For more than 25 years, John has advised Fortune 500, FTSE 100 and other major multinationals in respect of international tax. He regularly works with some of the world’s leading tax lawyers and advises on transactions structured in and through Ireland.

He has a particular focus on advising groups in respect of the use of Ireland as their EMEA intellectual property operating platform with a view to maximising the benefit of the 12.5 per cent Irish tax rate.

John was educated at the University of London (LLB (hons)), is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Irish Institute of Tax and is a UK chartered tax adviser. John represents Ireland on the influential Paris-based ICC Commission on Taxation, which works with the G8 and G20 governments on international tax policy.