On Thursday, 29 November 2018, EisnerAmper Ireland, Fasken and Whitney Moore hosted a breakfast briefing for Canadian-based global technology, resources and life sciences businesses and financial institutions expanding their operations into the European market.
The briefing was held in Fasken’s office in Toronto, Canada. The event was centred around using Ireland as as a base in order to access the wider European market. The panel discussed the topic from a wide variety of different angles including investment, legal, accounting, tax and marketing.
Speakers and topics included:
Clifford Sosnow, Partner, Fasken moderated the panel which discussed key considerations and reasons to invest in Ireland in addition to opportunities surrounding Brexit.
Brendan Ringrose, Partner, Whitney Moore, Dublin
Brendan specialises in advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, fundraisings and commercial agreements. He provided insights into setting up in Ireland from a legal perspective.
Cormac Doyle, Tax Partner, EisnerAmper Ireland
Cormac is a Partner and head of the Firm’s tax team, leading a specialist team advising clients who are setting up and operating in Europe using Ireland as a base. He offered insights in relation to setting up in Ireland from a tax perspective.
Gavin Lee, Head of International Trade, EisnerAmper Ireland
Gavin is EisnerAmper Ireland’s Head of International Trade. He brings with him over 20 years industry experience in the financial services, life sciences and telecommunications sectors. Gavin shared his extensive international business experience, having been previously based in the South Pacific, and more recently the EMEA region.
Deirdre Moran, IDA Ireland
IDA Ireland, Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency is a non-commercial, semi-state body, promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. Deirdre shared insights from her 7 years’ experience based in the United States and Canada advising high-growth companies and the emerging technology sector with regard to investing in Ireland.
Stephanie Lopinski, Director, Global Communications, SOTI Inc.
Stephanie is a passionate storyteller, brand ambassador and marketing executive who coaches and develops teams to results. Specialising in high-growth companies, she has 10+ years of experience working across worldwide communications, brand, events, social and digital marketing for industry leaders including BlackBerry, Toyota and the Government of Ontario. She currently serves as Director of Global Communications for SOTI, an enterprise mobility & IoT management software company. Stephanie will join the panel to provide further insights into how Canadian companies can transition into Ireland.
Our dedicated International Business team advises global technology and life sciences businesses, financial institutions and their advisors on internationalisation. The approach of our team is to look at the client through the prism of their business model and vision. We provide them with the local knowledge, ideas and support necessary to facilitate their European international trade planning and execution. For more information contact Cormac Doyle.