Authorisation and Establishment

Ireland is an attractive head office location for insurers. Key advantages include a favourable corporation tax rate, a well-educated English-speaking labour force, and a highly skilled pool of third-party service providers. Ireland’s EU membership makes it an ideal location for international business. 

Setting up as an insurer can be complicated, however. Our Insurance team is highly experienced in guiding insurers of all types – life, non-life, health, general insurers, reinsurance and/or captive – through the Central Bank of Ireland’s authorisation process. 

Our services include: 

  • Reviewing the business proposal from a regulatory perspective.
  • Arranging meetings with the Central Bank of Ireland.
  • Assisting in the application process including reviewing the scheme of operations and other relevant documentation to be submitted to the Central Bank of Ireland.
  • Filing the application and assisting with queries raised by the Central Bank of Ireland.
  • Corporate establishment.
  • Assisting in letting of premises.
  • Assisting in Outsourcing, Employment, Governance and Taxation aspects of establishment.