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Murray, Sean


Murray, Sean

Firm: Dillon Eustace
Position: Partner
Address: 33 Sir John Rogerson?s Quay, Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 673 1764
Fax: +353 1 667 0042
Personal URL:

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He advises on various aspects of financial services from a tax perspective including investment management, structured finance, real estate, banking, leasing and private equity. His main focus is in the financial services sector, in particular investment management and structured finance but also advises on banking, leasing, insurance and private equity. Sean is a regular participant at conferences in the Investment management arena and has also written a number of articles in this area. As a member IFIA and ISDA tax committees he is involved in representing the industry in discussions with the Department of Finance and the Revenue Commissioners.


- Advises on numerous investment fund (UCITS and Non-UCITS) set-ups including Common Contractual Funds, Fund of Funds, Master/Feeder Fund structures for simultaneous sale to U.S. and non-U.S. investors as well as numerous Fund/SPV structures for the purposes of investing tax efficiently by gaining access to Ireland's double tax treaty network.
- Advising in the set-up of a number of property QIAIFs.
- Advising on the establishment of Irish SPVs to acquire a variety of distressed loans secured on real estate in various countries.
- Advising on numerous on onshore/offshore fund reconstruction and amalgamations.
- Advising one of Europe's leading listed commercial property company's in respect of a €1 Billion Facility.
- Advising a leading Russian bank in a variety of transactions.
- Advising an aircraft leasing company in connection with the acquisition and financing of a number of aircraft.


Sean Murray is recommended - The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2014

Sean Murray climbs the rankings following impressive market feedback: "He is very responsive, very helpful and very patient." His work includes investment management, real estate, leasing and banking" - [Chambers 2014]

Tax consultant Sean Murray wins plaudits for his experience in advising clients from the financial services sector. His specialisations include investment management, structured finance, real estate, banking and private equity [Chambers 2013]

The "excellent" Sean Murray wins praise for his expertise in investment management and structured finance, and draws on many years of experience including his work as a tax manager at PwC" [Chambers 2012]


Sean has written several fund articles for leading industry journals, the most recent being the Irish section of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Alternative Investments Funds 2014 and spoken at international fund events.


Dublin City University, the Irish Taxation Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.


Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) (Tax Committee member).
Irish Debt Securities Association (IDSA) (Tax Committee member)