David Kilty

  • David Kilty
  • +353 1 920 1036
  • Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland


David is a partner in the Tax Group and provides advice across all tax heads on a broad range of commercial matters. Clients regularly advised include Irish and international PLCs, domestic and international banks, semi-State bodies, private equity houses and private Irish companies. David works with corporate clients on mergers & acquisitions, corporate migrations, restructurings, re-organisations and IP structuring.

In addition, David has significant experience advising on transactions in the financial services sector, working with a number of lenders, arrangers and issuers on structured finance transactions such as CLOs, CMBS/RMBS and receivables financings. He also works with clients on resolving tax disputes.


  • Advising a number of leading investment banks such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley on repack programmes and Irish loan portfolio transactions
  • Advising managers such as Apollo, AXA, Blackstone, Carlyle, Chenavari and KKR Avoca on CLO transactions
  • Advising a number of other arrangers and managers on the establishment of Irish originator platforms for CLOs and advising on a series of CLOs utilising these structures
  • Advising on a wide range of finance transactions across various asset classes in jurisdictions including the US, Canada, China, Germany, Russia, the UK and Poland
  • Advising CRH plc on its acquisition of assets from Lafarge and Holcim for €6.5 billion and associated €3 billion bank finance and €1.6 billion share placing
  • Advising Tyco International on its $20 billion merger with Johnson Controls
  • Advising International Paper on its bud for Smurfit Kappa
  • Advising a number of domestic and international clients on Ireland’s intellectual property regime, including advising the on-shoring of intellectual property assets from other jurisdictions into Ireland
  • Advising the Depository Trust Company of New York (DTC) on Irish legal and stamp duty aspects of Irish companies listing on US stock exchanges
  • Representing clients in corporation tax and capital gains tax disputes before the Irish High Court and the Tax Appeals Commission

Practice Areas

TaxTax Disputes
  • BBLS (International), 2007, University College Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor, 2011
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Irish Taxation Institute