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Sean Murray

Head of Financial Services Tax

Sean Murray advises domestic and international clients on financial services tax matters, including investment management, structured finance, real estate, banking, capital markets and private equity.

His clients include the world’s leading financial institutions and asset management companies.

Areas of FocusFinancial ServicesTax
  • Dublin City University, Ireland, B.A., Accounting & Finance, 1999


  • "Sean Murray is an excellent tax lawyer, taking difficult topics and relaying them to us in a user-friendly manner. He is approachable and easy to talk to, available and happy to help." - Chambers Europe 2023
  • "He is highly intelligent, well respected and breaks down complex tax language and complex structures into layman's terms." - Chambers Europe 2023
  • “Sean Murray of DLA Piper LLP is knowledgeable in tax mandates pertaining to securitisation mandates, investment fund launches and loan financing. A source lauds him, highlighting that he has a "great breadth of knowledge."” - Chambers Europe - Ireland, 2022
  • “The "excellent" Sean Murray is knowledgeable in tax mandates pertaining to structured finance” - Chambers Europe - Ireland, 2021
  • Described as “very proactive” and “easy to deal with,” Sean Murray provides tax advice on a range of transactions and structures. He is experienced in topics relating to finance and refinance mandates, real estate and loan transactions, and the establishment of funds and SPVs. Chambers 2020
  • A source says “He always delivers tailored client-specific solutions”, additionally admiring his “ability to simplify a very complex solution into a clear and understandable one”. “Murray is super technical "reports on admiring market observer, adding “he knows tax inside out”. “I have been very impressed with his work. He is extremely clued-in”. Chambers 2019
  • Sean Murray “is praised by sources for his “exceptional technical tax knowledge”. Chambers 2018
  • Sean Murray is “Creative in resolving issues”. Chambers 2017

Prior Experience

Sean Murray joined DLA Piper in November 2019. Previously, he was a partner in the tax department at a leading Irish law firm, where he worked for more than 15 years.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Chartered Tax Adviser with the Irish Tax Institute
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland