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Ireland – The Leading Jurisdiction for SPVs

Ireland is the leading European jurisdiction for SPVs, structured finance and securitised structures.

With a network of specialist service providers, such as directors, advisers, listing agents and trustees, the industry in Ireland supports and services the widest range of structured finance deals.

Ireland is an international jurisdiction that is a member of the EU and of the OECD. SPVs are established as companies in Ireland, and are subject to Irish laws, regulations and tax, which provide security, certainty and protection for investors.

For over 30 years Ireland has been developing the infrastructure and expertise that offers a well-established environment for the global structured finance industry in Ireland.

Q4-2022 Snapshot

    • Irish SPV assets: €1,025.3 billion
    • Irish SPV vehicles: 3,293
    • Irish share of euro area FVC vehicles: 31.4%
  • Irish share of euro FVC assets: 26.8%

View more SPV industry statistics

View the most recent Irish SPV report, courtesy of Atlantic Star:

Irish SPVs: The Centre of the IFS Ecosystem

Irish SPVs are part of a wider global industry where:

  • 86% of Irish SPVs have been set up by international sponsors
  • The US and UK account for 65% of Irish domiciled SPVs

In addition to securitisation structures and debt securities, the SPV framework supports and underpins the other main international financial services sectors in Ireland including aircraft leasing, investment funds and reinsurance by enabling companies in these industries to establish financing companies and manage risk appropriately through the deployment of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs).

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