James Somerville is a Partner in A&L Goodbody's Tax Department. He advises on all aspects of taxation law but with particular emphasis on financial services and property related tax, including structured finance transactions, capital market issues, investment funds and cross border financings, mergers and acquisitions, inward investment, group re-organisations and property acquisition and holding structures.
"Top-rated expertise spanning the full range of tax issues, with experience acting for both domestic and multinational clients" (Chambers Europe 2019)
"Concise, getting to the heart of matters quickly and helping us to see our options clearly. He is also very good at breaking down the issues." (Chambers Europe 2016)
"Highly respected practitioner." (Chambers Global 2015)
"Tax savvy, particularly related to international tax regimes and is noted for his ability to deal with tax issues in a practical way." (Chambers Global 2014)
James currently sits on Main TALC, the main forum for liaison between tax practitioners in private practices and the Irish tax authority, the Revenue Commissioners. James is the former Chairman of both the Foreign Lawyers Forum of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association and the current Chairman of the Taxation Committee of the Irish Law Society. He contributes regularly to legal and tax publications as well as speaking frequently at conferences and seminars on matters of Irish and international taxation. James is also an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.