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William Fogarty

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William is a partner of Maples and Calder's Tax team in the Maples Group's Dublin office. He advises international financial institutions on Irish investment, financing and property transactions. He is very active in relation to Irish real estate and debt structuring. William also advises private equity firms on executive remuneration, carried interest structuring and VAT planning.


William joined the Maples Group in 2011. Previously, he was a senior tax associate with Linklaters LLP in their London office. He has also worked in Macfarlanes LLP and a large Irish corporate law firm. William is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University. He is also qualified as an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.

William has been ranked in Chambers Europe and The Legal 500. In The Legal 500’s 2020 Guide, clients attested that “Will Fogarty proved, again and again, his ability to explain difficult tax structuring issues and provide the appropriate structures for our investments.” Another client described him as “one of the best tax advisers I have come across in Europe” and added “He is strong technically but very practical and commercial in his advice.” 


William is a contributor to various newspapers and legal publications on tax matters for Irish funds and other vehicles. He speaks on the tax changes for fund vehicles at our annual Maples Group Insights sessions. William is experienced in international structures and regularly works with international law and accounting firms on technical issues, such as the classification of ICAVs. William regularly represents financial services clients in Revenue disputes, including audits and enquiries and led the settlement of one of the largest Revenue cases in recent years.



Tax Disputes

Funds & Investment Management




2003 – Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland

2004 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)


Trinity College Dublin, LLB, 1999

University of Cambridge, LLM, 2000


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