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James Somerville

James Somerville



  • Capital Markets - Debt
  • Financial Solutions
  • Investing in Ireland
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

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James Somerville is a Partner in A&L Goodbody's Tax Department. He advises on all aspects of taxation law but with particular emphasis on financial services and property related tax, including structured finance transactions, capital market issues, investment funds and cross border financings, mergers and acquisitions, inward investment, group re-organisations and property acquisition and holding structures.

Bar Admissions

James is a qualified solicitor in both Ireland and England and Wales and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute. He has a law degree from Trinity College Dublin. He worked in both the Dublin and London offices of A&L Goodbody before qualifying as a solicitor in 1996.
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets - Debt | Financial Solutions | Investing in Ireland | Private Equity & Venture Capital | Tax

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association

James is a member of the Tax Committee of the Irish Law Society, and a member of the Editorial Committee of the Irish Tax Review Periodical published by the Irish Taxation Institute. He is also National Reporter for Ireland to the ABA Tax Section


He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on matters of Irish and cross-border taxation.

James has contributed to a number of legal and tax books and periodicals, most recently contributing a chapter on Investment Funds to "Taxation of Financial Transactions" published by the Irish Taxation Institute.


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A&L Goodbody LLP 

A&L Goodbody is an Irish law firm providing expert legal advice across every aspect of business law. The Firm advises a broad domestic and international client base in both the private and public sectors, across the island of Ireland.

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