Michael McGivern has been appointed as a Partner and the new Head of Tax for Smith & Williamson Ireland. McGivern will lead the Irish tax operation advising Smith & Williamson’s private and business clients on their tax requirements. Smith & Williamson’s private client and business tax operations has a team of over 370 tax professionals across Ireland and the UK.
McGivern joins from Grant Thornton where he provided tax advice to large Irish and international corporate clients across the technology, manufacturing, services, retail, leisure and real estate sectors. McGivern’s appointment will see him bring his specialist knowledge in domestic and international IP planning, domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and reconstructions to Smith & Williamson’s clients.
McGivern also has over 25 years’ experience of advising high net worth families and individuals on areas including succession planning, intergenerational business transfers, estate planning and personal tax matters.
Commenting on the appointment, Paul Wyse, Managing Director of Professional Services, said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Michael to the team here at Smith & Williamson, where he will be a huge asset leading our tax department. Michael’s years of experience in providing strategic tax advice to large Irish and international corporates and, succession planning, estate planning and personal tax advice, will be of real benefit to our clients. I’m really looking forward to working with Michael and believe that our clients will benefit from his extensive experience and expertise.”
Michael is a graduate of University College Dublin, a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
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Smith & Williamson is an independently owned professional and financial services group with over 1,800 people. The group is a leading provider of investment management, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients, professional practices and mid-to-large corporates. The group has twelve offices; these are in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton.
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