Firm Profile > Matheson > Dublin, Ireland

Matheson
70 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY
DUBLIN 2
Ireland

Banking and finance Tier 1

Matheson has particular expertise in international finance, acting for overseas financial institutions as well as leading Irish banks. The team advises on structured finance, project finance, securitisation and loan sales, among other areas, with significant strength in aviation and transport finance. Patrick Molloy leads the team; the 'pragmaticMichael Hastings is particularly experienced in real estate finance transactions, and counts many large Irish property investors and developers among his clients; Donal O’Donovan is noted for his 'excellent knowledge of legal matters; David O’Mahony acts for a range of banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers; and Alma Campion specialises in acquisition, property and development finance. Laura Gleeson departed for an in-house role and Peter O’Brien left for Dentons.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Molloy; Turlough Galvin; Christian Donagh

Testimonials

They know our business well and have good turnaround times.

In-depth knowledge of the local market

Michael Hastings is pragmatic and always available to explain and discuss.

The team stand out for their knowledge of the Irish market and commercial outlook when dealing with banks.

Donal O’Donovan epitomises the culture in Matheson. He is very commercial in his dealings and I find him very responsive. His knowledge of legal matters is excellent.

Key clients

Sky Aviation Leasing

International Limited (Sky Leasing)

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

Castlelake LP

AIB

NTMA

Barclays

HSBC

Ulster Bank

Bank of Ireland

Rabobank/ACC Group

Capital markets Tier 1

Matheson's DCM team is noted for its international client base, including leading banks, asset managers and financial institutions. The team advises on securitisations (including auto loan securitisations); note, bond and euro medium-term note (EMTN) issuing programmes; and CLO transactions, among other matters. Turlough Galvin's expertise includes tax, securitisation and structured finance, while Christian Donagh specialises in advising on raising debt capital, newly promoted partner Richard Kelly has expertise in derivatives, and senior associate Andrew Gill has experience advising on asset-backed commercial paper programmes. The firm is also active in domestic ECM work, advising on significant IPOs of Irish companies, public takeovers, restructurings of public companies, and US listings and fundraisings for multinationals with Irish holding companies. Fergus Bolster has particular experience in the technology, pharmaceutical, energy and media sectors; George Brady regularly advises on listings on the Irish and international stock exchanges; and Madeline McDonnell specialises in public company M&A. New York-based Alan Keating  is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Fergus Bolster; Turlough Galvin; Christian Donagh; Patrick Molloy

Key clients

Deutsche Bank

Credit Suisse

BNP Paribas

Societe Generale

BlackRock

Oaktree Capital

BlueMountain Capital Management

Funding Circle

UBS

Goldman Sachs

UniCredit Bank AG

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Helaba

DZ Bank AG

Ally Bank

Banco Sabadell

BBVA

PartnerRe

Blackstone/GSO

Steris

Innocoll Holdings

Fidante Capital

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Willis Towers Watson

Eaton Corporation

Weatherford International

Independent News & Media

IFG Group

Tullow Oil

Aryzta AG

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Matheson has been active in high-profile domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, and also has expertise in corporate redomiciliation migrations, inward investments and group restructurings. The team counts a number of multinationals (including leading global technology companies) among its clients, and is strong in the tech, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy, private equity and financial services sectors. The team's International Business Group - which is led by the 'standout' Pat English - has also been involved in many major foreign direct investment projects in Ireland. Fergus Bolster focuses on large-scale M&A and corporate reorganisations; George Brady has acted on a number of high-profile recent acquisitions and private equity transactions; Tim Scanlon's client base includes numerous leading financial institutions; and Patrick Spicer specialises in advising international clients. Madeline McDonnell has extensive experience in public and private M&A; Brian McCloskey is particularly active in the food and beverage, consumer product and technology sectors; and senior associate Enda Garvey has notable private equity experience. The team was further strengthened by the additions of David Fitzgibbon and Susanne McMenamin, who joined from William Fry.

