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Cian O'Donovan

Ernst & Young — Ireland (EY Ireland) Tax Partner and Real Estate Tax Leader

Skilled in tax matters. Advisor to private equity and venture capital firms on tax affairs.

Cian leads the Real Estate Tax Practice at EY Ireland. He directs clients on corporate tax matters across a broad spectrum, specialising in real estate. The clients include major international clients investing into the Irish marketplace, semi-state organisations and listed companies.

With over 20 years of experience, Cian has large-scale transactional knowledge. He worked on significant deals which have taken place in the Irish real estate sector in recent years.

In addition to his real estate focus, Cian is proficient in tax matters relevant to the venture capital sector. He worked with numerous Irish venture capital fund promoters throughout his career on tax advisory matters.

Prior to joining EY, Cian was Tax Director at another Big Four organisation.

Cian is a qualified Chartered Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Cork.

How Cian is building a better working world

“I have advised some of the largest players in the Irish domestic real estate market and many major international clients who have invested into the Irish marketplace. By imparting information on the taxation implications of outbound investment from Ireland for EY clients, I am able to help build a better working world.

I also have considerable experience in providing recommendations for organisational structure and on how best to make investments and carried interest arrangements.”

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