Gordon Hayden

Gordon Hayden

Director, Business tax

Areas of expertise

Business tax and private client tax matters

Corporate re-organisations, inward and outward investment, private client tax matters, wealth preservation, succession planning, structuring share based incentive packages.


Gordon is head of Smith & Williamson’s taxation services division in Dublin, having previously worked in the taxation departments of two big four and a mid-tier accountancy firm for almost 20 years combined. He advises on both international and domestic tax issues.

Gordon has a deep knowledge of all areas of Irish taxation gained over many years. Particular areas of expertise include tax planning for high-net-worth individuals, family-owned private companies, foreign companies setting up in Ireland and Irish companies expanding abroad.

He advises clients operating in Ireland and abroad in a wide range of industries, including the motor, retail, construction and manufacturing sectors.

Notable achievements

  • Supported a number of Irish owner-managed businesses, successfully up-scaling and expanding operations in a tax-effective manner.
  • Assisted a number of prominent Irish families in dealing with wealth preservation and succession planning matters.
  • Assisting clients to develop a tax strategy for inward/outward investment on a multi-jurisdictional basis, ensuring that the objectives are achieved.

Professional qualifications/memberships

Associate Member of the Irish Tax Institute.

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