Aidan Byrne joined the firm as tax director in 1998. In 2001, he became the lead tax partner and he is responsible for the delivery of all tax services to the clients of the firm.
Aidan specialises in advising corporate clients on optimum tax structures. In particular, he advises companies considering foreign direct investment into Ireland to avail of the attractive tax regime that is available to companies locating here, and with our indigenous Irish owner managed companies on corporate tax strategy and succession planning issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Aidan was employed in the Revenue Commissioners (Irish tax authorities) and worked there in several areas until he left in 1998,in VAT and the Revenue Audit Programme.
Some examples of recent relevant projects:
- He has helped a large number of companies locate here, working with the Irish Development Authority (a government agency) to maximise both the taxation and state aid packages available. These companies operate in a number of areas including the Life Science sector and the Technology Sector. In particular, he works with companies that hold or have developed intellectual property, assisting them to set up in a tax efficient manner, utilising Ireland’s key reliefs around intellectual property.
- He has recently assisted a non-Irish company in the tech sector with their global tax strategy, assisting them in unwinding a structure which was no longer fit for purpose, following the BEPS process
- Aidan has worked on a number of tax due diligence projects, guiding companies from outside Ireland in completing transactions acquiring Irish targets.