Deirdre specialises in Irish financial services taxation law and practice and advises clients on complex tax matters and key transactions from an Irish tax perspective in the financial services tax area, particularly in the debt capital markets/securitisation, investment funds and corporate banking sectors. She advises clients on all pertinent Irish tax issues in the financial services tax sphere including corporation tax, income tax, VAT, stamp duty, and withholding taxes, and has particular expertise in the  Automatic Exchange of Information area. 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. Through her appointment to the Irish Funds FATCA/CRS working group and the Tax Committee of the Law Society of Ireland, she routinely collaborates with the Revenue Commissioners on behalf of industry to ensure workable tax reporting obligations for taxpayers.

Key highlights include advising:

  • on Irish tax structuring involving “qualifying companies” for the purposes of section 110 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997.
  • Irish authorised investment funds on all aspects of their Irish taxation obligations.
  • on a number of CDO and CLO transactions as on-going Irish tax counsel.
  • on the potential impact of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directives, the Multilateral-instrument for BEPS tax treaty measures and the BEPS package generally on Irish structures and transactions involving Ireland.
  • Irish “financial institutions” on both their classification for the purposes of FATCA and CRS/DAC2 and reporting obligations pursuant to the Irish legislation implementing FATCA and CRS/DAC2 in Ireland.
  • on tax reputational risk management.
  • on tax due diligence.