Keith O’Donnell is a member of the Taxand board. Keith is based in Taxand Luxembourg where he is Managing Partner of Atoz and leads Taxand’s global real estate tax team. A tax specialist for 20 years, Keith has held senior positions within Ernst & Young and Andersen.
As a partner of Ernst & Young, he was head of the real estate industry for Continental Western Europe, as well as the Tax Leader for the asset management team in Europe. Within Andersen, he was responsible for the asset management practice in Europe.
Keith has advised global groups on the design and implementation of European tax strategies, with particular emphasis on pan-European real estate and private equity funds. Keith has been instrumental in shaping legislative change in coordination with industry groups. He sits on a number of key international bodies including the OECD’s collective investment vehicle ICG and the EU Commission’s expert group on open-ended real estate funds.
Keith was educated in Brussels and Dublin, is bilingual in French and English, and speaks Luxembourgish and Italian. Keith has a law degree from the National University of Ireland and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor.