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Murphy, Brian

Firm: Grant Thornton
Position: Partner, Tax
Address: 13-18 City Quay, Dublin 2, D02 ED70
Phone: +353 1 680 5703
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Brian joined Grant Thornton in 2019 and leads the firm's Financial Service Tax Practice.
Grant Thornton's financial services tax team provides tax compliance and tax consultancy services to a diverse range of clients in the Financial Services sector, including domestic and international banks, asset managers, arrangers, treasury operations, insurance groups and other groups in the Financial Services sector.
Brian has extensive experience in advising clients with regard to capital market transactions, cross border structured finance transactions, securitisation (including aviation) deals, structuring acquisitions, disposal of business assets, restructuring of group operations, cross border lending/financing, fund structuring from a regulatory and tax perspective, International tax planning, buy and sell side due diligence and the impact of OCED, EU and other international developments.

Brian works closely with colleagues in audit and advisory groups and the international Grant Thornton network to provide domestic and international tax advice to clients in a holistic manner.


Prior to joining Grant Thornton Brian spend over 15 years with a Big 4 firm where he worked within the tax team for 10 years, 7.5 of which were spent in the Financial Services tax team and 2.5 years on secondment in the US where let the firms Irish tax desk. Prior to this he spent 5 years within the Asset and Wealth Management Assurance team.


Brian is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Ireland and an associate of the Irish Tax Institute.