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McCann FitzGerald

Practice Area: Tax [Taxation]

Profile: We have assisted with policy making and legislating at the highest levels and we bring this real time knowledge to our engagements ensuring innovative products and enduring results. Among our partners we have Heads of Tax from a major plc and a licensed bank and leasing company. Testament to the relevance of our knowledge, every senior member of the Tax Group sits on the Tax Committee of the key industry body relevant to their sector of expertise, so you can rest assured we know the issues of your market and how best to address them.

Key areas:

Corporate Transactions

- Mergers and acquisitions

- Demergers and disposals

- Reorganisations and restructurings

- Public offerings

- Private equity including venture capital

Finance Tax

- Structured finance and securitisations

- Investment and funding platforms

- Irish funds (QIAIFs (including ICAVs), CCFs, Unit Trusts etc)

- Debt issuances

- Derivatives

- Loan sales

- Aviation and asset finance

- Project finance

- Corporate banking and real estate finance

- Fintech

- Alternative finance

Real Estate and Construction

- Property investment and funding structures

- Property development and funding structures

- Structuring for investing and holding specialist properties

- Capital allowances (tax depreciation)

- Irish Real Estate Investment Trusts (Irish REITs)

- Irish Real Estate Funds (IREFs)

Advisory projects where we bring to bear our specialist knowledge include:

- Start-ups

- Inward investment into Ireland

- Betting and gaming

- Executive remuneration schemes

- Retirement and succession planning

- PAYE and PRSI management

- Transfer pricing documentation

- Tax reporting obligations (including FATCA and CRS)

- Tax compliance obligations

- Tax policy and tax strategy documentation

- Indirect tax matters, in particular VAT minimisation strategies, VAT obligations, excise duties (including anti-dumping duties) and VRT

- Withholding tax obligations and exemptions

Our Tax Dispute Resolution group is where sound judgement and robust experience in this field will guide your business through:

- Revenue queries (including entitlement and validity issues)

- Qualifying disclosures

- Revenue audits (strategy, management and settlement)

- Tax appeals

- Tax cases

- Tax investigations

"Broad tax practice covering a range of transactions and structurings for clients across the financial, aviation, energy and real estate sectors. Holds expertise in cross-border M&A, investments, financings and restructurings, as well as asset transactions. Also assists clients with internal reviews." Chambers, 2020



Heuston, Alan

Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Partner
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2 D02 X576
Phone: +353 1 607 1472
Personal URL:


MacDonagh, Eleanor

Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Head of Financial Services Tax
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 611 9174
Fax: +353 1 829 0010
Personal URL: