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Tax lawyer Maura Dineen leaves MH&C for DLA Piper

26 Feb 2019 / corporate law Print

Tax lawyer Maura Dineen leaves MH&C for DLA Piper

Senior lawyer Maura Dineen is leaving Mason Hayes & Curran to move across to DLA Piper as a tax partner.

This brings to five the partner cohort at the global firm’s Dublin outpost on St Stephen’s Green.

The news follows the arrival in January of Conor Houlihan (finance and projects), Éanna Mellett (corporate), Mark Rasdale (intellectual property and technology), and Ciara McLoughlin (employment).

Significant

Maura Dineen has been a Mason Hayes & Curran partner since 2015 and has significant tax experience, both domestic and international, covering inward investment, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual-property exploitation, and tax-efficient financing structures.

She regularly advises clients across the life sciences, technology and real-estate sectors on tax efficient financing and property-acquisition structuring.

In 2015 and 2016, Maura was the national reporter for Ireland on the Tax Committee of the International Bar Association.

She is a member of the Law Society’s Tax Committee and one of its representatives on the joint revenue committee for direct taxes, and the Revenue R&D External Discussion Group.

DLA Piper tax practice co-chair Roderik Bouwman said: "Maura's hire comes in direct response to the needs of our global clients, the growth in the tax-advisory market in Dublin, and the continuous expansion of our global tax platform.

Expertise

“Her highly international tax expertise made her a natural fit for the firm and our team, and she will be a valuable addition to our global tax offering."

Chair of the US tax practice Sang Kim said: "The US continues to be a major source of foreign direct investment in Ireland, and we see significant opportunities from the clients’ perspective, particularly in the life sciences, technology and financial services sectors.”

Irish lead David Carthy added: "Maura's collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, combined with her technical expertise, will be crucial as we continue to build a strong team in our Dublin office.”

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