David is a partner in the Tax Group and provides advice across all tax heads on a broad range of commercial matters.

David regularly advises clients including 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 and on structuring real estate transactions.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising a number of leading financial institutions such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley on a variety of structured finance transactions
  • Advising managers such as Apollo, AXA, Blackstone, Carlyle, Chenavari and KKR 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, 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 bid 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
  • Representing clients in tax disputes before the Irish High Court and the Tax Appeals Commission


“David Kilty offers excellent advice, commercial awareness and execution. He is highly accessible and a pleasure to work with.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2023

“He has excellent client service and is on top of the details.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2023

“David Kilty has exceptional expertise in tax matters relating to Irish SPV structures and was quickly able to advise us and our clients on various tax matters relating to our investment vehicle. His advice and quick commercial understanding of the matter significantly helped us execute our business objectives. He is incredibly accessible and always responsive which helps to resolve matters quickly.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2022

Education & Qualifications

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