10 December 2021

McCann FitzGerald LLP Appoints Deirdre Barnicle as Consultant

Premier Irish law firm, McCann FitzGerald LLP, today announces the promotion of Deirdre Barnicle to the position of Consultant to the firm in the financial services tax practice. 

Deirdre advises clients on complex tax matters and the Irish tax aspects of key transactions, particularly in the debt capital markets/securitisation, investment funds and corporate banking sectors.

Graduating with a degree in Business and Law from University College Dublin in 2001, Deirdre joined McCann FitzGerald in 2004 as a trainee solicitor, before quickly advancing her career within the firm, and becoming a Chartered Tax Adviser. Deirdre’s experience and role encompasses advising clients on all pertinent Irish tax issues in the financial services tax sphere including corporation tax, income tax, VAT, stamp duty, and withholding taxes. Deirdre also leads the provision of services by the firm to domestic and international clients in connection with Irish tax compliance obligations across all tax heads, direct and indirect.

In 2018, in recognition of her pre-imminence as an emerging star in the tax arena, Deirdre was awarded the ‘Rising Star: Tax’ award at the 2018 European Women in Business Law Awards.

Barry Devereux, Managing Partner at McCann FitzGerald LLP “I’m delighted to announce Deirdre’s promotion to Consultant with the firm.  She is an outstanding financial services tax adviser, offering invaluable advice to a range of clients in Ireland and abroad. This appointment significantly enhances our tax offering in that area”.

Eleanor MacDonagh, Head of Financial Services Tax, welcomes Deirdre to her leadership team and congratulates her for her key role in the continued growth of the firm’s financial services tax practice; a specialist practice applauded for complex and innovative tax work for many household names in the sector.

Alan Heuston, Tax Partner, notes “this is a key promotion for us – having a highly-specialised expertise across many different areas is a key differentiator of our Tax Group; the significant growth of our Tax Disputes practice is testament to that; having depth and breadth has seen us succeed in very complex cases this year. Deirdre is also leading in the Automatic Exchange of Information area, which is of ever-increasing importance to our clients as they become aware of their obligations.”

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