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Smyth, David

Firm: EY Financial Services
Position: Tax Partner, EY Financial Services
Address: EY Building, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 221 2439
Fax: +353 1 475 0599
Personal URL:

Special Areas:

Financial services; banking; treasury; securitisation; leasing and structured finance; company and business taxation; international tax planning; mergers and acquisitions; post-merger integration planning.


David Smyth leads Ireland's FSO International Tax Services Practice. He has been with the firm since 1986. He advises a wide range of clients, including major Irish companies and multinational groups, on all aspects of their tax planning strategies. Since 1992, he has specialised in the taxation of financial services, banking, treasury, securitisation and structured finance transactions. He also has particular experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He previously worked with EY's Capital Markets group in London.

David has lectured widely on taxation matters in Ireland and abroad, and is a member of the Taoiseach's Banking and Treasury Group and of the Consultative Committee of the Accountancy Bodies of Ireland (CCABI) Tax Committee South.


Co-author of Taxing Financial Transactions.


BSc (Mgmt.); Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland; Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute


Irish Taxation Institute; Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland