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Tim Kiely, Partner

Tim Kiely


Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Financial services
  • Tax planning and consultancy

Practice notes

Tim Kiely, an associate of the Irish Taxation Institute, and a Fellow Chartered Accountant, has extensive experience in the taxation of the financial services sector, and has advised some of the leading financial institutions in the world. Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland Ireland's Tax Group, Tim worked in-house with one of the largest banks in Europe, as well as having worked for one of the world’s leading reinsurers. Previously, Tim worked for a Big Four accounting practice, spending a period of time in their New York office.

Tim advises on all aspects of the financial services sector, including: asset management; private equity; corporate; retail and international banking; insurance and reinsurance; aviation; and structured finance. Tim advises on all aspects of corporate tax, with particular emphasis on financing, domestic and international investment, supply chain management, cross border tax issues, operational taxes, restructuring and acquisitions.

‘Very approachable and willing to engage. Particularly Tim Kiely and Alan O’Connell.’ - Legal 500

‘The advice provided was comprehensive, practical and delivered in a manner that was easy to comprehend.‘ - Legal 500

‘Strong team with a great understanding of the client’s needs and the subject matter‘ - Legal 500

The Eversheds Sutherland Tax Group ‘ deliver what we need articulately, quickly, and responsively.‘ - Legal 500

Tim has extensive expertise in the financial services sector, including:

• advising on the tax implications of corporate and investment banking activities, including project financing, supply chain financing, prime brokering and structured financing;

• advising global financial institutions on Irish tax matters, such as establishing, restructuring and expanding Irish operations;

• advising on operational tax matters from both an investor and investee perspective, including withholding tax, exit tax, DIRT and stamp duties;

• evaluation, implementation, and expansion of operations of regulated and unregulated funds in Ireland;

• advising some of the largest North American banks on the creation of a European hub in Ireland;

• advising on loan origination and loan acquisition structures;

• advising on mergers and acquisitions from both an acquirer and target perspective, as well as advising on post-acquisition integration matters;

• advising on the tax treatment of corporate redomiciliations, restructures and amalgamations;

• advising on multi-bank, multi-jurisdiction receivable securitisation structures;

• advising on the implementation and ongoing management of structured finance transactions, including aircraft financing;

• advising on the transfer and amalgamation of insurance portfolios, both life and non-life;

• advising on the establishment of captive insurance and reinsurance companies in Ireland.

Tim is a member of the Irish Funds Taxation Working Group, as well as a member of Ibec’s Economics and Taxation Committees, and has previously served on the Banking & Payments Federation of Ireland’s Taxation Steering Group. He is also a Chartered Banker, and a member of the Institute of Banking.


MSc in Financial Services – University College Dublin and the Institute of Banking
Diploma in Corporate Finance – Chartered Accountants Ireland
Irish Taxation Institute
Chartered Accountants Ireland
BA Law and Accounting – University of Limerick