Catherine Galvin

Tax Principal


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Catherine Galvin practises corporate tax and advises on inward investment, cross border tax planning and transfer pricing issues. She advises many of the leading international corporations doing business in and from Ireland.

Catherine is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. She is the Irish panel member for BNAI's Transfer Pricing Forum. Catherine is the co-author of the Irish chapter for the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation's (IBFD) publication The Tax Treatment of Transfer Pricing. She has also written on transfer pricing issues for Transfer Pricing Review and for IBFD's International Transfer Pricing Journal.

Catherine has written on tax issues for the Irish Tax Review, the International Tax Review and other publications and has lectured on international tax issues.

Experience Highlights

Catherine has advised:

  • a leading multinational on the Irish taxation implications of its global reorganisation
  • a US Fortune 50 company in the life-sciences sector on the most appropriate structure for its Irish operation
  • on the first transfer pricing Competent Authority application in Ireland and the first Advance Pricing Agreement in Ireland
  • and negotiated a number of transfer pricing settlements with the Irish Revenue Commissioners and foreign tax authorities
  • advising on the implications of the introduction of transfer pricing legislation in Ireland

Catherine Galvin is highly regarded for Women in Tax
World Tax 2019

Catherine Galvin is highly regarded
World TP 2019

Recognised for Tax Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2019 edition

Women in Tax Leader, Ireland
ITR Women in Tax Leaders 2018, 4th edition

Recognised for Tax Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

Women in Tax Leader, Ireland
ITR Women in Tax Leaders 2017, 3rd edition

Women in Tax Leader, Ireland
ITR Women in Tax Leaders 2016, 2nd edition

Transfer Pricing expert
2015 Women in Business Law

Transfer Pricing expert
2014 Women in Business Law

Catherine Galvin is recommended by market commentators for her extensive tax expertise.
Chambers Global 2013

Catherine Galvin is listed as a leading transfer pricing advisor in the Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers.

Catherine is recognised as a leading lawyer by international legal directory World Tax, Euromoney Expert Guides and Best Lawyers.


Dublin City University (MA in Taxation)
University College Dublin (BCL)

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