Mr Alan Heuston > McCann FitzGerald LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

McCann FitzGerald LLP

Work Department

Tax, Corporate Advisory and Governance


Alan works on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, restructurings, migrations, capital markets, financial products and banking. He also advises both domestic and international clients on the tax implications of setting up operations in Ireland to exploit and develop intellectual property.

Alan also heads up our Betting and Gaming Group. As a former director of tax with Paddy Power Betfair Plc, Alan has significant first-hand experience of the regulatory and taxation aspects of the betting and gaming sector.


Qualified in 2003


BCL (University College Cork) 1996, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisor

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Alan HeustonMcCann FitzGerald LLP

McCann FitzGerald LLP has a well developed tax practice, with particular expertise in M&A, disputes with the Irish Revenue, corporate lending and aviation finance-related matters, structured finance and securitisations, and investment funds. The tax team has achieved further recognition for M&A transactions in the financial services sector and additional deals in the renewables segment. It has achieved growth in private equity and gaming. The practice is also gaining recognition in transfer pricing. Chartered accountant Eleanor MacDonagh leads the financial services tax team, and Alan Heuston, an accountant, tax adviser and solicitor, is noted for M&A, reorganisations, restructurings and migrations. Newly promoted consultant Deirdre Barnicle leads the tax compliance group.

Ireland > Media and entertainment

McCann FitzGerald LLP frequently represents Irish and multinational media outlets in high-profile, complex defamation proceedings and also handles non-contentious work, particularly advising media companies on joint ventures. The team’s work in the gambling sector is also noteworthy, with Alan Heuston focusing on this area and advising clients on a range of regulatory, commercial and tax issues. The team’s associates are also praised by clients, with Lesley Caplin particularly noted. Since publication, Karyn Harty left the firm.