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Caroline is co-chair of our Aviation Group and a senior partner in our Tax Group.

Caroline has extensive experience in advising both domestic and international companies on structuring their tax affairs for various types of transactions including establishing operations in Ireland, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property structures, reorganisations and restructurings. She is particularly experienced in advising clients on all financial services transactions including loan portfolio transactions, securitisations, bond issues, and aircraft and equipment leasing. Caroline is also very experienced in navigating a path through tax disputes and tax litigation for clients. Caroline leads the firm’s Asia-Pacific Group.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising Facebook Ireland Limited on the leasing and redevelopment of their new 14 acre international HQ at AIB Bankcentre and Fibonacci Square, Ballsbridge
  • Advising Genomics Medicine Ireland Limited on its acquisition by WuXi NextCode
  • Advising Kennedy Wilson on its acquisition of a mixed-use development sites in Dublin’s North Docks
  • Advising Paddy Power Betfair in relation to its share buyback on the London stock exchange
  • Advising Total Produce plc on the acquisition of a 45% interest in Dole Food Company
  • Advising Hines, the international real estate firm, on its acquisition of Chatham & King, a mixed-use property asset in Dublin, on behalf of the Hines Pan-European Core Fund from an affiliate of Lone Star Real Estate Fund III
  • Advising Brunswick Rail Finance DAC issuance of $600m Notes in the context of a corporate restructuring
  • Advising on the review of the international business model and supply chain of a retailer which operates in over 100 jurisdictions worldwide and advising on VAT arrangements, supply chains and agency issuers in relation to the pan-European supply of goods
  • Advising a US client in relation to its dispute with the Irish tax authorities over taxing rights and information provision requirements applicable to taxpayers
  • Advising the Depositary Trust Company (DTC) on Irish tax issues in connection with DTC offering its depository, book-entry transfer and clearing and settlement services to Irish incorporated companies with listings on US stock exchanges such as Eaton, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Fleetmatics, Medtronic, Pentair, Elan and others


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  • BCL, 1982, University College, Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1986
  • Admitted as an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute, 1985
  • Member of Institute of Taxation in Ireland
  • Member of Law Society of Ireland Taxation Committee
  • Member and Past Chairman of the Main Taxation Administration Liaison Committee (TALC)
  • Member of TALC BEPS Implementation Sub-Committee

Caroline Devlin is “truly exceptional.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021

Caroline Devlin is a “very experienced lawyer.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021

Caroline Devlin stands out for the “level of passion, depth of knowledge and consideration she brings to her work.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2019

Caroline Devlin “has a great grasp of tax law. She is terrific and extremely helpful.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019