Matheson LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Firm Profile

Matheson LLP
70 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY
DUBLIN 2
Ireland

Ireland > Asset finance Tier 1

Matheson LLP has four specialist aviation partners within its ranks and the department is backed by an aviation tax group and an aviation regulatory practice. The firm is known for its leasing expertise, along with its experience in commercial debt and export credit agency (ECA)-backed financings. It has continued to work on a series of major insolvencies and restructurings in the aviation sector, including the examinership of CityJet DAC. It is also noted for its expertise in the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol. Stuart Kennedy is earning accolades from the market, while Rory McPhillips and Yvonne McWeeney are also established names. Stephen Gardiner continues to make an impression and Maireadh Dale has joined the team from Dentons Ireland.

Practice head(s):

Rory McPhillips; Stuart Kennedy

Other key lawyers:

Yvonne McWeeney; Stephen Gardiner; Maireadh Dale

Testimonials

‘Always super responsive; pleasant to work with; high quality of work; flexible.’

‘Stuart Kennedy is highly recommended. Takes a proactive approach and highly service oriented.’

‘Matheson are one of the best firms for aviation finance in Ireland. Real strength in depth. The fees are competitive and advice clear.’

‘Stuart Kennedy is our main relationship partner. My first choice for most matters on the transaction side. Additionally Yvonne McWeeney has been very helpful on several transactions this year. One thing that impresses me in particular is the lack of fee creep – if we agree a fixed or cap fee, they stick to it.’

Key clients

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

CDB Aviation

UK Export Finance (UKEF)

CCB Aviation

Aviation Capital Group

AerCap

Castlelake, L.P.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE)

Arctic Aviation Assets DAC

Jackson Square Aviation

Tokyo Century

Fortress Investment Group LLC

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES)

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (BoComm Leasing)

CMB Financial Leasing (CMB Aviation)

TUI Travel Aviation Finance Limited/TUI Airlines

Azorra Aviation

Work highlights

  • Advised Azorra, a commercial aircraft leasing platform, on its acquisition of a 37 aircraft portfolio and recapitalisation of certain aircraft owning silos of Nordic Aviation Capital pursuant to a prearranged US Chapter 11 process.
  • Advised Navigator Aircraft ABS on a $716m aircraft securitisation serviced by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise.
  • Advised Sprite 2021-1 on a $868m aircraft securitisation serviced by World Star Aviation (UK).

Ireland > Banking and finance Tier 1

Matheson LLP‘s international standing and close links to domestic and global banks, makes it a prime candidate for cross-border financings. It is also close to other international financial institutions and alternative lenders. Co-head of the finance and capital markets team Patrick Molloy is noted for structured finance, securitisation, project finance and general banking. Donal O’Donovan is recognised for real estate finance, acquisition finance and debt restructuring. David O’Mahony is an increasingly prominent member of the team, leading on many of the department's top engagements. Michael Hastings  is a key name for real estate finance with Paul Carroll also recognised for acquisition and leveraged finance.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Molloy; Turlough Galvin

Other key lawyers:

Donal O’Donovan; David O’Mahony; Michael Hastings; Paul Carroll; Finnbahr Boyle

Testimonials

‘Matheson is a highly collegiate firm with a strong client-focused ethos. They have impressed me with their approach to client management generally, making clients feel valued. They have wide breadth of talent and expertise.’

‘Donal O’Donovan is an excellent transaction lawyer – personable and very practical. Paddy Molloy is a hugely experienced, no-nonsense lawyer who can handle anything you throw at him.’

‘With Matheson the simple things are always done to an exceptional standard. Partner availability and responsiveness were in excess of expectations, while both Partners and Associates demonstrated significant levels of expertise to assist in documenting a complex transaction. They are never afraid to give an opinion and their insight formed a crucial part of our credit process for a particularly challenging transaction. Specific standout individuals referenced include Donal O’Donovan and Finnbahr Boyle.’

‘Matheson have the strongest team in Banking & Finance in Ireland. They have experience and depth across all areas and are always able to add value to a transaction.’

‘Their international network and knowledge of global banking markets is vital for us when we are dealing with international borrowers / sponsors.’

‘Donal O’Donovan and Patrick Molloy are brilliant to work with. They bring a huge work ethic, an eye for detail while retaining an ability to step out of the trees in order to see the woods. They make themselves available for discussions and advice whenever required and take control of the legal work for us in a very assured and collaborative manner. Beyond the deal, they are active in providing us with training, thought leadership and ideas for new ways of operating.’

‘The team at Matheson are excellent. Partners are always available and very responsive. Senior partners can call on their extensive experience to cut to the main issues.’

‘Excellent product / structure knowledge particularly in my sector. Up to speed with all innovations in the market.’

Key clients

Citibank

Allied Irish Banks

NTMA

Barclay

Danske Bank

Ulster Bank

Bank of Ireland

Rabobank

Work highlights

  • Advised Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 on all Irish financing aspects of its agreement to acquire Ireland’s largest waste company, Beauparc Utilities Holdings.
  • Advised the lenders on a €300m unsecured committed term loan facility and a €500m bridge loan facility to Kingspan Group.
  • Advised HSBC as coordinating bank on a €200m revolving credit facility agreement to Ornua Co-operative.

Ireland > Capital markets Tier 1

Matheson LLP has a highly rated practice in DCM and structured products, along with an impressive presence in ECM, including re-domiciliation, M&A inversion and de-SPAC transactions, Irish public company takeovers and listed company restructurings. The firm has close connections to asset managers, investment banks and other financial institutions, along with a range of corporate issuers. David Fitzgibbon, Fergus Bolster and George Brady are prominent names in the ECM field. Turlough Galvin is a leading name in DCM and structured products, having extensive experience in the area and leading tax expertise to apply in deal structuring. Christian Donagh is noted for securitisations, CLOs, and fund-linked structured products, among others.

Practice head(s):

David Fitzgibbon; Turlough Galvin; Patrick Molloy

Other key lawyers:

Christian Donagh; Fergus Bolster; George Brady; Richard Kelly; Madeline McDonnell; Susanne McMenamin; David Jones; William Foot; Micheál Buckley; Eoin Shiel; Niamh Sheerin

Testimonials

‘The team is commercial, delivers on time, and importantly, sets off with the knowledge of what its clients are trying to achieve in mind.’

‘Niamh Sheerin is an absolutely exceptional associate by the standards of any jurisdiction.’

‘Turlough Galvin is the partner we most frequently work with. We are entirely confident he supervises behind the scenes and ensures everything is to a standard.’

‘They delivered the required outcome on-time and within budget and we have been very satisfied with their work. We intend to continue using them in future.’

‘The partners that we have dealt with are Richard Kelly and Will Foot. Both partners are always personally available to address any queries or provide advice. They are highly responsive and always provide a very short turn-around on any matters raised with them.’

‘The Matheson team is always extremely practical in their approach. They understand what our objectives are as a client and work to find solutions as opposed to pointing out roadblocks.’

‘Eoin Shiel has been fantastic in the capital markets practice. He has been very responsive and works well with not just the legal function, but with our Finance and Tax groups as well.’

‘Always available, great personalities, will go the extra mile when needed, smart and tireless.’

Key clients

Willis Towers Watson plc

Weatherford International plc

Horizon Pharma plc

STERIS plc

Tullow Oil plc

Aon plc

Circle Internet Financial Limited

Smurfit Kappa Group plc

Horizon Therapeutics plc

Fastball Holdings LLC

National Treasury Management Agency

Cimpress plc

Trinity Biotech plc

Eaton Corporation plc

Fidante Capital

ProKidney LP

MariaDB

Sculptor Capital Management

Cerberus

Beach Point Capital Management

Atalaya Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Advised on a notes issuance by Fidelity Grand Harbor CLO 2021-1 DAC.
  • Advised Traianus DAC on the establishment of an Irish law governed €10bn note issuance programme that was listed on the Spanish Alternative Fixed Income Market (MARF).
  • Advised Mars Capital on its role as seller, retention holder, legal title holder and servicer on a €400m NPL RMBS transaction.

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Matheson LLP‘s domestic and international reputation puts it at the forefront of cross-border deals involving Ireland, particularly trans-Atlantic deals. The firm’s size ensures that it handles significant deal flow year-after-year. It has represented over half the Fortune 100 companies, and 65 of the FTSE 100 businesses. It has also advised seven of the top ten technology brands in the world. It continues to be noted for financial services, food and beverages, and technology deals, and has a burgeoning presence in private equity investments. The firm has an excellent record in takeovers of Irish listed companies, along with corporate re-domiciliations and migrations. It has advised a series of Irish businesses on SPAC transactions, thereby achieving listed status in the US. Fergus Bolster, Madeline McDonnell and Brian McCloskey are amongst its leading M&A partners, along with Susanne McMenamin and David Fitzgibbon, who heads the equity capital markets group. George Brady and Patrick Spicer provide significant senior level gravitas. Caroline Kearns joined as a partner from DLA Piper Ireland LLP and Padraic Roche has left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Robert O’Shea

Other key lawyers:

Fergus Bolster; George Brady; David Fitzgibbon; Susanne McMenamin; Patrick Spicer; Pat English; Madeline McDonnell; Brian McCloskey; Caroline Kearns; Enda Garvey; Susan Carroll Chrysostomou; Robert Barrett; Eoin Shiel; Darren Maher

Testimonials

‘The corporate team in Matheson is excellent. Very responsive, thorough, excellent negotiators and deliver advice on complex topics in a pragmatic and workable way.’

‘Caroline Kearns is a standout partner in the Corporate team in Matheson, Caroline is exceptionally thorough and an excellent negotiator. You know you are in safe, capable hands with Caroline.’

‘Eoin Shiel is a standout associate with Matheson. Very thorough, really gets into the detail of the transaction. Very knowledgable and practical.’

‘David Fitzgibbon and Enda Garvey are an excellent team.’

‘David Fitzgibbon is a superb lawyer who gets on with a diverse range of managers and board directors, and is well capable of dealing with awkward people when he comes across them.’

‘In the M&A context, I love how collaborative Matheson is with all other parties at the table. They work extremely well with our US counsel, as well as opposing counsel, which makes transactions more efficient and less costly to complete.’

‘David Fitzgibbon has been a delight to work with. David is always available and responsive, has great demeanour with our Board of Directors and takes a practical approach to his advice.’

Key clients

Advent International Corporation

AIB

AMP Capital

AmTrust

An Post

Arena Pharmaceuticals

Bain Capital Private Equity

Barclays Bank plc

Battery Ventures

BioIq Inc

Birds Eye Food Limited

Blackbee Investments

Blackrock

Bregal Milestone

BSO Group

CA Ventures

Canada Life Group Services Limited

Carbon Crowley

Carne Group

CGI Inc.

Chemocentryx

Circle Internet Financial Limited

Citadel

Citi

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

CSG Systems International Inc

Daily Mail/DMGT

Dawn Capital

Dell Technologies

DIF CIF II

Disney

DMS Governance

Dropbox

Druggability

Eaton Corporation plc

Encavis AM Management GmbH

Emerson Electric Co

Equilend

Ethypharm

F-Prime Capital

Felicis Venture Capital

Fexco

GAM Investment Management

Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Limited

General Secure Logistics Limited

Genesys

Gemini Investments LP

Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited

Goldman Sachs International

Goode Partners LLP

Governor and Company of Bank of Ireland

Horizon Therapeutics

HP Inc

IFG Group plc

ILHAWK Limited (Irish Life)

Independent News & Media

Insight Venture Partners LLC

Irish Distillers

IQ-EQ Group

Itron

Irving Oil

John Barron Environmental Limited

JP Morgan

Kargo Capital LLC

Kohlberg & Company LLC

Lead Edge Capital

Left Lane Capital

Liffey Meats Ltd

LinkedIn

Linnaeus

Majesco

Macquarie Europeann Infrastructure Fund 6

Mcquarrie Wayward

Memjet group

Mercer

Mergon Group Limited

Metaverse Technologies Limited

Michael Dixon International Transport

Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd

Monument Life Insurance Designated Activity Company

nAperte Designated Activity Company

Nauta Capital VC Partners

Netwatch

Nomad Foods

Novo Nordisk A/S

NTR Ireland Investments 2 DAC

One Peak Partners

Orpea SA

Paysafe

Planet

Riverside Partners

Rubrik

Secret Escapes

Shutterstock Inc

Singapore Biotech

Sitecore

Smurfit Kappa Group plc.

Sofina Foods Inc

Speed Fibre Group

Spencer Stuart

SPP Pension & Försäkring AB (publ)

STAR Capital

State Street

STERIS plc

Tapestry Inc

Twitter

Vermillion Energy Inc

Vertex Inc

Vertiv

Waterland Private Equity

Waystone Group

Weatherford International plc

Weight Watchers International Inc

Western Union

Willis Towers Watson plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Circle Internet Financial on its announced transaction to go public through a business combination with Concord Acquisition Corp, a publicly traded SPAC.
  • Advised Bank of Ireland on its acquisition of all the performing loan assets and deposits of KBC Bank Ireland.
  • Advised ProKidney on its announced transaction to go public through a business combination with Nasdaq listed SPAC, Social Capital Suvretta Holdings Corp. III.

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Matheson LLP fields a cross-departmental data protection and cybersecurity group, which provides advice to a wide range of clients, including many multinationals and financial institutions. The team focuses on cyber incident response work and has deep experience in dealing with data crises, from accidental exposure of data to motivated ransomware attacks. Anne-Marie Bohan heads the practice; she has extensive experience in advising on data protection policies related to the collection and processing of customer data, including drafting data protection notices and policies on intra-group sharing of information. Deirdre Crowley handles both contentious and non-contentious matters and specialises in data protection and privacy litigation. Michael Byrne is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Marie Bohan

Other key lawyers:

Deirdre Crowley; Michael Byrne

Key clients

Vertex, Inc.

Twitter

WaterWipes

WhatsApp

Three

Chartered Accountants Ireland

Adoption Authority of Ireland

Microsoft

Meta

An Post

Segment

CosenSys

Bank of Ireland

Work highlights

  • Advised Meta on its data protection matters.
  • Advised the WhatsApp legal team on a range of matters relating to data protection in Dublin.
  • Advised the Adoption Authority of Ireland on all contentious and non-contentions dealings with the Data Protection Commission.

Ireland > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Matheson LLP has a substantial team of senior, middle-ranking and junior practitioners. It remains at the forefront of financial services disputes, regulatory enforcement and investigations. It is further building its presence in technology, data and privacy disputes, and is a leader in insurance coverage cases. It is also making an impression in competition damages actions. The firm has a significant market share of cases before the Irish commercial court. The commercial litigation group is led by Nicola Dunleavy SC, along with Julie Murphy-O’Connor, who impresses in asset recovery, insolvency and other commercial disputes, and Tony O’Grady . Karen Reynolds specialises in financial services disputes and regulatory investigations. April McClements is an expert in insurance disputes and Michael Byrne is prominent in TMT cases.

Practice head(s):

Julie Murphy O’Connor; Nicola Dunleavy; Tony O’Grady

Other key lawyers:

Angela Brennan; Karen Reynolds; April McClements; Michael Byrne; Ruadhán Kenny

Testimonials

‘Full engagement from the team over many years. The continuity of staff also saves time and energy in every new situation and at the same time ensures that prior experiences are fully used and taken advantage of. That several individuals are involved also give needed back-up when the relationship lasts for many years.’

‘Nicola Dunleavy has been a key person for us for many years. Her engagement and high knowledge and smart thinking is very valuable.’

‘Ruadhán Kenny, has been very involved the last years. His engagement, commitment and knowledge is very important for us.’

Key clients

Mediahuis Ireland Group Limited (formerly Independent News and Media)

Opel Automobile GmbH, Vauxhall Motors Limited and Opel Ireland Limited (now Leeson Motors Limited) (all part of or related to the Stellantis Group)

Snowsports Association of Ireland

Revolut Limited

Citibank NA and Citibank Europe Plc

Aviva

Discord

Iveco Group N.V., CNH Industrial N.V. and Stellantis N.V

AbbVie, Inc.

Deal Partners Logistics Limited and Thomondview Trust Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for a number of aviation businesses in claims for coverage in relation to irrecoverable aircraft.
  • Defended Iveco Group, CNH Industrial and Stellantis in a significant number of High Court Irish claims following on from the European Commission’s decision to fine truck producers €2.93bn for participating in a cartel.
  • Advised Mediahuis Ireland Group (formerly Independent News and Media) in its defence and resolution of multiple sets of proceedings issued by high profile former senior executives, journalists and employees arising out of the ODCE and DPC Investigation into a data security incident and the subsequent inspection by High Court appointed inspectors to the company.

Ireland > Employment Tier 1

The ‘professional and dedicated employment law practice’ at Matheson LLP covers the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment, immigration, pensions and benefits issues. The team has a strong presence in the technology, pharmaceutical and financial services sectors and draws on its substantial multi-jurisdictional expertise to assist with issues faced by international employers operating in Ireland. Practice head Bryan Dunne is praised for being ‘very knowledgeable, practical and an excellent communicator’ and has particular expertise in cross-border employment investigations and multi-jurisdictional acquisitions. ‘Incredible lawyerAilbhe Dennehy specialises in crisis management, while Geraldine Carr regularly represents clients before the High Court and WRC. Russell Rochford has an impressive track record in advising on the employment aspects of reorganisations, outsourcing and commercial transactions, and has acted as lead employment advisor on Brexit-related transitions for multiple clients. Senior associates Susan Doris-Obando, Eimear Boyle and Tina O’Sullivan are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Bryan Dunne

Testimonials

‘Working with the Matheson Team is a true partnership. The team always seeks to understand the business perspective before providing multiple solutions and options.’

‘Bryan Dunne is exceptional. He understands the business very well and always provides sound practical guidance and advice.’

‘The firm is at the cutting edge of employment law in Ireland. A very sophisticated team which provides practical advice.’

‘Russell Rochford is an amazing lawyer. He is very intelligent, practical and pragmatic and always has a great sense of industry trends. His practicality is exactly what is needed when advising outside clients who can’t always take the most conservative path. He advises on a range of employment issues, from complex redundancies to individualized issues concerning leave and discipline.’

‘Ailbhe Dennehy is an exceptional lawyer. The knowledge and expertise she has in her field make her an objective and trustworthy lawyer who gives well-rounded advice.’

‘Firstly it is the size and depth of their employment practice. Secondly is their breadth of experience and understanding of advising large employers in the financial services sector and the added dynamic of dealing with regulatory fitness and probity issues. Matheson delivers everything to clients in a trusted and knowledgeable way. They are able to interpret the regulatory landscape and summarize any employment impact, very helpful in connecting the dots.’

‘Unwavering 5 Star Service from both Partners and all associates. Their responsiveness, adaptability, tailored client-focused service, commerciality and consistent availability make them stand out from competitors.’

‘Russell Rochford is a key advisor in the employment realm, and his responsive and timely advice is always commercial and easy to use in day-to-day operations.’

Key clients

Abbvie

Accenture

Adobe Inc

Air Canada

AlienVault

Altera

An Post

Analog Devices

AppLovin Corporation

Aramark

Aviva

Bain Capital Private Equity Europe LLP

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Montreal

BCP Asset Management

Birds Eye Pizza Ltd

Bon Secours Mercy Health, Inc

BT Communications Limited

CarGurus, Inc.

Chartered Accountants Ireland

Crowdstrike

Danske Bank

Deloitte Ireland LLP

Dropbox

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (formerly AWAS)

Dublin Airport Authority plc

Dyson

Ebay

Equinix Group

Everest Re

EY

Facebook

FINCAD

Fireye

First Data Corporation

Forever 21

General Motors

Goldman Sachs

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HP Enterprise

HP Inc

HumanScale

IFG Group

Independent News & Media Plc

Irish Breeze

JAS Worldwide Management Inc.

KPMG

Lloyds

L’Oreal

Lufthansa

Macquarie Capital

McAfee

Medtronic

MetLife

Modern Hire, Inc

Michael Kors

Mulberry

Nestle

Norwegian Air

Nokia

OpenTable

Oracle EMEA Ltd.

Paypal

PepsiCo

Radisson Hotels International Inc. t/a Carlson Hospitality Worldwide

Reddit, Inc

SAP

Shire

SonicWall

Stripe

Tech Mahindra

Tokyo Electron

Uber

UnitedHealth Group

Universal Studios

UniCredit

Vertex Inc.

Wincanton

Wells Fargo

WeWork

Wordplay

Xerox

Zendesk

ZeroChaos (Europe) Limited

Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

3M

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank of Ireland on the high-profile acquisition of a portfolio of loans from KBC Bank Ireland.
  • Advised Bain Capital on its purchase of Valeo Foods, a pan-European food business employing over 4,000 employees across 24 facilities.
  • Represented the joint liquidators of Debenhams in the defence of over 1,500 individual complaints before the WRC from over 750 employees employed in stores in Ireland.

Ireland > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Matheson LLP’s energy and infrastructure team advises on all commercial, corporate and project matters connected with energy projects, and is praised for having an ‘unparalleled breadth of expertise covering acquisitions, regulatory, project finance, project contracts, and corporate PPAs’. The team also assists with electricity trading agreements, upstream oil and gas M&A transactions and conventional renewable energy projects. Practice head Garret Farrelly has vast expertise in the energy regulatory space, with a particular focus on wind, solar, biomass and conventional electricity projects. Nicola Dunleavy specialises in handling energy and infrastructure litigation and energy and utility disputes. Seán Scally and Owen Collins are highlighted for their ‘analytical skills' and 'excellent work’.

Practice head(s):

Garret Farrelly

Testimonials

‘All individuals show great attention to detail and make themselves available at short notice to provide key advice. Owen Collins and Garret Farrelly can be relied on to provide timely and excellent guidance and support.’

‘Matheson LLP provides incredibly timely and commercial legal support on the construction documentation and power purchase agreement negotiation. Their knowledge of the market and market norms/trends is incredibly helpful.’

‘The firm has a good overall legal and regulatory understanding of the Irish electricity market.’

‘Seán Scally is a go-to lawyer of choice for all construction and power purchase agreements in the UK and Irish market. His responsiveness and understanding of client’s requirements makes him super efficient and enables clients to negotiate strongly with counterparties.’

‘Seán Scally is instrumental in advising clients, very well versed in his area of expertise and is very thorough in the review of every single contract. He is also very commercially savvy and always directs client’s attention to key commercial points.’

‘Both Seán Scally and Owen Collins have excellent energy industry and policy knowledge and understanding of the priorities of Government.’

‘The Matheson team have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the legal arrangements which underpin the energy/electricity sector and combine that with an in-depth understanding of how the business functions.’

‘The Matheson solicitors are extremely knowledgeable about the sector. They are certainly market leaders in this regard.’

Key clients

Air Liquide, SA

AMP Capital

An Post

Aviva Investors

Axpo UK Ltd

BASF Ireland Limited

Berkshire Hathaway

Bord na Mona

Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe Limited

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A / S

Capital Dynamics

Cenergise

CGN Europe Energy

Close Brothers

CNOOC Petroleum

Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Coillte

Credit Agricole

Crowley Carbon

Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications

DNB Bank ASA

Dragados / ACS

DZ Bank

Ecopower

EDF Energy Renewables Ltd

EirGrid plc

EirGrid Interconnector DAC

ElectroRoute

Element Energy Limited

Encavis AG

Energia Renewables Development Ltd

EnerNOC

Equinix

Erova Energy

Export Development Canada

ExxonMobil

First Reserve (part of BlackRock)

First Quantum Minerals Limited

Flogas Enterprise

Fred Olsen Renewables

Galetech Energy Limited

General Electric Company

GLIL Infrastructure LLP

GMC Utilities Group Limited

Hess LNG

Hamburg Commercial Bank

Hanwha Corporation

Highfield Solar

IB Vogt GmbH

Iberdrola, S.A.

Indaver Ireland Limited

ING Bank DiBa

Irving Oil

John Laing

John Sisk & Son Limited / Sisk Group

KFW IPEX-Bank

Liffey Meats

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited

NGET/SPT Upgrades Limited (part of National Grid)

Ocean Winds Ireland Limited

Octopus Renewables

Orsted Ireland

Partners Group (UK) Ltd

Platina Energy Partners

Rabobank

Ratio Petroleum Ltd

Rubicon Capital Advisors

Saorgus Energy Limited

Smart Wires, Inc

SmartestEnergy Ltd

Sodra Wood

SSE Renewables

Statkraft Ireland Ltd

STEAG SENS GmbH

Storm Management NV

Temporis Aurora LP

TerraForm Power Inc

Tetra Communications Ireland

The Carbon and Energy Fund

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Tynagh Energy Limited

Ulster Bank

Vermilion Energy, Inc

Warburg Pincus

Woodside Energy

Zenith Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications on the terms and conditions for the second competition of the renewable electricity support scheme, and the design and implementation of the state’s first offshore renewable energy support scheme.
  • Advised Bord na Móna on the development and financing of a 105MW wind farm known as Derrinlough Wind Farm.
  • Advised Octopus Renewables on the acquisition, development and project financing of what will be the largest solar farm in Ireland (up to 250MW).

Ireland > EU and competition Tier 1

Matheson LLP's team is now led by Niall Collins, a lateral hire from Mason Hayes & Curran LLP; Collins has an impressive antitrust background in both Dublin and London. The firm has a huge client list, providing it with a steady pipeline of merger control, investigations, competition litigation and other engagements. It advised Bank of Ireland on its acquisition of KBC’s Irish assets, involving a lengthy review by the CCPC. Kate McKenna  is another emerging talent in competition, sectoral regulation and procurement, gaining accolades from clients in phase 2 merger control cases and cartel litigation matters; she too has international experience from practising in London, as does Calum Warren, another highly-rated partner. Helen Kelly left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Niall Collins

Other key lawyers:

Kate McKenna; Calum Warren,

Testimonials

‘Kate McKenna is a stand out partner. Her availability, knowledge set and experience is matchless within the competition law sphere. Calum Warren is excellent, very practical, excellent availability and he explains complex topics very clearly.’

‘The team provided a depth of experience, bringing insights and perspectives from experience elsewhere. The team offers strong coverage which enables a broad agenda to be covered efficiently.’

‘Exceptionally strong team, very well-led by Niall Collins. Great depth in tech, financial services, and across a range of sectors. The team provides responsive, commercial and on-point advice. Excellent and first-choice in Ireland.’

‘Niall Collins is a fantastic leader for the team. Exceptionally astute, commercial, strategic in his advice. Fantastic client service. Trusted partner in Ireland.’

‘Kate McKenna is technically and strategically strong. Client friendly, collaborative and very impressive.’

‘Callum Warren provides excellent advice, is very solution focused and practical, as well as being incredibly responsive. All very valuable when trying to address complex issues in a commercial environment.’

‘The two stand out partners that I work with are Niall Collins and Kate McKenna. They are both multi jurisdictional but Kate is particularly excellent at media filings.’

‘They are certainly one of the leading Irish competition law practices and know the Irish regulator and courts very well – very capable.’

Ireland > Fintech Tier 1

Matheson LLP relies on the experience of its financial regulatory, technology and commercial practices to provide comprehensive advice to fintech clients. In addition to handling a high proportion of work related to e-money services, blockchain and outsourcing, the team is highly active in the virtual assets space, where it helps clients with registration in Ireland. Joe Beashel has longstanding experience in the field of financial services regulation and jointly heads the team with Anne-Marie Bohan , who regularly assists technology companies with privacy and regulatory issues. Louise Dobbyn advises on all aspects of Irish and EU financial regulation.

Practice head(s):

Joe Beashel; Anne-Marie Bohan

Other key lawyers:

Gráinne Callanan; Louise Dobbyn; Ian O’Mara; Ciarán Moloney

Testimonials

‘Joe Beashel is exceptional in terms of knowledge, practical advice and judgement.’

‘The fintech team is market leading, with a broad practice and excellent knowledge of the industry and its regulations.’

‘Joe Beashel is an outstanding lawyer and market leader in the fintech space. He has a great team in which Ian O’Mara and Ciarán Moloney stand out in terms of knowledge, speed of delivery and responsiveness.’

‘The team has a first-class understanding of the Irish financial services regulatory landscape.’

‘Joe Beashel is an excellent lawyer with a deep understanding of the market. Ian O’Mara is a top-class lawyer and is always on hand to give focused, commercially astute advice.’

‘The team is very responsive. Regardless of how significant an issue is, it gives great confidence and comfort to know that Matheson is always available to provide support.’

‘Joe Beashel has his finger on the pulse of industry and regulator. He always seems to know the right level to pitch issues with regulators. Louise Dobby has great agility to read into matters at short notice.’

Key clients

Gemini

Western Union

An Post

Vertex Inc.

Crypto.com

Allied Irish Bank plc

Meta

Work highlights

  • Advised Gemini Digital Assets Limited on the successful registration as a Virtual Asset Service Provider by the Central Bank of Ireland in July 2022.
  • Represented Vertex Inc. on an acquisition, including material analysis and legal negotiations, from the technology and data protection team.

Ireland > Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 1

Matheson LLP's significant depth of resources is apparent in the insolvency and restructuring field, with the firm having acted in a range of key matters in the aviation and retail industries in recent years. Noted for its connections to influential insolvency practitioners, as well as creditors and numerous debtors, the team is particularly rated for transatlantic and multi-jurisdictional work. The practice is jointly chaired by Tony O’Grady, Brendan Colgan, and Julie Murphy-O’Connor, all three of whom are major names in the sector, while Kevin Gahan has continued to rise in prominence.

Practice head(s):

Tony O’Grady; Brendan Colgan; Julie Murphy-O’Connor

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Large practice with good resources. Excellent restructuring knowledge and sector expertise.’

‘Kevin Gahan is an excellent and diligent restructuring solicitor.’

‘Matheson is a top legal firm. Having worked with many of their solicitors and teams over the years, I can safely say that their quality of service is consistently high across the entire firm.’

‘Brendan Colgan is an outstanding insolvency and restructuring lawyer. His practical and commercial advice is underpinned by a keen understanding of the law and experience handing complex cases. Brendan brings a personal touch to all client interaction, and I’ve never come across a lawyer who works so hard. Brendan is my trusted advisor and the first person I’m likely to call when facing a challenging case.’

 

Key clients

PWC

EY

KPMG

Deloitte

Grant Thornton

BDO

Kroll

Mazars

Baker Tilly

RSM

Evelyn Partners

Russell Brennan Keane

McStay Luby

Goldman Sachs

CarVal Investors

Oaktree

Bank of Ireland

AIB

KBC Bank Ireland

Work highlights

  • Continuing to advise the Norwegian Air group on an entity rationalisation project that involves the presentation of individual petitions to the High Court that seek to appoint Andrew O’Leary and Kieran Wallace as joint liquidators.
  • Advised Neil Hughes, as examiner of Premier Periclase, in connection with all matters relating to his appointment.
  • Advised Ken Fennell and James Anderson of Deloitte Ireland as joint liquidators of AEO Retail (Ireland) and AEOEU, the Irish franchise of American Eagle, on all aspects of the liquidation.

Ireland > Insurance Tier 1

Matheson LLP has a rounded practice, noted for its expertise across insurance disputes and claims, regulatory matters and transactions. The firm continues to make an impression in insurance M&A through a series of headline deals, along with portfolio transfers and corporate reorganisations, and corporate governance and regulatory issues. It has also achieved prominence in Brexit-related plans for insurance clients. The corporate insurance team is led by the highly-rated Darren Maher, and includes prominent name Gráinne Callanan. Other key figures include April McClements, a leading name in insurance disputes whose expertise spans coverage, D&O, and subrogation claims. Caroline Kearns and Niamh Mulholland joined the firm in August 2021 from DLA Piper Ireland LLP and KPMG, respectively, while Elaine Long was promoted to partner in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Darren Maher

Other key lawyers:

April McClements; Gráinne Callanan; Kieran O’Sullivan; Eoin Shiel

Testimonials

‘The FIG team at Matheson are exceptional. We have worked with them for over 5 years and during that time they have gotten to know our business and tailored their advice based on our structure and circumstances. There is a clear division of responsibilities on the team e.g. transaction work, regulatory advice etc.’

‘Darren Maher is second to none. His knowledge and experience of the Irish insurance market is exceptional and always keeps a breast of the most recent developments in the sector.’

‘Darren Maher is an exceptional lawyer. He has a rare combination of deep specialist knowledge and broad commercial and legal perspectives. This allows him to advise on complex issues and bring together threads from more than one area of expertise.

‘Kieran O’Sullivan is an excellent and diligent associate lawyer.’

‘The individuals I deal with are experts in their chosen fields. Gráinne Callanan is an expert in Insurance Regulation and a pleasure to deal with. Gráinne always gets to the crux of the issue and navigates a way through. This approach is a real asset to the firm and distinguishes Matheson from its peers in Ireland. Gráinne consistently goes the extra mile for her clients with no fuss or ceremony. Her goal is always to get to the best possible solution for the client.

‘Matheson have excellent regulatory knowledge in general, and a very astute awareness of how regulators perceive both the market and market participants. Matheson’s partners’ insights have proven invaluable to us on many occasions. In particular, Darren Maher has an outstanding grasp of regulatory matters and provides incisive, commercially-minded, and pragmatic advices, which are invariably proven right over time.’

‘In the litigation space, Matheson has successfully run a high-profile appeal for us in the High Court, and ultimately the Court of Appeal. Despite many twists and turns, Matheson, and April McClements in particular, consistently steered the litigation in the right direction and oversaw an outstanding victory for us in the Courts, vindicating our decision to commence litigation in the first place.’

‘April oversaw the drafting of excellent submissions, both written and oral on the day, which ultimately found favour with all three Court of Appeal judges. If Matheson believes that you have a state-able case, they can be relied upon to attain the optimum outcome achievable in the particular circumstances of your case. Their expertise in this area is second to no-one in the Irish market.’

Key clients

AmTrust International Underwriters DAC

Aon Group

Aviva

Axis Speciality Europe SE

Companjon

Compre Holdings Limited

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office PLC

FBD Insurance PLC

Legal and General

Life Company Consolidation Group (Utmost)

Mapfre Asistencia Compania Internacional de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A.

Monument Assurance DAC

PartnerRe Ireland Insurance DAC

Royal London

Travelers Companies, Inc.

United Health Group Inc.

Utmost Ireland DAC

Work highlights

  • Advised Intact Financial Corporation on all of the applicable Irish corporate insurance law and regulatory aspects in relation to the acquisition of RSA Insurance Group.
  • Advised Ark Life Assurance Company on the proposed transfer of its business to Irish Life Assurance, effected by way of Irish High Court approved portfolio transfer.
  • Advised Allied Irish Bank  in respect of a joint venture with Canada Life Irish Holding Company Limited to establish a new life insurance vehicle in Ireland (AIB Life).

Ireland > Investment funds Tier 1

Matheson LLP has a huge market share of asset manager clients and Irish domiciled funds. The firm's international reputation makes it a leader in representing top global promoters and global asset managers, most notably US asset managers; it advised Generation Investment Management on the establishment of the fourth vintage of its flagship private equity fund range. It has continued to add new clients to its practice and is highly acclaimed for advising on a range of industry firsts. It continues to impress in ESG and sustainability focused funds. Tara Doyle , Dualta Counihan  and Shay Lydon are top names in the market. Philip Lovegrove, Michelle RidgeBarry O’Connor and Liam Collins are also highly reputed figures. Anthony Gaskin was promoted to partner in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Tara Doyle

Other key lawyers:

Dualta Counihan; Shay Lydon; Philip Lovegrove; Michelle Ridge; Liam Collins; Oisin McClenaghan; Barry O’Connor; Catriona Cole; Donal O’Byrne; Anthony Gaskin; Eunan Hession

Testimonials

‘Knowledgeable, and diligent effective service. Supported by an experienced team. Top funds firm.’

‘Frequent partner personal contact and available access.’

‘Top tier. Very experienced and capable team. They know everything that there is to know about structuring and documenting investment funds, market practice and regulatory expectations. Advice is timely and practical. The team is highly client focused and delivery across the different partners in the team is seamless. Billing is transparent and there are no surprises. The firm offers excellent value. The Matheson team work readily and efficiently with other firms on cross-border structures.’

‘Dualta Counihan – Can do attitude. Approaches complex and demanding matters without drama. Broad and deep experience of fund structuring mandates. Dualta is also adept at handling regulatory matters.’

‘Anthony Gaskin – Exceptional client service.’

Key clients

Rockefeller & Co LLC

Manulife

Prescient

Principal Global Investors

Goldman Sachs

BlackRock Asset Management

JP Morgan / JP Morgan Asset Management

Amundi Asset Management

State Street Global Advisors

Man Group

Barings

Fidelity International

Morgan Stanley

Invesco

White Oak

Funding Circle

Neuberger Berman Europe Limited

Värde Partners US

Royalty Pharma

First Sentier Investors

ING Solutions Investment Management

AXA Real Estate Investment Management

Work highlights

  • Advised State Street Global Advisors on a significant restructuring of its Irish fund range as part of its efforts to rationalise its legal entity footprint in the EU, which involved transitioning three umbrellas from self-managed investment companies to companies with an externally appointed management company.
  • Advised Fidelity International on the establishment of six new thematic ETF sub-funds of their existing Fidelity UCITS ICAV platform, which marked the addition of Fidelity Crypto Industry and Digital Payments UCITS ETF and Fidelity Metaverse UCITS ETF.
  • Advised Generation Investment Management (the investment management firm of former US Vice President Al Gore) on the establishment of the fourth vintage of its flagship private equity fund range.

Ireland > Media and entertainment Tier 1

Matheson LLP has a sizable and experienced media and entertainment practice with a strong presence in the film and TV production sector, where it represents multiple producers, lenders, financiers, and distributors. The team works closely with its commercial litigation and dispute resolution group to provide holistic defamation and privacy law advice to a wide range of clients, including media and broadcasting companies and regulatory and statutory bodies. Ruth Hunter specialises in the negotiation and drafting of agreements related to distribution, writers, actors, directors, designers, and composers and co-heads the team with Michael Byrne , who leads the contentious side of the practice, with particular expertise in defamation and privacy law.

Practice head(s):

Ruth Hunter; Michael Byrne

Testimonials

‘The team has considerable expertise in this area and customises service for the project at hand and drives the closing accordingly.’

‘Ruth Hunter is very knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Treasure Entertainment Limited

Subotica Limited

Port Pictures Limited

Ireland > Planning and environment Tier 1

Matheson LLP advises on all non-contentious and contentious planning and environment mandates, including advice on environmental risks and liabilities and defending actions brought by environmentalist groups. The team works with many prominent clients from the energy, real estate and industrial sectors. Nicola Dunleavy SC heads the practice and advises on all environmental aspects of new developments, including climate change. Senior associates Ruadhán Kenny and Jill Hurley are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Nicola Dunleavy SC

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team are responsive, helpful and provides good clarity in situations and cases.’

‘Ruadhán Kenny and Nicola Dunleavy SC are exemplary in their advice and responsiveness to our needs.’

‘An experienced team, very hard working under great leadership.’

‘Nicola Dunleavy SC is the best in the business. Knowledgeable and practical and works tirelessly for her clients and her team.’

‘Matheson’s level of engagement with the client and keeping the client informed as to all aspects of the litigation is first class. The team at Matheson also see the bigger picture. They see how one piece of litigation could affect other areas of the client’s operations and advise accordingly.’

‘Nicola Dunleavy SC runs an outstanding team at Matheson and is fully engaged in all cases. Her knowledge and understanding of planning and environmental law are exceptional. She is very much focused on solutions and advising the client on what it needs to do to secure planning permission/environmental consent.

Key clients

Bord na Móna plc

Indaver NV

Mowi Ireland

Work highlights

  • Represented Bord na Móna Powergen Limited in respect of judicial review proceedings concerning the Derryadd windfarm.
  • Advising Indaver NV on judicial review proceedings concerning a municipal and hazardous waste incinerator on a 13.5 hectare site at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.
  • Advised Mowi Ireland on three separate sets of judicial review proceedings brought by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Salmon Watch Ireland and Peter Sweetman.

Ireland > Projects and PPP Tier 1

Matheson LLP has a sizable projects and PPP team which works with a variety of clients, including government bodies, private companies, domestic and international lenders, investors and contractors. The team is highly active in the transport, energy, telecoms, education, and healthcare sectors. Garret Farrelly heads the practice and acts as projects advisor to some of the world’s largest financial institutions. Rhona Henry has significant experience of working on construction, development financing and re-financing projects, while Seán Scally specialises in the energy sector. Senior associates Conor Blennerhassett and Chelsey O’Doherty are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Garret Farrelly

Testimonials

‘Matheson LLP’s team is incredibly knowledgeable and provides great insight into the project and many of the nuances associated with it. They are quite approachable and focused on ensuring client’s questions are answered in a timely and professional manner.’

‘Conor Blennerhassett is one of those individuals that go above and beyond what is required of him. He has a clear understanding of the deal and is able to explain issues in a way that is suitable for those who are unfamiliar with the law (particularly Irish law). Further, he was more than willing to assist with tasks that are outside of the original scope of the engagement as the deal progressed.’

‘Matheson’s team is well-informed, quick to respond, and considered in their approach to all work streams.’

‘Conor Blennerhassett is a standout in relation to the depth of knowledge, commitment to timelines, and engagement during the negotiation stages.’

‘Matheson’s team has a strong knowledge of the sector, commercial and solution-based approach, collaboration across departments with a central point of contact.’

‘Conor Blennerhassett has good market and technical knowledge, a commercial/pragmatic/ solution-based approach, proactive on transactions and business development. Garret Farrelly is a commercial and solution-based approach, appropriate delegation to associates which results in more efficient deal management.’

‘The subject matter expertise, commercial approach and responsiveness of Garret Farrelly and Conor Blennerhassett make this practice unique and which potential clients would wish to know.’

‘Conor Blennerhassett has been an outstanding lawyer to work with. He has been incredibly responsive and has provided top-tier advice. He develops a great understanding of the needs of a client quickly and consistently goes a step above by providing succinct advice that is easily understood by the business which demonstrates his depth of knowledge and expertise in the Projects and PPP.’

Key clients

Abbott

ACS Group

Air Liquide, SA

Amarenco

Allianz Capital Partners

Allied Irish Banks p.l.c.

AMP Capital Partners

Aramark Corporation

Astellas

Asterion Industrial

Aviva Investors

Amarenco

BBVA

Berkshire Hathaway

BL Energy Ventures Limited

Bord na Móna

Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe Limited

Brookfield Renewable Ireland Limited

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A / S

Cadent Gas Limited

Capital Dynamics

Caterpillar Inc.

CGNEE

Clonmont Developments Limited

Close Brothers Ltd

Coillte

Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Credit Agricole

CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Limited

Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment

DNB Bank ASA

Dragados S.A.

Drogheda Port Company

Dromash Holdings Ltd

DZ Bank

e|net

EDF Renewables

EirGrid plc

EXOLUM Aviación, SA (part of the Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos group)

Export Development Canada

Exxon Mobil

FCC Construcción, S.A.

First Reserve

First Quantum Minerals Limited

Fred Olsen Renewables

General Electric Company

GE Capital

GLIL Infrastructure LLP

Go Ahead Group

Greencoat Renewables plc

Hamburg Commercial Bank (formerly HSH Nordbank)

Hanwha Energy Corporation

Hanwha Q Cells GmbH (UK)

Helios Technology Ltd

Hess LNG

Hewlett-Packard

Hines

Hones / APG ICAV

HSBC Bank plc

Indaver Ireland Limited

ING Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras, S.A.

Irving Oil Ltd

JCD Group

JJ Rhatigan Unlimited Company

John Laing

John Sisk & Son Limited / Sisk Group

JP Morgan (Dublin)

Kajima Partnerships

Keolis

KFW IPEX-Bank

Liffey Meats

Landis + Gyr

Lufthansa Cargo AG

Macquarie Capital / Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Limited (UK Branch)

Macquarie Asset Management / Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Microsoft Corporation

Mitsui & Co Ltd

MUFG Bank

National Treasury Management Agency

Naturgy Ltd

Nexen Energy ULC

NFE Management LLC

NGET / SPT Upgrades Limited

Octopus Renewables

OHLA

Ørsted

Partners Group (UK) Ltd.

Pat Smith Engineering Limited T/A PSE Power

Rabobank

Ratio Petroleum Limited

Roche Diagnostics Limited

Roscommon County Council

Rubicon Infrastructure Advisers / GMC Utilities

Sacyr

Saorgus Energy Limited

Shannon LNG Ltd

Smart Wires, Inc

Smartest Energy Ltd

SMBC

SSE plc

Statkraft Ireland Ltd

Storm Management N.V.

TerraForm Power Inc

Tetra Communications Ireland

The Carbon and Energy Fund

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

The Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd

Tynagh Energy Limited

Vermilion Energy, Inc

Warburg Pincus

William Grant & Sons Ltd

Woodside Energy Ltd

Zenith Energy

Ulster Bank

3i Investments plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Asterion Industrial on its acquisition of an 80% stake in the National Broadband Plan vehicle, National Broadband Ireland.
  • Advised AMP Capital on the sale of two of the assets of the Irish Infrastructure Fund, Speed Fibre Group and the Convention Centre Dublin PPP project.
  • Advised a construction joint venture OHLA / JJ Rhatigan on its successful bid with Macquarie for the €200m+ Higher Education PPP – Bundle One.

