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Liam Quirke is the Partnership Chairman of Matheson and Head of the Brexit Advisory Group


Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the firm in January 2016, Liam was the Managing Partner of Matheson for more than 12 years.  Liam also founded and led the firm’s Tax practice for 12 years, guiding it from a standing start in 1991 to the point where it is acknowledged to be the pre-eminent legal tax practice in Ireland and is especially renowned for its international tax expertise.  Liam also founded Matheson’s pre-eminent International Business practice.  In this latter capacity, he was the driving force behind the establishment of the firm’s two offices in the US, in Silicon Valley in 1996 and in New York in 2003.

Liam is the only Irish member on the Council of New York University Law School’s International Tax programme.  He is also a former chairman of the Irish Branch of the International Fiscal Association, a former council member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and served on the Irish Prime Minister’s Committee on International Banking and Treasury for many years.  He is a regular speaker and writer on international tax matters and was the Irish correspondent for the International Tax Review for many years.


Institute of Taxation of Ireland
Qualified as a solicitor in Ireland
University College Dublin

London: Foreign firms

European firms in London: Ireland

Within: European firms in London: Ireland

Matheson's London office is headed by¬†Liam Quirke,¬†a tax partner who¬†is also the firm's chairman. Quirke assists international companies and financial institutions with their Irish legal needs, with a particular emphasis on foreign direct investment, banking and financial services transactions and cross-border deals. Corporate law partner¬†√Čanna Mellett¬†is also a key contact.

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