Practice Areas International and EU Trade
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International and EU Trade

The effective navigation of cross-border trade and its legal framework is key to commercial success. 

Political transition and policy change the factors to consider when assessing the legal frameworks involved. Businesses must understand and be ready to adapt quickly to these changes and opportunities in managing the impact on cross-border trade of goods and services.

The ByrneWallace LLP International and EU Trade Team includes specialists in EU, competition, trade, intellectual property, corporate, tax, and competition law, adopting a unified approach to client concerns when goods and services cross borders. 

Our team has many years of experience advising companies and State bodies on a wide range of matters including: 

EU/EEA internal 

  • Single market (Free movement of goods, services and capital; competition law)
  • Market regulation (environment, utilities,  financial services)
  • Product Regulation
  • State aid
  • Public Procurement/concessions contracts

EU external

  • WTO/EEA/EU trade rules
  • Bilateral free trade agreements (EU, UK), 
  • Anti-dumping 
  • Anti-subsidy rules and countervailing measures
  • Trade related aspects of Intellectual Property rights (TRIPS)
  • Customs and rules of origin, export controls
  • International competition / antitrust law 


  • Capital markets and structured finance 
  • Investment funds 
  • Inward investment to Ireland
  • International tax and cross border financings 

Specialist Trade

  • Life Sciences/medical devices
  • Data, digital markets and trade
  • Intellectual Property and trade