Ireland > Public sector Tier 1

Matheson LLP has built a strong reputation for handling public law matters for a broad spectrum of clients, including state and semi-state bodies, government departments, regulatory bodies, and sports administration bodies. Key services include advice on public procurement, inquiries, environmental and planning law, judicial review, statutory appeals, freedom of information law, statutory complaints, and governance issues. The team is led by the quartet of litigation expert Michael Byrne , experienced planning and environmental law practitioner, Nicola Dunleavy, energy and natural resources specialist, Garret Farrelly, and Kate McKenna, who has extensive expertise in handling competition, state-aid and public procurement issues.

Practice head(s):

Michael Byrne; Nicola Dunleavy; Garret Farrelly; Kate McKenna

Key clients

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Drogheda Port Company

Laois County Council

Enterprise Ireland

Bord na Móna

Snowsports Association of Ireland

Work highlights

  • Advised Bord Na Móna on all legal aspects of its proposed development of a 75MW wind farm in Co. Offaly known as Cloncreen Wind Farm.
  • Advised the Snowsports Association of Ireland on a last-minute sports appeals arbitration process.

Ireland > Real estate Tier 1

Matheson LLP’s commercial real estate team handles high-profile property transactions for clients from a wide range of sectors, including technology, healthcare, food, finance, insurance, and retail. The team has a strong presence in the developer and occupier space and data centre sectors. Brian Doran has significant expertise in the forward sale and forward fund of private rental schemes and mixed-use developments. Sally Anne Stone advises on regeneration projects and development financing, while Karen Sheil specialises in all types of property development and investment transactions. Leonie Dunne advises fund investors on the acquisition of real estate assets and real estate-backed loans in Ireland, and Cillian O’Boyle has particular expertise in handling property matters for clients from the renewable energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Sally Anne Stone

Other key lawyers:

Karen Sheil; Leonie Dunne; Cillian O’Boyle Brian Doran

Testimonials

‘Matheson advises on all aspects of real estate and construction law, including lease structures and agreements, sale of commercial property and land and property acquisition. Also, advice and preparation of Contact for Sales – Negotiation of Contracts. The service provided by Matheson is of high quality, and we have found them to be reliable, practical and solution-driven. Answer the queries promptly, provides commercially focused advice, and their vast knowledge & skills have been extremely helpful in all real estate and construction law matters.’

‘Leonie Dunne is invaluable in helping through complex legal structures and deals. She is astute, clear, and practical, always straightforward to understand and gives practical and straightforward advice. She is very knowledgeable and has a pragmatic and commercial approach to issues and contracts. She is decisive and delivers arguments with confidence and gravitas. She is always on hand to answer any questions.’

‘The team at Matheson are always available when you need them to assist with a query. They are very good at taking an issue and offering a workable solution. Cillian O’Boyle is very approachable and understands the key issues when dealing with a matter.’

‘The team is very approachable. Cillian O’Boyle is friendly and professional. The firm provides fast solutions to urgent problems.’

‘Brian Doran is a high-class operator, very knowledgeable and well-connected. Passionate about the transactions he is working on and a strong person to have in your corner. Michael Hastings is hard-working, intelligent, phlegmatic.’

‘Matheson real estate team has a strong knowledge of the renewables sector, with significant experience working on large transactions in the sector, which means that they can provide practical, commercial and up-to-date advice. They are very responsive and reliable, which is essential in this fast-moving sector. Unlike many other real estate practices, their high-quality output means.’

‘Cillian O’Boyle has excellent knowledge of the renewables sector, which means advice from the real estate team is practical, commercial and reflects current industry practice.’

‘Matheson’s real estate team provides excellent customer service, knowledge of Irish laws, and sound negotiating advice. They bring a high level of organisation, detailed reasoning, and examples to lead clients’ teams as they progress in the leasing process. They are critical and creative thinkers who look outside the box to solve and foresee problems before they occur.’

Key clients

Waystone

Yourway

Kennedy Wilson

QT Technologies Ireland Ltd.

Park Developments Group

Ballymore Group

Oxley Holdings

Google

Trinity College Dublin

Amazon

Tishman Speyer

Chartered Land

Horizon Therapeutics

U + I Group PLC

JCD Group

3M

Stryker, Inc

Just Eat Takeaway

IGIS Asset Management

DB Schenker

Franklin Templeton

Toast, Inc

Steris Group

United Health / Optum

Equinix, Inc

Genesys

La Francaise Forum Real Estate Partners

Danske Bank Group

Bank of New York Mellon

Omnipay / Fiserv, Inc

Invesco

Zendesk, Inc

Lufthansa

State Street

DoTerra International LLC / Lee River Holdings

eBay

Hines

Selfridges

FBD Insurance plc

Xerox

Irving Oil

Pepsico

Oaktree

Roundhill

DWS

Macquarie Principal Finance

Steg Europa Immobilien GmbH / AM Alpha

Savills Investment Managers

SAP

EDF Energy Renewables

Glenveagh Homes

Elavon

Norton Life Lock

Coilte

Bord na Mona

AvAir LLC

Low Carbon

Work highlights

  • Advised Re Workday Inc on the acquisition, design, planning and construction of its new European headquarters in Dublin.
  • Represented AM alpha in the acquisition of Block B, 76 Sir Joh Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 (the “Property”) from TIO South Docks Fund II Limited (the “Vendor”).
  • Advised Park Developments on the forward sale of 3 blocks of residential apartments located at the Clay Farm Development, Leopardstown, Dublin.

Ireland > Tax Tier 1

Matheson LLP fields a substantial team of tax specialists, which includes a number of senior practitioners. The firm routinely acts as primary Irish counsel to numerous EU and US multinationals and financial institutions, advising on transfer pricing and tax controversy issues, indirect taxes, and large-scale restructurings. The team features a wealth of lawyers that double up as chartered accounts or chartered tax advisers; Shane Hogan, Joe Duffy, Aidan Fahy, Turlough Galvin, Catherine O’Meara and Gerry Thornton are all leading practitioners. Caroline Austin, indirect tax specialist Matthew Broadstock, and Tomás Bailey are among the most prominent junior partners.

Practice head(s):

Shane Hogan

Other key lawyers:

Turlough Galvin; Catherine O’Meara; Gerry Thornton; Joe Duffy; Aidan Fahy; Matthew Broadstock; Brian Doohan; Vahan Tchrakian; Philip Tully; Tomás Bailey; Barry McGettrick; Caroline Austin

Testimonials

‘The team provides the highest quality of service. Matheson have a deep understanding of the Irish and international tax landscape and are able to provide sound advice to navigate complex issues.’

‘Shane Hogan, Brian Doohan and the team have exceptional client service. They are extremely responsive and will gather answers to complex questions in a very time efficient manner. They really understand our business and offer sound solutions when needed.’

‘Great team effort and committed to client request.’

‘Barry McGettrick is my key contact; proactive with a problem-solving focus.’

Key clients

ProKidney

MariaDB Corporation Ab

JP Morgan

Vermilion Energy Inc

Johnson & Johnson

Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund

Vertiv

Trinity Biotech Plc

Fremantle Media Group

Advent International

Vertex Inc

Circle

AbbVie

STERIS plc

Cimpress

Horizon Therapeutics

Work highlights

  • Advised ProKidney on its business combination with a NASDAQ-listed SPAC in a deal valuing the combined entity at $2.64bn.
  • Advised JP Morgan on the consolidation of its European operations into a single European public company.
  • Advised Johnson & Johnson on the separation of its consumer health business and the creation of a new publicly traded company.

Ireland > Telecoms Tier 1

The sizable team at Matheson LLP remains highly active in the telecoms sector, where it 'demonstrates excellent commercial and telecoms industry knowledge'. The firm can often be seen working with both traditional and new companies in this area, assisting with complex telecoms law-related regulations, disputes, acquisitions and investigations. The practice is led by the trio of Anne-Marie Bohan, Irish and EU competition law expert Niall Collins, and Kate McKenna, who specialises in acting for highly regulated companies in regulatory actions. Senior associate Simon Shinkwin is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Niall Collins; Kate McKenna; Anne Marie Bohan

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘An excellent team – consistently impresses both in terms of quality of legal advice and in its delivery. The team understand the commercial and business practicalities faced by telecoms and tailor their advice to meet clients’ needs. Their ways of working are top quality and always available, even on short notice to assist with legal /regulatory queries. They are flexible and practical and demonstrate excellent commercial and telecoms industry knowledge. They are very responsive to emails and calls and offer great support.’

‘Kate McKenna and Simon Shinkwin are stand-out lawyers and have proven expert awareness of the telecoms industry and the challenges facing its clients in this industry. In particular, Simon Shinkwin is extremely responsive and impressive in delivering solutions-orientated advice and support to a very fast-paced business.’

‘The team in Matheson is well-resourced, very responsive and sharp. When necessary, they work seamlessly and actively manage the cases.’

‘The individuals in Matheson bring a broad range of skills and experience and are equally approachable. Kate McKenna is a master of her practice area and is equally comfortable giving technical and strategic advice.’

‘The team very quickly takes briefings, listens patiently, asks pertinent questions, and builds a key team in response to specific legal issues that are outstandingly tailored to the client’s business. Matheson offers incredible insight into the inner workings of the market, including the politics, contentions and key people. The team is fully invested in dilemmas and determined to construct the very best legal responses and strategies entirely suited to clients’ reality.’

‘The wonderful team at Matheson brings something specific to the table, and the team grew organically according to the client’s unique needs and is highly customised to those needs. Matheson has proved outstanding in providing just the right level of resources, which is often a challenge. Kate McKenna’s initial guidance is substantive and sound. She is fantastic at contextualising a fast-changing issue in terms of general regulation and specific technical-legal realities. Simon Shinkwin has a similar ability to digest significant amounts of information, interpret a variety of data, listen carefully to clients’ questions and opinions, provide highly trustworthy feedback on those questions and opinions, and collate various documents and resources to our strategic advantage.’

‘The team at Matheson is always available at short notice and have a great understanding of time pressures. From a client perspective, the advice is always clear, succinct and addresses the points fully.’

‘Simon Shinkwin stands out. He is very responsive and commercial and has good insight into what the rest of the telecoms market is doing.’

Key clients

Three Ireland

CK Hutchison

Sky UK

Sky plc

Sky Ireland

Virgin Media

Liberty Global

Microsoft

AMP Capital

An Post

PostMobile

Speed Fibre Group

Cisco

Twitter

Meta

Vodafone

Zendesk

MessagerCloud

txtNation

GTT

Warner Bros. Discovery

Cellnex

Asterion Industrial Partners

Raft Technologies

SpaceX

Work highlights

  • Advised Three on its high-profile transactions in recent years and the ongoing appeal of ComReg’s 5G spectrum auction.
  • Advised Sky on all aspects of its fixed and broadcasting business, including complex regulatory and litigation issues.
  • Advised the Speed Fibre Group on a number of complex competition, state aid and merger control issues regarding its telecoms businesses.

Ireland > Construction Tier 2

The practice at Matheson LLP handles both contentious and non-contentious matters arising from a wide range of construction and real estate developments, including technology, residential and commercial. The team offers specialised services in the drafting and negotiation of development agreements, forward funding and forward purchasing agreements. Rhona Henry specialises in complex construction and engineering projects and jointly heads the practice with Nicola Dunleavy SC, who has longstanding experience in dispute resolution and regulatory enforcement. Ruadhán Kenny is another key contact. Since publication, Alison Bearpark joined from RDJ LLP.

Practice head(s):

Rhona Henry; Nicola Dunleavy

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A very commercial and knowledgeable team. It goes the extra mile for its clients.’

‘Matheson LLP is a go-to firm for complex construction projects in Ireland. Their consideration & scenario planning from a legal perspective is hugely helpful when dealing with challenging transactions.’ 

‘Nicola Dunleavy and Ruadhán Kenny have strong engagement and high knowledge.’

‘Rhona Henry with support from junior team members, offers excellent service. Regular meetings to help ensure all are fully aware of implications, what the other side may be considering / legal angles and options that are fully presented, debated and thought through.’

‘Rhona Henry is an excellent lawyer and has an innate ability to condense incredibly complex and contentious issues into digestible pragmatic legal and commercial advice.’

Key clients

AM alpha

Aramark Corporation

Brown-Forman Corporation

Cardinal

Chartered Land

CLH Aviation

Gallico Developments

Google Ireland Limited

Hines

Horizon Therapeutics PLC

Killiney Estates Limited

Oxley Holdings Limited

Park Developments Group

Round Hill Capital

Saint-Gobain Weber Limited

SSE plc

Sisk Group

Tenable

Tudor Homes

Workday Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised Workday on the acquisition of land at Grangegorman (acquired from the Health Service Executive) to be developed as its new European headquarters.
  • Represented Chartered Land in the procurement, design and build-out of a mixed use (residential, commercial and retail) development at Parkgate Street.
  • Represented Oxley Holdings in conjunction with the Ballymore Group in relation to the development of Connolly Quarter, Dublin.

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Matheson LLP's formidable reputation in Ireland and worldwide has brought it engagements from many of the world's top pharmaceutical and medical technology companies. The firm also frequently represents professional indemnity bodies. It has an established record in medical malpractice litigation, regulatory and advisory matters, and product liability cases. In addition, it is a major player in M&A, corporate restructurings, fundraisings and capital markets transactions in the area. Rebecca Ryan has considerable experience of healthcare and product liability cases. Emma Doherty provides further corporate advisory expertise in this area and Kate McKenna has a wealth of experience in regulatory matters. David Fitzgibbon is highly prominent in life sciences M&A and capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):

Rebecca Ryan; Emma Doherty; Kate McKenna

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team are proactive, knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile to support clients and achieve the best possible outcome, in any given matter.’

‘Points of law and relevant legislation is always well researched and advice provided is therefore always comprehensive and appropriate to the bespoke situation of the individual client.’

‘The team always acts very professionally, even in difficult and highly emotive situations.’

‘The healthcare team are highly professional and led by Rebecca Ryan who is the epitome of professionalism. Extremely knowledgeable, conscientious, empathetic with every client, she is always willing to go over and above for every client.’

‘The healthcare team are always very responsive to all messages and requests and always reply in a timely fashion. As a team, they demonstrate great understanding that the clients often find themselves in very difficult and challenging professional and personal circumstances, providing allowances for clients in relation to same.’

‘Will continue to be my #1 firm to go to for any legal related work. Quality of work is always exceptional.’

‘Great team, creative, smart and tireless.’

Key clients

Abbott Laboratories

AbbVie

Arena Pharmaceuticals

BioIQ Inc.

Bon Secours Mercy Health Inc.

Centrient Pharmaceuticals

Chemocentryx

FitBit

Gilead

Horizon Therapeutics

Innocoll Biotherapeutics

Johnson & Johnson

LifeScan

Linneaus

McKesson

Mercer

Novo Nordisk

Orpea

Ottobock

Owens & Minor

PTC Therapeutics

ProKidney LP

Proveca

Singapore Biotech

Schrodinger Inc

Sports Surgery Clinic

STERIS plc

Stryker

Trinity Biotech plc

Texas Medical Centre

Veritas Genetics

Wellster

Work highlights

  • Advised ProKidney, an Irish biotech company, on its successful business combination with Social Capital Suvretta Holdings Corp. III, the Nasdaq listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Advised Trinity Biotech on its $45m strategic investment and partnership with MiCo and its refinance of $100m exchangeable notes via an issuance of new shares and bank debt.
  • Advised Medlab and Sonic Healthcare Ireland, and their insurers, on a number of high value negligence actions arising from Cervical Check screening.

Ireland > Information technology Tier 2

Matheson LLP is well known for advising blue-chip technology companies, multinational firms and international financial service companies on a wide range of matters, including technology transactions, technology regulation, and commercial contracts. Other key services include advice on cybersecurity, crypto assets, e-signatures, and other emerging regulatory issues. Anne-Marie Bohan heads the practice and is experienced in drafting and negotiating contracts for the development, sale, purchase, licensing and distribution of technology in all its forms. Rory O’Keeffe specialises in matters related to AI, robotics and other emerging and innovative technologies and Carlo Salizzo regularly advises clients on the challenges and opportunities related to technology contracts. Litigation expert Michael Byrne acts for technology companies in contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Marie Bohan

Other key lawyers:

Rory O’Keeffe; Carlo Salizzo; Michael Byrne

Testimonials

‘The team has a very good understanding of the business and of the competitive environment in which the business operates. Advice is always practical and tailored to the situation at hand. Technical and legal expertise is always up-to-date, and always recognises and seeks to mitigate the risks.’

‘Anne-Marie Bohan and Rory O’Keeffe go the extra mile and are always focused and pragmatic.’

Key clients

Microsoft

Meta

Three Ireland

Allied Irish Bank| |plc

Twitter

An Post

WhatsApp

Segment

CosenSys

Carne

An Post

WaterWipes

Reddit

IQ-|EQ

Grifols|, S.A.

Aviareto

Abbott

Irish Life

Northern Trust

Vertex, Inc.

Crypto.com

Callsign

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on an ongoing basis in connection with technology, contract and regulatory matters, including contentious contract matters.
  • Represented Vertex in the acquisition, including material analysis and legal negotiations from the technology and data protection team.
  • Advised Carne Group on its recent transaction with Willis Towers Watson to acquire ‘The Asset Management Exchange’ from WTW.

Ireland > Intellectual property Tier 2

Matheson LLP‘s intellectual property team sits within the firm's technology and innovation practice. It is highly active in advising clients on patents, copyright issues and trademarks, and also assists with anti-counterfeiting matters related to the consumer goods sector. The practice handles IP registration and disputes concerning copyright infringement and passing-off actions. The team also supports multinational companies with their establishment in the Irish market and other dispute management services. Technology partner Anne-Marie Bohan heads the practice and is supported by Nicola Dunleavy and Carlo Salizzo.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Marie Bohan

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Microsoft

Meta

Three Ireland

Allied Irish Bank| |plc

Twitter

An Post

WhatsApp

Segment

CosenSys

Carne

An Post

WaterWipes

Reddit

IQ-|EQ

Grifols|, S.A.

Aviareto

Abbott

Irish Life

Northern Trust

Vertex, Inc.

Crypto.com

Callsign

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on an ongoing basis in connection with technology, contract and regulatory matters, including contentious contract matters.
  • Represented Vertex in the acquisition, including material analysis and legal negotiations from the technology and data protection team.
  • Advised Carne Global Financial Services Limited on its recent transaction with Willis Towers Watson to acquire ‘The Asset Management Exchange’ from WTW.

Ireland > Pensions and employee benefits Tier 2

Matheson LLP handles a large number of domestic and cross-border pension law-related mandates for international companies and financial institutions. Associate Megan O’Connor frequently represents clients in pension law-related matters before the High Court. Deirdre Cummins left the firm and joined Arthur Cox in August 2022.

Practice head(s):

Deirdre Cummins

Other key lawyers:

Ireland > Transport Tier 2

Matheson LLP stands out in particular for its work in the aviation sector. The team has a strong regulatory practice and assists its clients in airline licencing and registration issues. The department also handles restructurings and arrangement schemes, covering financing and refinancing matters, and regularly acts for aircraft lessors and airlines. Rory McPhillips and Stuart Kennedy jointly lead the practice, which includes key practitioners Rhona Henry and Yvonne McWeeney. The firm’s projects and PPP team is led by Garret Farrelly, while Nicola Dunleavy heads the environment and planning group.

Practice head(s):

Rory McPhillips; Stuart Kennedy; Nicola Dunleavy; Garret Farrelly; Rhona Henry

Other key lawyers:

Yvonne McWeeney; Kevin Mahony

Testimonials

‘A terrific team led by Yvonne McWeeney (supported by Kevin Mahony), very technical and extremely proactive. Her team has great strength in depth with the ability to react to drive forward transactions with short deadlines and cross-jurisdictional parties involved. Her team provides a first-class service on all aviation transactions and is a go-to firm for other areas that require legal input.’

‘Both Yvonne McWeeney and Kevin Mahony have fantastic interpersonal skills, and nothing is ever too big a deal for them. They are technical but very commercial and can spot issues coming before they arrive.’

Key clients

ACS Iridium

Allianz Capital Partners

AMP Capital Partners

Arctic Aviation Assets DAC

Aviation Capital Group

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

BBVA

Castlelake, L.P.

Caterpillar Inc.

CCB Aviation

CDB Aviation

Close Brothers Ltd

CMB Financial Leasing (CMB Aviation)

Credit Agricole

CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Limited

DNB Bank ASA

Dragados S.A.

Drogheda Port Company

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

DZ Bank

Export Development Canada

FCC Construcción, S.A.

Fortress Investment Group LLC

Go Ahead Group

Hamburg Commercial Bank (formerly HSH Nordbank)

HSBC Bank plc

ING Bank

Jackson Square Aviation

JP Morgan (Dublin)

KFW IPEX-Bank

Macquarie Investment Bank

Mitsui & Co Ltd

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA.

Rabobank

Tokyo Century

TUI Travel Aviation Finance Limited/TUI Airlines

UK Export Finance

Ulster Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors on the purchase and leaseback by an Irish incorporated special purpose vehicle.
  • Assisted Sprite 2021-1 with the $868m aircraft securitisation serviced by World Star Aviation (UK).
  • Advised Drogheda Port Company on the development of a new deep-water multi-modal port near Balbriggan, North Dublin.

Ireland > White-collar crime Tier 2

Matheson LLP handles a wide range of white-collar criminal law matters, covering fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering and corporate criminal offences, including in the defence against prosecution and regulatory action. Practice head Karen Reynolds specialises in financial services litigation and advises financial institutions across a broad range of regulatory issues, including market abuse, insider dealing and cybersecurity breaches. Other key contacts include experienced litigator Nicola Dunleavy and senior associates Connor Cassidy and Aishlinn Gannon.

Practice head(s):

Karen Reynolds

Testimonials

‘The firm is growing its offering in this space. They make good use of technology, e.g. use of e-discovery software etc. The team collaborates well with external experts, e.g. forensic accountants.’

Key clients

Breccia Unlimited Company

Blackrock Hospital Limited

Brokers Ireland

Irish Precision Optics

Work highlights

  • Advised BHL on a shareholder dispute involving multiple proceedings before the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
  • Advised a multinational company on a ransomware cyber-attack.
  • Advised Brokers Ireland on an ongoing CCPC investigation.

Established in 1825 in Dublin, Ireland and with offices in Cork, London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco, 800 people work across Matheson’s six offices, including 121 partners and tax principals and over 540 legal, tax and digital services professionals. Matheson services the legal needs of internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. Our clients include over half of the world’s 50 largest banks, 7 of the world’s 10 largest asset managers, 7 of the top 10 global technology brands and we have advised the majority of the Fortune 100 companies.

Our expertise is spread across more than 30 practice groups, including Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate, International Business, Mergers and Acquisitions, Technology and Innovation, Digital Services, Intellectual Property, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, EU and Competition, Asset Management and Investment Funds, Employment, Pensions and Benefits, Commercial Real Estate, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Healthcare, Insurance, Tax, Private Client, Energy and Infrastructure, FinTech and Life Sciences. We work collaboratively across all areas, reinforcing a client first ethos among our people, and our broad and interconnected spread of industry and sectoral expertise allows us to provide the full range of legal advice and services to our clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Asset and aviation finance Gerry Thornton
Asset and aviation finance Rory McPhillips
Asset and aviation finance Yvonne McWeeney
Asset and aviation finance Stuart Kennedy
Asset management Tara Doyle
Asset management Michael Jackson
Asset management Dualta Counihan
Asset management Shay Lydon
Asset management Liam Collins
Asset management Philip Lovegrove
Asset management Joe Beashel
Asset management Anne-Marie Bohan
Asset management Elizabeth Grace
Asset management Michelle Ridge
Asset management Oisin McClenaghan
Asset management Barry O'Connor
Asset management Donal O'Byrne
Banking Patrick Molloy
Banking William Prentice
Banking Alma Campion
Banking Donal O'Donovan
Banking David O'Mahony
Banking Michael Hastings
Capital markets Turlough Galvin
Capital markets George Brady
Capital markets Alan Keating
Commercial litigation and dispute resolution Sharon Daly
Commercial litigation and dispute resolution Nicola Dunleavy
Commercial litigation and dispute resolution Michael Byrne
Commercial litigation and dispute resolution Karen Reynolds
Commercial real estate Brian Doran
Commercial real estate Sally Anne Stone
Commercial real estate Leonie Dunne
Commercial real estate Niamh Maher
Corporate/M&A Patrick Spicer
Corporate/M&A Fergus Bolster
Corporate/M&A George Brady
Corporate/M&A Brian McCloskey
Corporate/M&A Madeline McDonnell
Corporate restructuring and insolvency Tony O'Grady
Corporate restructuring and insolvency Julie Murphy-O'Connor
Corporate restructuring and insolvency Brendan Colgan
Corporate restructuring and insolvency Karen Reynolds
EU, competition and regulatory Kate McKenna
Employment, pensions and benefits Bryan Dunne
Employment, pensions and benefits Russell Rochford
Employment, pensions and benefits Geraldine Carr
Financial institutions Joe Beashel
Financial institutions Grainne Callanan
Financial institutions Darren Maher
FinTech Anne-Marie Bohan
FinTech Michael Jackson
FinTech Joe Beashel
Food and beverage Patrick Spicer
Healthcare Rebecca Ryan
Insurance Sharon Daly
Insurance Darren Maher
Insurance April McClements
Intellectual property Sharon Daly
International business Robert O'Shea
Tax John Ryan
International business Pat English
International business Shane Hogan
International business Mark O'Sullivan
International business Emma Doherty
International business Kieran Trant
Life sciences Robert O'Shea
Listings Margot Carty
Listings Christian Donagh
Media and entertainment Ruth Hunter
Outsourcing Anne-Marie Bohan
Planning and environmental Nicola Dunleavy
Private client John Gill
Private equity George Brady
Projects, energy and construction Rhona Henry
Projects, energy and construction Garret Farrelly
Regulatory risk management and compliance Joe Beashel
Structured finance, securitisation and repackaging Christian Donagh
Structured finance, securitisation and repackaging Turlough Galvin
Structured finance, securitisation and repackaging Richard Kelly
Structured finance, securitisation and repackaging Alan Keating
Tax Turlough Galvin
Tax Liam Quirke
Tax John Ryan
Tax Shane Hogan
Tax Aidan Fahy
Tax John Kelly
Tax Gerry Thornton
Tax Mark O'Sullivan
Tax Joe Duffy
Tax Catherine O'Meara
Tax Matthew Broadstock
Tax Vahan Tchrakian
Tax Kevin Smith
Tax Brian Doohan
Tax Barry McGettrick
Technology innovation Anne-Marie Bohan
Telecommunications Kate McKenna
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At Matheson, we want as many people as possible in the firm to contribute to making a real impact in our local community. A diverse group of employees and partners representing a range of interests across the firm meet regularly to share ideas and initiatives on our community engagement and to promote and oversee our contribution to our charities of choice.

We do more than merely provide donations. Instead, Matheson is focused on helping our talented people to help other people. Volunteers from the firm build relationships with our chosen organisations, creating a spirit of active engagement between Matheson and the organisations we support.

Matheson in the Community is a strategic charity partner for two local charities Jobcare and RICC.

We are also proud to have worked with a number of charities set out below for many years and continue to provide support to them.


  • Emer Casey Foundation
  • Irish Rule of Law International
  • Calcutta Run
  • Junior Achievement Ireland
  • New Art at IMMA