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Robert Dever, Senior Associate

Robert Dever

Senior Associate

Practice areas

  • Corporate
  • Employment law
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Tax planning and consultancy
  • Venture Capital

Practice notes

Robert is a Senior Associate within the Tax Group.

Robert is a lawyer with extensive experience advising large corporates and multinational corporations on a wide range of Irish corporate tax and stamp duty matters, particularly with respect to M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, and inward investment into Ireland.

He also advises on complex VAT matters, particularly in relation to commercial real estate, and advises a number of large domestic and international corporations and financial institutions. Robert also works closely with the Employment and Litigation Groups of the firm on both contentious and non-contentious employment and litigation tax matters.

Robert is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and Irish Tax Institute.

Across a range of industry sectors, Robert has in-depth experience in:

  • advising on tax planning and structuring of M&A transactions, including in the context of management buy-outs and venture capital transactions, and advising on all tax aspects of the acquisition/disposal and negotiation of related tax documentation.
  • advising international and domestic corporations with respect to planning and structuring of tax effective (pre and post) reorganisations, cross-border corporate mergers, voluntary strike-offs, and integration projects.
  • advising international and domestic aircraft leasing operators with respect to the Irish tax implications and aspects of complex aircraft leasing transactions.
  • advising sellers, purchasers, developers and financial institutions in relation to the Irish tax aspects of sales and purchases of commercial real estate in Ireland.
  • advising large corporates, particularly based in the US, in relation to inward investment in Ireland and operating in Ireland as a gateway to Europe and beyond.
  • advising international and domestic corporations on a wide range of employment tax related queries, including proposed redundancy arrangements, employee litigation (including settlement of same), and transfer of employees as part of a business sale.
  • advising financial institutions, corporate borrowers and asset management companies in relation to the Irish tax aspects of finance and related facilities agreements.
  • advising large corporates and SMEs on various share incentive schemes for their Irish employees.
  • advising international and domestic corporations in relation to indirect tax implications of supplies of goods and services in and to Ireland.

Robert speaks at numerous industry events, including the International Bar Association, in relation to various tax matters and issues.

‘Robert Dever was key to delivering an excellent service and well negotiated tax deed in our favour. His depth of knowledge and ability to provide walk through examples and explanations was excellent.’ - Legal 500, 2022