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Expanding Overseas


Are you an Irish business looking to expand internationally into new markets? If so, you are not alone!

Entering overseas markets is a ‘commercial must’ in many cases. However, there are many local, regional and national factors that need to be considered. In particular, it is important to consider the tax and commercial implications of your corporate structure. We have helped many companies move into new markets and we have the global reach and experience to support your expansion plans.

We have worked with clients expanding into overseas markets, such as Brazil, Russia, India, China, USA, the UK as well as other markets, such as Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Turkey, Germany and France.

Potential issues

  • Understand the risks: Have you considered the political, legal, regulatory etc. risks?
  • Establish a presence: Should you establish a branch, partnership, incorporate a new company, joint venture?
  • Business model: Ensuring your business model is optimal for expanding overseas.
  • Financing: What are the financing restrictions on investing locally and what is the most tax efficient financing structuring?
  • Taxes: Have you considered withholding and other local taxes?
  • Treaties and agreements: How do the transfer pricing rules operate? What double tax treaties exist?
  • Employees: Have you considered local employee and mobile employee taxes and filing requirements?

Contact us

Ronan MacNioclais

Partner, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 6006

Colm O'Callaghan

Partner, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 6126

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