Walkers is a global, integrated and market leading financial services law firm practicing multiple laws across its network. Its Irish office provides market leading Irish legal, tax, listing and professional services solutions to local and international financial institutions, investment managers, hedge funds, private equity groups and corporations. The firm has a considerable global presence with 10 offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia (Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, London and Singapore), with 115+ partners and 1000+ staff practising 6 laws and providing a 24/7 service to its clients who are at the cutting edge of capital markets, aviation finance, asset management, investment funds, private equity and cross-border finance.
The firm's tax practice is based in Walkers' Ireland office and offers Irish tax advice to international and domestic clients on all manner of financial services, corporate, asset management, real estate and/or asset finance related transactions. The tax practice also regularly advises on cross-border transactions, international funding structures, and across our offices in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Ireland, on international tax reporting obligations, including FATCA/CRS.
Four-time winner of the International Tax Review European Tax Award for Ireland, A&L Goodbody's Tax Group provides Irish taxation advisory and transactional services to many of the world's largest corporate and financial institutions. We maintain close links with leading tax lawyers in all the major jurisdictions in order to provide a co-ordinated tax service in multi-jurisdictional transactions. This ideally positions us to advise on cross border transactions with a seamless service from negotiation to implementation.
The Maples Group, through its international law firm, Maples and Calder, advises global financial, institutional, business and private clients on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg.
The Maples Group's Tax team advises international companies, financial institutions, investment firms and significant family offices. Our Tax team is made up of senior and experienced tax lawyers and prides itself on its technical excellence and transactional capabilities.
We work closely with counsel in the world's leading financial centres and with lawyers across our firm to develop innovative solutions for our clients.
We advise investors on the structuring of their international investments through Irish special purpose companies and Irish funds. We also advise businesses establishing a presence in Ireland.
We are also closely involved in OECD, EU and Irish tax policy matters and help our clients navigate the significant changes currently affecting international tax. Andrew Quinn is Chairman of the Irish Debt Securities Association (IDSA), the industry group representing Irish special purpose and debt issuing companies, and through IDSA liaises at a senior level with Irish and EU government authorities.
As we are also a leading provider of fiduciary and fund services, we provide a "one stop" service in establishing and servicing structures for our clients, including the provision of independent directors, Irish tax compliance and FATCA/CRS reporting.
Our Tax team is described by leading directories as a "partner led service" and "a pragmatic and responsive team that understands the practical, commercial issues". Clients also praise the team for their "ability to bring multiple disciplines together to find a comprehensive but client-focused solution."