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NAME:  Sean Murray 

TITLE:  Tax Partner

OFFICE: Dublin

PRACTICE AREA:  Taxation

EDUCATION:  Dublin City University, the Irish Taxation Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

PROFILE:  Sean joined Dillon Eustace in 2004 and became a partner in 2007.  Sean previously worked as a tax manager in the financial services department of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He advises on various aspects of financial services from a tax perspective including investment management, structured finance, real estate, banking, leasing and private equity.  He is Vice Chair of the Irish Funds Industry Association Tax Committee (Chairing the Finance Bill Sub-Committee) and a Member of the Irish Debt Securities Association.

RECENT ENDORSEMENTS:

According to sources, tax consultant Sean Murray "is timely, provides great insight on new products and international matters, and always gives you a straight answer." His professional experience within the financial services industry allows him to provide expertise on a variety of tax issues in the sector. [Chambers 2015]

Sean Murray is recommended - Europe Legal 500 2015

Sean Murray climbs the rankings following impressive market feedback: "He is very responsive, very helpful and very patient." His work includes investment management, real estate, leasing and banking” - [Chambers 2014]

“Tax consultant Sean Murray wins plaudits for his experience in advising clients from the financial services sector.  His specialisations include investment management, structured finance, real estate, banking and private equity” [Chambers 2013]

The “excellent” Sean Murray wins praise for his expertise in investment management and structured finance, and draws on many years of experience including his work as a tax manager at PwC” [Chambers 2012]

REPRESENTATIVE ACTIONS: 

  • Advises on numerous investment fund (UCITS and Non-UCITS) set-ups including Common Contractual Funds, Fund of Funds, Master/Feeder Fund structures for simultaneous sale to U.S. and non-U.S. investors as well as numerous Fund/SPV structures  for the purposes of investing tax efficiently by gaining access to Ireland’s double tax treaty network.
  • Advises on onshore/offshore fund reconstruction and amalgamations including the first re-domiciliation of an investment trust from the Cayman Islands to Ireland where upon migration the investment trust was authorised as a QIF by the Central Bank pursuant to the Unit Trusts Act, 1990.
  • Advising one of Europe's leading listed commercial property company’s in respect of a €1 Billion Facility.
  • Advises a leading Russian bank in a variety transactions including, secured lending facilities, RMBS transaction, and a synthetic loan transaction.
  • Advising on the establishment of a secured obligation programme.
  • Advising an aircraft leasing company in connection with the acquisition and financing of a number of aircraft.