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Michael Tansley

Senior Associate

Michael Tansley is a senior associate at DLA Piper Ireland LLP, with a number of years' experience working in asset management, structured finance, real estate, banking, capital markets and private equity.

Michael has advised a number of leading companies across the financial services sector and prior to joining DLA Piper Ireland LLP in 2020 he worked with another leading law firm in Ireland and a large US asset manager.

Michael has a particular expertise with respect to the Irish securitisation regime & fund formation and has acted on numerous complex cross-border transactions. Michael also has a particular interest in VAT and is a member of the Irish Funds Association VAT Committee.

Areas of FocusTaxFinancial Services


  • Was part of the DLA Piper team which advised Deutsche Bank as arranger and investor on PPC Zeus which was awarded 'Private Securitisation of the Year' at the GlobalCapital European Securitisation Awards and 'Best Securitisation Deal of the Year' at the IFLR Awards.
  • Advised an originator, on the establishment of an asset-backed STS-compliant securitisation platform for lease receivables arising from certain leases across numerous jurisdictions.
  • Provided VAT advice with a particular focus on financial services and leasing/HP transactions.
  • Acted for lenders and borrowers with respect to the provision of secured credit facilities for property and non-property related transactions.