Following two decades of double-digit growth China has overtaken the US to become the world’s largest economy accounting for 18% of global GDP, according to IMF statistics. At the same time, the Chinese government’s $1.3 trillion ‘One Belt, One Road’ trade initiative represents a clear signal of a commitment to globalise the economy.

This represents a significant opportunity for Ireland which is increasingly viewed as a gateway to Europe for Chinese corporations seeking to expand their global footprint. Indeed, Ireland is already home to four of China’s top five Banks and three out of China’s top five technology brands.

In order to meet the particular needs of Chinese companies coming to Ireland and Irish companies entering the Chinese market we have established a dedicated China Hong Kong Business Group. The group is able to leverage the on the ground expertise of our Chinese office network of 25 offices which includes a presence in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, and combine that with our Irish office capability to deliver a full service offering on:

  • Market Entry Solutions/Strategies;
  • Business Advisory;
  • International Tax Planning;
  • Merger & Acquisition Assistance;
  • Transfer Pricing;
  • Key Management Global Mobility Solutions;
  • Project Management; and
  • Global Audit Coordination.

Why Grant Thornton?

As the world’s fastest growing professional services firm with a global reach and an exceptionally strong network of offices in both countries, Grant Thornton is uniquely well placed to support this burgeoning relationship.

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Dara Kelly
Partner – Deal Advisory
Dara Kelly