Law

Comprehensive, bilingual legal advice - our consulting service DEinternational is looking forward to help you.

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The German Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce offers a comprehensive legal advisory service in conjunction with our member firms who specialize in a wide range of legal and taxation areas. We act as liaison between our clients and the relevant advisors thereby providing a convenient one-stop shop for our members and their queries. The service is provided in either English or German as preferred.

Our services:

Legal advice

 In conjunction with our German partner Chambers worldwide, the German-Irish Chamber can provide access to local representation as well as legal and taxation information on a global basis from local specialists with up-to-date knowledge and expertise.

 

Company formationThe Chamber can assist you in all aspects of the formation and setup of your company in Germany, completed in as little as 3 weeks, from choosing the right legal form for you, to registering your company and meeting all tax and legal requirements.
Contract of employmentWould you like to draw up an employment contract for your new employee? We will tell you which minimum requirements the contract is subject to, which notice periods you must observe and whether a minimum wage must be observed. Although EU directives have harmonised many areas of European labour law, there are still many differences between Germany and Ireland. We draw your attention to these.
Commercial agent contractIf you appoint an Irish commercial agent, the first thing to consider is which law should apply to the contract. It should be borne in mind that although the EC Directive on Commercial Agents has been fully implemented in Ireland, it has not been fully harmonised with German law. We explain the main differences between German and Irish commercial agency law. We can tell you which notice period applies and whether the commercial agent is entitled to compensation. You can also obtain from us a bilingual commercial agency contract under German law, which could form the basis for negotiation between you and your new business partner.
FeesOur services are provided on a fee basis. If you submit your question by e-mail, we will send you a quotation immediately. If we cannot help you, we will name suitable member firms.

Credit reports

The German- Irish Chamber can obtain credit reports for you. They can be obtained from all corporate entreprises (ltd or plc) with an office in Ireland. Credit reports are in English and contain a summary and evaluation of the official information resources. The following details are also included:

  • Classification of different risk factors
  • Details of monthly credit conditions
  • Benchmark of company results with branch average
  • Number of employees
  • Bank details

 

 

Work permits

Citzens from Non EU States require a Visa when travelling to Ireland. More information on this can be obtained from your respective national consulate or Embassy.

Should an employer wish to employ a Non-EU citizen in Ireland, he/she must firstly show proof of search for potential employees from EU member state countries. If this search is unsuccessful, the position may be offered to a non EU citizen.

Before commencing employment in Ireland, employees from Non-EU States are required to posess a valid work permit, which is issued from the Department of Enterprise (Section: Trade and Employment). Work Visas are also necessary and these are supplied from your respective Embassy in conjunction with the the Department of Justice.

There is also the possibility of "Business Permissions".For this to occur, a mininum capital sum of €300,000 must be provided as well as an offer of employment for at least two EU citizens.

The 'Van-der-Elst-Visum' provides another possibility for employees to work in Ireland for a short period of time. This can be obtained from your respective consulates or embassies in your home country or in Ireland.

The DEInternational Offer

We would be delighted to inform and advise you on the new conditions for work permits. Furthermore we can provide you with assistance in dealing with official organizations and finding suitable contact people.