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

  • Department - "The firm's performance has been uniformly first-rate. They are very responsive, smart, practical and appropriately cautious when the situation requires it". Another source reports "The advice is focused and specific, and there is a sufficient level of detail," explains one satisfied client, adding: "They provide a comprehensive offering and advice that is quite pragmatic and easy to understand". Chambers 2019
  • Department - "Very client-driven and client focused" and "massively responsive, very practical and commercially focused". Chambers 2018
  • David Lawless - "He's very quick in terms of reaction, his ideas are very smart and efficient, and he's very proactive in finding a solution". Chambers 2019
  • David Lawless is - “very experienced practitioner; brilliant and hardworking”. Chambers 2018
  • David Lawless has a wealth of experience advising clients in the financial services sector on 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. Chambers 2017
  • 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.