Taxation

Our multidisciplinary team of leading tax, legal and accounting professionals provides a full range of tax consultancy services across all tax heads for national and international clients.

We get to know each client’s business needs and focus on delivering a bespoke service that meets the needs of each transaction in an effective, timely and cost-efficient manner.

Led by highly experienced Tax partners recognised for their national and international expertise, our Tax team works with multinational and domestic corporations, financial institutions, investment funds and start-ups. We provide an integrated and comprehensive service, working closely with our colleagues in other practice areas to deliver innovative solutions. Our noted expertise in cross-border transactions includes coordinating input from specialists in the Dillon Eustace international offices and from leading tax lawyers in all major jurisdictions.

We provide a comprehensive range of tax services to domestic and international clients across all areas of international financial services. Our specialist services cover:

  • Asset management and investment funds.
  • Securitisation and structured finance.
  • Distressed asset investing/bank deleveraging.
  • Corporate banking and real estate finance.
  • Corporate tax.
  • Real estate development.
  • Aviation and asset finance.
  • Private equity.
  • Reorganisations.
  • Corporate migrations.
  • Corporate investment into Ireland.
  • International tax planning.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Double tax treaties.
  • Tax dispute resolution.
  • Stamp duty and VAT.
  • Tax reporting obligations (including FATCA and CRS).
  • Tax compliance obligations.


Members of our tax team are active in leading professional and business associations and interest groups, including:

  • UK Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).
  • Irish Debt Securities Association (ISDA).
  • Irish Funds (IF) – the Dillon Eustace tax team is represented on all four IF sub-committees.
  • Law Society of Ireland; Taxes Administration Liaison Committee (TALC) for Indirect Taxes.
  • American Bar Association.

Recent Endorsements

  • David lawless has a wealth of experience advising clients in the financial services sector on the tax aspects of structured finance. He is described by market sources as a "very experienced practitioner; brilliant and hard-working." He is well versed in cross-border and international mandates involving both US and European jurisdictions. Chamber 2017
  • David Lawless is a leading authority on tax issues relating to financial services and structured finance. Interviewees note that he "has grown the practice and the quality of work it attracts. He is very well regarded in the market". Chambers 2016
  • Sean Murray is a tax consultant who advises on a range of taxation issues involving financial services, real estate investment and private equity. Sources say: "I have been very impressed with his work. He is extremely clued-in”. Chambers 2016
  • David Lawless – Leading Individual - Practice head David Lawless has ‘impressive technical ability’. European Legal 500 – 2015
  • Sean Murray is recommended. Europe Legal 500 – 2015
  • The owner on the restructuring of three large hotel groups, comprising over 80 hotels, with syndicated senior and mezzanine loan facilities totaling over GBP 300m.
  • A consortium of institutional investors on the structuring and funding of a transaction to acquire up to USD 5bn worth of consumer loans over the next two years from Prosper Marketplace Inc, a pioneering US online lender. 
  • A UK lender on its provision of secured credit facilities to refinance various retail and commercial property developments, mainly in Dublin. 
  • Irish regulated real estate funds on the acquisition or refinancing of mainly Irish real estate.
  • US fund managers on establishing Irish regulated loan origination funds.
  • An Italian investment group on a cross-border merger into Ireland.
  • A US company which is a leader in providing Information about property and casualty insurance risk on the acquisition of an Irish company which is a leading solutions provider to the Irish general insurance industry.
  • A private equity fund in acquiring over GBP 2bn of real estate loans from the Aviva group and the subsequent refinancing of the acquired loans.
  • A borrower on credit facilities of approximately GBP 162m to fund the acquisition of a healthcare group which owns 75 care homes in the UK.
  • Goldman Sachs and CarVal on the acquisition of the Parasol Portfolio from Bank of Scotland plc –  reported par value approximately €2bn.
  • A Danish credit fund on the DKK 2bn issuance of asset-backed notes under Irish law by an Irish special purpose vehicle and listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.