Bernard joined Grant Thornton in 2003 from a large Dublin law firm, where he was a tax partner. He has extensive experience in tax structuring of acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations, Management Buy Outs (MBOs) and public to private transactions.
Bernard has considerable experience in international corporate tax structuring including intellectual property exploitation, financing structures and international reorganisations/reconstructions.
He has particular experience in dealing with inward investment projects advising on withholding taxes, tax treaties, permanent establishment issues, research and development tax credits and the availability of an IP deduction.
Bernard served as President of the Irish Taxation Institute (ITI) for 2011-2012.
- Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
- Fellow of the Irish Taxation Institute (ITI)
- First place in Ireland in the finals of the AITI Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) exams