Peter Maher is a Partner with A&L Goodbody and is Head of the Firm's Tax Department, a team, described by The Legal 500, as having an “embarrassment of riches”.
He represents clients in every aspect of tax work, with particular emphasis on inbound investment, cross border financings and structuring, capital market transactions and US multinational tax planning and business restructurings including:
- Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on its reverse takeover of Azur Pharma and subsequent listing of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc on NASDAQ.
- Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on its acquisition of RBS Aerospace.
- IBM acquisition of Curam Software.
- eircom Group restructuring.
- TPG on it’s acquisition of the property information business of MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates.
- Tim Hortons Inc on its disposal of a 50% stake in Maidstone Bakeries to Aryzta.
- Scottish & Southern Energy acquisition of Airtricity.
"Peter is admired for his long-standing experience in the field…he has the ability to command attention and can move all the parties to the resolution of an issue" (Chambers Europe 2013); "Peter Maher is a leading tax practitioner" (Legal 500 2013) and he "is a much-vaunted figure in the sector, and his reputation shows no sign of diminishing” (Chambers Global 2012). He has particular skill in inbound investment, multinational tax planning, corporate restructurings, and cross-border financings and structuring. Clients warmly describe him as one of the “leading technical lawyers in Ireland.” (Chambers Global 2012). Peter is regularly listed as a leading adviser in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Lawyers, The Legal 500, Who’s Who of International Tax Lawyers, Chambers Global and PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 and Who's Who Legal 2010 and 2011. He is a “first-class and highly commercial lawyer. He never tries to score points – he just knows what needs to be done and he does it" (Chambers Global 2010). "He is very able and responsive" (Legal 500 2011).
- B.Comm, University College Dublin, 1984
- Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 1989
He is a former Co-chair of the Taxes Committee of the International Bar Association and of the Irish Chapter of the International Fiscal Association. Peter lectures regularly including at various IBA, IFA and ABA tax conferences and has written extensively including contributing chapters for The Inward Investment and International Taxation Review by Law Business Research, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Tax by Global Legal Group, International Tax Law (Winning Legal Strategies) by Aspatore Books, Tax Treatment of Islamic Finance Products, a Comparative Survey by IBFD, writing articles for Tax Management Financial Products Report, World Securities Law Report and Finance, and Treasury Weekly Report. He is also one of the contributing editors of Tax on Inbound Investment (Getting the Deal Through) by Law Business Research and one of the two Irish contributors to Tax Management International Forum.