Turlough Galvin is a partner in the tax and structured finance group of Matheson. He advises blue-chip international corporations, investment banks and financial institutions doing business in and through Ireland. He practices corporate tax specialising in structured finance, securitisation, CDOs, repackaging, credit derivatives and mergers and acquisitions. Turlough was involved in re-drafting the Irish securitisation legislation in 2002/2003, the Irish VAT legislation relating to structured finance transactions in 2004, the Irish tax legislation relating to the implementation of IAS as it impacts upon structured finance transactions in 2005 and the Irish tax legislation relating to withholding tax on bonds in 2006. Turlough lectures and writes regularly on international tax and structured finance issues.