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Trading & Exporting

We have acted in relation to a broad range of issues in the area of international trade for importers and exporters, both in relation to non-EU and EU trade (in particular between Ireland and the UK). We have advised manufacturers and distributors in relation to issues arising in domestic and international trade.  We have acted for businesses in the transport sector, which undertake road and marine transport of goods for importers and exporters.

Paul McMahon’s practice as an England and Wales solicitors has brought him into contact with businesses in both Ireland and the United Kingdom which trade with the other jurisdiction as well as trading with continental Europe and outside the European Union.

Our experience has included

  • drafting and reviewing domestic and international trading terms and conditions
  • drafting and reviewing¬† invoice discounting facilities for lenders and traders
  • customs and VAT compliance
  • customs systems review and implementation
  • advising on customs facilitation and disputes with customs authorities (as tax consultant)
  • contract disputes arising in international sales for both Irish businesses and international suppliers
  • reviewing letters of credit
  • ship finance (for a leading lender)
  • debt recovery and disputes for international traders against Irish customers and suppliers
  • debt recovery and disputes for Irish traders in the UK
  • advising on numerous transport, compliance and other issues for logistics providers

Paul McMahon has written as part of Irish Legal Guide, the only Irish legal text on international trade and exporting. It includes detailed coverage of international sale contract issues, carriage of goods by sea, air and road, trade finance, customs and other export control.

Paul has written at length in in relation to trading, customs and related issues in the context of Brexit and has covered the current EU, UK legislation and the new legislation for post-Brexit UK trade.