Pearse Trust Blog

Doing Business in Ireland: Uncomplicated Corporate Compliance

Posted by Pearse Trust on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016

Ireland has emerged as the least complicated country in the world for businesses to stay compliant with corporate regulations and undertake commercial operations, according to a new study.

In a recent report ranking 95 countries according to compliance requirements, Ireland was ranked to be the least complicated country in the world in terms of compliance requirements when doing business.

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Tags: Ireland, Legal, Corporate Governance, Economy, Investment

Choose Ireland For Business: A Hotspot For Foreign Direct Investment

Posted by Pearse Trust on Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Ireland’s tax system is sometimes criticised by those campaigning against corporate tax avoidance. However, what is often overlooked is the fact that Ireland’s low rate of corporate tax attracts high volumes of physical investment.

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Tags: Ireland, Economy, Investment

AIM Market Listings - Overview

Posted by Pearse Trust on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

AIM (originally known as the “Alternative Investment Market”) is the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies. A wide range of businesses including early stage, venture capital backed, as well as more established companies join AIM seeking access to growth capital. 

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Tags: United Kingdom, Investment, Shares

Foreign Investment in Irish Property – The Road to Recovery

Posted by Pearse Trust on Monday, Feb 24, 2014

On 11 February 2014 Donald Trump Snr announced that his firm had purchased Doonbeg Lodge and Golf Resort in Co. Clare for circa €15m. The acquisition was completed less than one month after the appointment of Receivers.

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Tags: Ireland, Investment

UK Foreign Branch Rules – Enhancing The UK’s Competitiveness

Posted by Pearse Trust on Monday, Nov 04, 2013

In a previous blog post we outlined how the UK Finance Act, 2011 reformed the taxation of foreign branches (overseas permanent establishments).

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Tags: United Kingdom, Tax, Investment

Central Bank Of Ireland Launches AIFMD Regime

Posted by Pearse Trust on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013

May Announcement

On 15 May 2013, the Central Bank of Ireland announced that it would be accepting applications for the authorisation of alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”). Ireland is the first European regulator to do this and it will enable Irish-authorised AIFMs to avail of the AIFMD passport from 22 July 2013. The Central Bank has issued formal applications, an “AIF Rulebook” and an AIFMD questions and answers document that will serve to clarify the policies.

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Tags: Ireland, Banking, Investment

Implications Of The BVI Data Leak

Posted by Pearse Trust on Monday, Jun 10, 2013

First Signs Of Data Leak

At the start of April, a data leak exposed the identities of thousands of investors in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).  The information was obtained from a hard drive sent to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). 86 journalists across 46 countries spent 15 months analysing the information.

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Tags: Legal, Investment, British Virgin Islands, Offshore Companies

The Top 4 Reasons To Invest In Ireland

Posted by Pearse Trust on Monday, Nov 12, 2012

Ireland’s success in attracting cutting edge Foreign Direct Investment has continued at pace during 2012. US, European and Asia / Pacific companies have demonstrated continued confidence in Ireland’s ability to successfully house their overseas operations.

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Tags: Ireland, Tax, Investment

Why Ireland Is A leading Jurisdiction For Investment Funds

Posted by Pearse Trust on Monday, Jun 18, 2012

At the end of May 2012 the IFIA (Irish Funds Industry Association) announced  that assets serviced by the Irish funds industry have reached an all time high of *€2 trillion.

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Tags: Ireland, Economy, Investment