Since Britain announced its intention of leaving the EU lawyers throughout Europe have developed plans for winning a share of the international commercial business that is likely to depart that jurisdiction. A number have already opened up English speaking courts. But Ireland has been quietly and deliberately developing its own strategy, confident that its status as a common law, English speaking location gives it a clear long-term advantage. John Stanley reports on the progress that is being made with the establishment of an Implementation Group late last year. He depicts the long game being sketched out by members of the Implementation Group, including the Bar Council's Patrick Leonard SC.
The 2019 edition of the Finance Dublin Yearbook, is the 26th annually updated record of the history of the companies and institutions that make up the Republic of Ireland's international financial services history. In this sense, it is a 'living history' of the evolution of a significant global financial centre, Europe's fifth largest, in terms of trade. The new 2019 edition in its updates and new company additions, reflects 'a rate of expansion that is unprecedented in the 30 year plus history of the international financial services industry'.