Conor Kennedy has joined EY Law Ireland as head of its tax strategy and disputes practice.
He will provide tax opinions on transactions, and also advise on strategy to resolve Revenue-related queries.
Kennedy joins EY from the Tax Appeals Commission, where he was a tax-appeals commissioner resolving tax disputes valued in excess of €2.5 billion.
The firm has pointed to his unique experience of structuring opinions and submissions to provide decision-makers with the detail they require to rule in favour of taxpayers.
Kennedy holds an Advanced Diploma in Statutory Drafting, a Barrister-at-Law Degree and a Diploma in Legal Studies from King's Inns, together with an MSc in Taxation from Dublin City University (DCU). He is also a Chartered Tax Advisor.
Head of EY Law Alan Murphy said: “Conor is a market leader in his area of expertise. The value that can be brought to clients in complex tax matters, when partnering Conor’s offering with that of other EY colleagues, is truly transformative.
"His unique insights will enable clients to develop more robust tax strategies, thereby saving time and money and avoiding issues.
“When issues do arise, his perspective when working alongside EY colleagues will navigate clients more seamlessly and effectively through contentious matters, and help find practical solutions.”
EY Law Ireland offers multi-disciplinary expertise from multiple jurisdictions across the EY network, which is made up of over 150 countries worldwide.
The EY Law Ireland offering now includes:
- Tech and commercial,
- Corporate M&A,
- Employment and real estate;
- Private client,
- Corporate governance,
- Tax strategy and disputes.