Ireland & Northern Ireland

As practical advisors in cross-border matters, Irish and Northern Irish companies with U.S. ventures benefit from our deep knowledge of the legal nuances associated with opening, expanding, and running international businesses in the U.S.

Overview

Arnall Golden Gregory attorneys team up with Irish companies to open, expand and run businesses across the United States. Irish companies with U.S. ventures benefit from lawyers who understand the legal nuances of doing business in America. As practical advisors to companies in cross-border business matters, AGG attorneys are known for their ability to help Irish organizations successfully integrate into the U.S. economy. Clients appreciate our responsive, collaborative approach to turning opportunities into success stories.

Most recognized for our work with Ireland’s life sciences companies (including cutting-edge pharmaceutical and medical device organizations), AGG attorneys also counsel Irish-operated businesses in the food and beverage, information technology, manufacturing, clothing, transportation, financial services, payment systems, and energy industries. We guide executives and business owners through virtually every aspect of the law related to doing business in the U.S. As a full-service firm, we provide strategic advice in corporate, employment, FDA, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax law matters.

With an unparalleled commitment to helping business organizations in Ireland and Northern Ireland, our lawyers partner with the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the NISP Connect, a non-profit organization supporting the development of innovative technologies in Northern Ireland. We also partner with leading universities, such as Queens University and the University of Ireland, to support business incubator initiatives for cutting-edge technologies and products. Additionally, an AGG attorney serves as the General Counsel for The Wild Geese Network of Irish Scientists. Our unique exposure working with Irish business leaders allows us to seamlessly collaborate on critical cross-border business initiatives.

Routinely recognized for the depth and breadth of their practices, AGG attorneys receive accolades for their work domestically and internationally. The firm is home to Irish Legal 100 honorees and a Business & Finance Magazine/Ireland INC Global 100 Irish Business Leader. Across the firm, attorneys are named in Super Lawyers, Chambers & Partners USA, and Best Lawyers®. Additionally, one of our attorneys is the former chair of the 23,000-member American Bar Association Section of International Law, where he led international law policy development initiatives and oversaw the education of American lawyers with regard to international practices.

AGG provides practical guidance for Irish and Northern Irish companies doing business in the U.S. through their blog, Irish Export Insights. By subscribing to the blog, readers receive insights into smart exporting that supports a resilient economy in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the United States. For more information about how AGG lawyers can help businesses in Ireland and Northern Ireland, please contact Mike Burke directly.

Experience

  • Advised an Irish animal health company on sales and distribution network for the U.S. market and related U.S. Food and Drug Administration compliance issues.
  • Represented an Irish medical device manufacturer on U.S. expansion, compliance with relevant U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements, and execution of distribution agreement.
  • Advised a Northern Irish non-alcoholic beverage company on the creation of a U.S. distribution platform.
  • Served as outside general counsel to 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of Irish scientists and engineers.
  • Represented a Northern Irish cloud-based customer relationship management platform in connection with expansion to the U.S. market.
  • Counseled a Northern Irish cosmetics company on expansion to the U.S. market, including the formation of a U.S. affiliate, compliance with relevant U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements, and negotiation and drafting of supply agreements with U.S. cosmetics chains.
  • Counseled a Northern Irish developer of a sports player tracking and analysis system in the restructuring of its U.S. operations.
  • Counseled a Northern Irish developer of mobile workforce management software in U.S. expansion and ‘Americanized’ client’s software-as-a-service and related terms and conditions.
  • Counseled a Northern Irish distillery on import issues, alcohol sales regulations, and distribution agreements for the U.S. market.
  • Advised a Northern Irish provider of specialist data management, data analytics, and data mining services on the formation of a U.S. affiliate and roll-out of service offerings in the U.S.
  • Counseled a U.S. third-party logistics provider on the formation of an Irish holding company.
  • Represented a U.S. health insurance provider in connection with the formation of an Irish affiliate and service offerings to U.S. students in Europe and the Middle East.
  • Represented a franchiser, Rollins Inc., in connection with its domestic sales program and its international expansion into China, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Honduras, South Korea, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Turkey, Ireland, and Cyprus.

    Recognition

    AGG was shortlisted for the 2024 Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards in the Deal of the Year (above £10m) category for its work on the acquisition of Spatialest by Schneider Geospatial.

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