Catherine is a partner in the tax department at Matheson and is both a lawyer and chartered tax advisor. Catherine is currently Chairperson of the Irish branch of the International Fiscal Association.
Catherine primarily advises leading multinationals on the Irish tax aspects of their operations including tax effective structuring of global reorganisations, IP ownership, inward investment projects and cash repatriation strategies. Catherine has a particular interest in advising on domestic and cross border tax disputes, including mutual agreement procedure requests, correlative relief claims, advance pricing agreements and advising on the application of EU State aid principles in the context of Irish taxation matters.
Catherine clients include many of the leading multinational corporations established in Ireland, primarily in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, ICT and consumer brand sector.
Catherine has published articles in leading tax journals, is co-author of the Ireland section of the Bloomberg BNA TP Forum and is co-author of the Ireland chapter of the International Fiscal Association Cahiers on Cross Border Business Restructuring.
Women in Tax Leader, Ireland - ITR Women in Tax Leaders 2017, 3rd edition
Clients praise Catherine O'Meara for her "great technical detail, thinking of every angle to spot all of the threats" - Chambers Europe