John Kelly

Tax Principal


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John Kelly is "very commercial and willing to look at the technicalities of the case".

Chambers Global & Europe


John Kelly practises corporate tax focusing principally on property transactions, owner managed business, mergers and acquisitions, structuring management buy outs and advising on employee reward schemes. He advises many of Ireland's leading property developers and owner managed companies.

John is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and has spoken at the annual conference of the Irish Tax Institute and at conferences organised by other professional associations. He has written on tax issues for the Sunday Business Post, Business & Finance, Business Plus and other publications.

Experience Highlights

John has advised:

  • a UK multinational on structuring and financing the acquisition of Irish trading group
  • Irish property developers on the tax efficient structuring of a new land development projects
  • Irish group on the tax efficient post acquisition integration of recent targets acquired
  • Irish companies on employee remuneration packages, including share ownership schemes and employee loyalty schemes
  • on tax effective group reorganisations including partitions of family companies
  • on exploitation by groups of intellectual property rights

Recognised for Tax Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2019 edition

Recognised for Tax Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

John Kelly is a broadly respected tax consultant who advises on a wide range of corporate tax issues.
Chambers Europe 2016

John Kelly is commended by clients as "very commercial and willing to look at the technicalities of the case".
Chambers Global & Europe 2014

Tax consultant John Kelly advises on issues including property tax, share schemes and transaction structuring. "His depth of experience really shines through. He is not afraid to put an opinion out there that others would shy away from."
Chambers Global 2013

John Kelly is "an extremely strong character, which bodes well when there are difficult situations to be assessed, and he comes across as very confident and knowledgeable".
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2012

John Kelly is recommended.
European Legal 500 2012

John is recommended by international directories, World Tax and Best Lawyers.


Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
University College Dublin (Diploma in Professional Accounting)
University College Dublin (Bachelor of Commerce)

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