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Arthur Cox
D02 T380

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Ailish specialises in corporate tax with a particular focus on tax planning for international clients doing business in and through Ireland.


Ailish acts for a broad range of international clients including financial institutions, multi-national corporations, private equity houses and hedge funds as well as growth and emerging companies, particularly in the life sciences and technology sectors. She has advised numerous US clients on establishing operations in Ireland and has extensive experience in intangibles planning in and through Ireland. Ailish advises on the tax aspects of a wide variety of transactions, including leasing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations and corporate restructurings, inward investment projects, securitisations and all forms of structured financing.


Law Society of Ireland; Irish Taxation Institute; International Fiscal Association (IFA); American Bar Association (ABA) Tax Section.


LLM, 1996, University College, Cork B.C.L., 1995, University College, Cork; Licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant in the State of New York, 2012; Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute/Chartered Tax Adviser, 2002; Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland, 2000.

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Ailish FinnertyArthur Cox

Arthur Cox acts for international banks, government bodies and multinational public companies, with particular expertise in advising US-listed Irish companies. Corporate transactions, including cross-border M&A and corporate migrations, are a key area of work, as well as tax disputes and the acquisition and disposal of Irish commercial real estate portfolios. The practice has also been highly active advising on CLO, CMBS and RMBS deals. The team is led by Fintan Clancy, who has extensive experience advising on the tax aspects of corporate transactions. Caroline Devlin has expertise in advising Asian clients on establishing in Ireland; Ailish Finnerty has a notable US client base and is experienced in intangibles planning; and recently promoted partner David Kilty has expertise in international M&A and innovative finance structures.