There is a long-standing tradition of business relations between Ireland and Germany.
The German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce was founded in 1980. Since then more than 300 German companies have been established on Irish soil which have more than 20,000 employees.
Moreover, Germany is one of Ireland’s biggest trading partners. According to the German-Irish Chamber, bilateral trade between both Ireland and Germany is currently valued at approximately $50 billion per year, with further potential for future growth between the two nations.
German companies continuously require legal advice and skilled business guidance both in relation to initial establishment of companies, as well as their on-going commercial activities in Ireland.
Philip Lee is one of Ireland’s leading international law firms and has many years of experience in advising German companies of all sizes in the fields of corporate, financial and banking law, IP, technology, tax, property, planning and environmental law, energy, employment and litigation.
Philip Lee has represented various well-known German clients such as Enercon, Bilfinger and Porsche AG.
In addition, we advise many Irish companies establishing themselves in Germany as well as businesses that wish to break into the German market. These companies profit from our valuable contacts with German legal and consultancy firms.
Philip Lee prides itself on providing high quality commercial advice and innovative and pragmatic solutions across all fields.
Philip Lee is proud to be a member of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce. By virtue of our close ties with Germany, Philip Lee has both a commercial interest and a personal affiliation with the country and its rich culture. Every member of our German team has spent time studying or working in Germany and some members were born and raised in Germany. All are fluent German speakers.
Our German group at Philip Lee is led by Jonathan Kelly (managing partner) and he is supported by Anna Hickey (corporate and finance senior associate). Every member of the team has gained a wealth of experience in advising foreign companies and private individuals.
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