50 amWelcome and Introductions - Department for International Trade and Hannah Kendrick, Squire Patton Boggs
9:50 am - 10:15 amIrish Market Overview - Department for International Trade Ireland
10:15 am - 10:25 amGetting Your Business Ready - Hannah Kendrick, Squire Patton Boggs
10:25 am - 10:45 amEU IP and Trademarks - Kerry Lee, Squire Patton Boggs
10:45 am - 11:00 amRefreshment Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amDoing Business, Setting Up and Commercial Contracts in Ireland - Nicholas Metcalf, Mason Hayes & Curran and Hannah Kendrick, Squire Patton Boggs
11:30 am - 11:50 amIrish Labour Law Hurdles - Ian O‘Herlihy and Matthew Lewis, Mason, Hayes & Curran
11:50 am - 12:10 pmCase Study
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmQ&A and Closing Remarks
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pmOne-to-one Meetings
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Squire Patton Boggs
6 Wellington Place

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Discover how you can grow your business

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