On 7 October 2014, Ursula Tipp attended the inaugural meeting of the Irish-Austrian Business Forum. The Forum in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin was opened by the President of Austria, Dr Heinz Fischer, and the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan. The Irish Austrian Business Forum was hosted by Advantage Austria, the Austrian state body with responsibility for trade promotion and for attracting foreign direct investment to Austria. Purpose of the Forum was to highlight business opportunities in both countries.
On 1 October 2014, Ursula Tipp appeared as a guest speaker on the People’s Debate with Vincent Brown. The discussion focused on Budget 2015, with participant speakers debating the various potential courses of action available to the Government; such as lowering the top rate of income tax, or increasing the entry level threshold for the top rate of income tax.
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Ursula Tipp discussed with the panel the speeches given by world leaders on the anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. The other members of the panel were John Bruton (former Irish Taoiseach), Robert Ballagh (Artist), Donal Buckley (Retired Captain, Irish Defence Forces) and Brian Hanley (Historian).
On 27th July 2014 Ursula Tipp and the other guests; Colm O’Gorman (Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland), Yanky Fachler (Corporate Trainer & Historian), Col. Colm Doyle (Retired Irish Army Colonel) and Deirdre De Burca (Director of Advocacy for Children, World Visions, Brussels) discussed the issues of the week and various other newspaper articles.
Michael O’Connor and Ursula Tipp of Tipp McKnight Solicitors are ranked among the top lawyers by the Global and European Editions of Chambers & Partners 2014, along with the firm Tipp McKnight itself.
Michael O’Connor is recognised on Chambers & Partners 2014 as a ‘Senior Statesman’ among Irish tax lawyers and ranks with the top tax lawyers in the country in Band 2 of the discipline. Chambers & Partners 2014 describes him as having an “amazing reputation, particularly for stamp duty. He is active on tax committees and is exceptionally well regarded by sources.”
Ursula Tipp is ranked as one of the four top German Tax experts based abroad in the Global edition and also ranks in Band 3 of Irish tax experts, where she is described as “highly regarded for her expertise in German tax law” and “is currently the Vice-President of the German – Irish Lawyers and Business Association.”
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On 16 June 2014, on the TV show “Tonight with Ivan Yates”, Ursula and other guests discussed Ireland’s tax system.
Ursula pointed out the dangers which corporation tax increases pose to Ireland’s status as an investment location and to domestic employment, citing an OECD study which showed that for every 1% increase in the corporation tax rate, a corresponding 3.7% reduction is triggered in foreign direct investment.
The Department of Finance is currently reviewing the Irish tax appeal system with the intention of introducing long overdue reforms. On 14th May 2014, as a representative of the Law Society Taxation Committee Michael O’Connor met officials at the Department to discuss proposals put forward by the Law Society Taxation Committee.
On 7th May 2014 Ursula appeared as a guest on the show “People’s Debate with Vincent Browne”. The discussion revolved around the upcoming elections for the European Parliament and the impact of eurosceptic political candidates.
On 23th April 2014 Ursula made a presentation on “Ireland as a business location – economic links, law and tax” at the Belgium Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Ireland.
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