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The 2008 Global Financial Services Centres Conference
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th June 2008, Dublin (The Royal Hospital Kilmainham)

Speaker Biography


Michael Gaffney

Global co-head of taxation
Merrill Lynch

Mike Gaffney is a Managing Director and Co Head of Global Tax at Merrill Lynch where he has worked since June 2000. Merrill Lynch is a leading U.S. investment banking, securities trading and brokerage firm serving corporations, governments, institutional investors and individual investors worldwide, with offices in over 35 countries.

Previously, Mike worked with Bear, Stearns & Co. from 1989 to 2000 as a Managing Director in their tax department. Mike is a CPA and holds an M.S. degree in tax. Mike has testified before U.S. Senate Finance committee on competitiveness of US businesses internationally, representing the Securities Industry, and has authored comments and presented at OECD working party 6 meetings on Geneva (March 2004) and Paris (Oct 2004) regarding the taxation of PEs and Global Dealing. Mike is also a voting member of the Merrill Lynch Special Structured Product Committee, which is responsible for examining complex structured financing transactions presented to the firm‚€ôs clients.

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