Associate, Tax (all PQE levels)

DLA Piper
Dublin (County), Leinster (IE)
03 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
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0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE


We are currently recruiting for associates to join DLA Piper's global Tax Group, to be based in Dublin.   

The team works work with multinational companies address the complex challenges of international commerce and business operations as well as manage and resolve tax disputes.

Our global Tax Group assists clients in structuring a wide range of transactions, from private equity deals to corporate acquisitions and disposals. We provide these international tax services while at the same time offering clients the benefits of the attorney-client and work-product privileges.   

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to draw upon the experience of colleagues in numerous areas of law, including intellectual property and technology, corporate and finance, real estate, employment and employee benefits.


Working as part of our highly regarded global team, candidates will enjoy a broad diet of work that will cover our core services including;

  • International tax and cross border planning
  • Investment banking and banking transactions
  • Private equity transactions
  • Transfer pricing
  • Capital markets and structured finance transactions
  • Mergers, acquisitions, demergers and floatations
  • Indirect taxes
  • Real estate tax
  • Tax litigation


We pride ourselves on having a collegiate environment and we are looking for down-to-earth but confident lawyers with strong leadership potential. We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies.   

The ideal candidates will:

  • have a professional qualification in tax, accountancy or law
  • have experience working in a professional tax environment
  • possess strong technical skills, with an international awareness and focus to their work;
  • be able to demonstrate an excellent academic record and the ability to manage more junior team members;
  • be able to create and deliver sustainable, high quality client service whilst also considering client’s wider business objectives; and
  • be keen to get involved in business development and help drive the Irish practice forward.

Our Tax Group is a truly international practice with an established track record of growth and development. Career prospects for the right candidates are excellent.  

This job description is not designed to be exhaustive and can be varied as required to develop or fulfil this role.   

The firm offers excellent training, learning and development programmes, as well as a genuine opportunity to experience a wide range of work and clients in a friendly, supportive environment.   


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. 
We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.
At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.
We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.   


Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment to you and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-employment screening that can include checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.

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