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Anthony Smyth

Anthony Smyth

Head of Tax asmyth@byrnewallace.com + 353 1 691 5281
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Anthony Smyth is Head of the ByrneWallace Tax Advisors team. 

He has over fifteen years’ experience advising clients on all aspects of taxation law, with particular expertise advising 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.

Anthony advises private and public sector clients, international corporations and financial institutions and sector expertise includes Health and Life Sciences, Financial Services, Real Estate, Inward Investment and Public Sector.  

Anthony is also a regular speaker and writer on international tax and financial services issues. He has lectured previously for a number of professional accountancy bodies in Ireland and is a co-author of the IBFD's publication on Transfer-Pricing in Ireland. He is a member of both An Taoiseach’s IFSC Insurance Tax Group and the Irish Securitisation Forum.  


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"There is a personal touch to Anthony Smyth's services. We couldn't be happier with him." - Chambers Europe, 2024

"I couldn't be happier with Anthony's support and his running of the tax team. He is always there for a quick question and follows through on his promises." - Chambers Europe, 2024

"Anthony Smyth is a very good and responsive lawyer." - Chambers Europe, 2024

"Anthony Smyth understands our commercial model, invests time into us as not every project is a win and takes the long term view. He is very responsive, takes ownership and works hard - which are attributes we see across the entire tax team.' - Legal 500, 2024

"Anthony Smyth - heads up a strong team of very technically capable practitioners." - Legal 500, 2024

“Anthony Smyth has a wide range of knowledge and shows a wide range of commercial acumen.” - Chambers Europe, 2023

“He always takes time to discuss each project and has an eye for detail that is rare.” - Chambers Europe, 2023

“He is commercial and highly responsive.” - Chambers Europe, 2023

A client describes him as a "seasoned practitioner with a great depth of knowledge." - Chambers Europe, 2022

Anthony Smyth is experienced in the tax aspects of corporate, financing and real estate transactions, including inbound investments. Clients enthuse: "He is very knowledgeable in the area of tax, and he is always able to quickly give responses because of his depth of knowledge." - Chambers Europe, 2021

Clients regard Anthony Smyth as extremely knowledgeable and experienced in this field. - Chambers Europe, 2020

Anthony Smyth is a recognised leader in international tax structuring for loan note issuers comprising US fund managers, with particular expertise in structuring tax-efficient loan note programmes for US institutional investors. - Legal 500, 2020

Anthony Smyth is the firm's head of tax and a recognised expert on international taxation. "Smyth is very good at delivering," remarks one impressed client of his, adding: "He has a lot of local connections in the business world in Dublin, which is helpful." - Chambers Europe, 2019

Clients compliment Anthony Smyth's approach, reporting that "he consistently delivers advice that is actionable and practical." - Chambers Europe, 2018

Anthony Smyth of ByrneWallace has broad experience of tax law, with notable experience of issues relating to the financial services and property sectors, as well as drawing praise for his expertise in the tax aspects of technology-related investments. Clients appreciate him as "great at interpreting our needs, and amazing at understanding international and Irish tax systems." - Chambers Europe, 2016

Anthony is recommended in a number of legal international directories including: World Tax, Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer?, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers and Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisers. 

“Anthony Smyth of ByrneWallace regularly advises international corporations, particularly US companies, on all areas of tax law.”  Ranked Individual in Chambers & Partners, 2014

“Anthony Smyth is identified for his work on domestic and international corporate tax matters, particularly involving the financial services sector.” - Chambers Global, 2011

“Anthony Smyth ‘always does an excellent job in tax’.” - Chambers Global, 2010

“Clients see Anthony Smyth as a pivotal resource on both tax and insurance.” - Legal 500, 2010