Practice head(s):

Robert O’Shea

Testimonials

The main item that stands out is the cross-departmental co-operation within Matheson. It feels like one practice where each team member has its own expertise, similar to an in-house role, and they all work together. Each interaction is like connecting with a close partner to help along the way.

Solicitor Tomás Bailey and senior associate Naomi Barker stand out. No question is too small for their attention and we always get a swift and full reponse. Their expertise in their respective fields is of very high quality. They take the time to get to know their clients and learn about the client’s business. Overall, an absolute pleasure to work with and talk to.

The team at Matheson have always provided us with clear, business-friendly and targeted advice, and have shown great flexibility and expertise each time they are called upon.

Kieran Trant is a pleasure to work with. He’s responsive, flexible in terms of arriving at tailored legal solutions, and has a strong commercial understanding.

Kieran Trant, Pat English and the team provide us with comprehensive but succinct and pragmatic advice, which always reflects an in-depth knowledge of our business and company structure.

Kieran Trant, Pat English and the team are reliably responsive and never fail to provide deliverables within the (sometimes pressurised) timelines we set them. Kieran in particular goes above and beyond, often taking calls and responding to emails out of hours, where necessary.

Very accessible, solutions-focused firm. Excellent service all-round. Great execution for transaction-focused business.

Speed of turnaround, smart people in their specific areas of competence.

Pat English is a standout partner – he delivers and is a very smart individual.

Key clients

AIB

AMP Capital

An Post

Barclays Bank plc

Battery Ventures

Blackbee Investments

Blackrock

BSO Group

Citadel

Citi

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

Dawn Capital

Dell

Disney

DMS Governance

Dropbox

Druggability

Eaton Corporation plc

Emerson Electric Co.

Equilend

Fexco

Genesys

HP Inc

IFG Group plc

Independent News & Media

Insight Venture Partners LLC

Irving Oil

JP Morgan

Kohlberg & Company, LLC

Liffey Meats Ltd

LinkedIn

Majesco

Memjet group

Mercer

Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd

Netwatch

Nomad Foods

Paysafe

Riverside Partners

Singapore Biotech

Spencer Stuart

STAR Capital

State Street

STERIS plc

Twitter

Weatherford International plc

Western Union

Construction Tier 1

Matheson is noted for its strength in both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. The team regularly advises on the procurement, development and financing of large-scale multiplex projects, as well as capital projects, including pharmaceutical regeneration projects and data centres, and public-private partnerships. On the contentious side, the team handles litigation, domestic and international arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution such as conciliations. The practice is led by the 'practical and savvy' Rhona Henry, who counts some of Ireland's largest developers among her clients. Nicola Dunleavy specialises in disputes, while Kimberley Masuda, who was promoted to partner in January 2020, has experience in multiple jurisdictions.

Practice head(s):

Rhona Henry

Testimonials

I find this practice to be well versed in the subject matter and, probably more importantly, they are very responsive. I have on a number of occasions needed their input and assistance on an urgent basis, and they have always responded very quickly.’

The Matheson team have a huge amount of experience on large-scale construction projects. The overall team is well resourced and every individual makes a significant contribution in providing an excellent service to our company.’

The team are very proactive and always make great efforts to respond promptly and clearly.’

The Matheson team had an excellent knowledge of construction, with many lawyers with degrees in construction professionsThe team were always available at short notice to assist or meet on contractual matters. They integrated as part of the team and looked at thing in a pragmatic way to best achieve the desired outcome. They looked for solutions as opposed to taking stances and getting bogged down in legal conflicts. They instilled an atmosphere of confidence not only in their service but in the team in general.’

I deal with Rhona Henry and Kimberley Masuda. Both are very approachable and pleasant to deal with. I find their attention to detail, promptness of reply and general willingness to go the extra mile for their clients to be excceptional.’

Rhona Henry is responsive, clear thinking, objective and always shows lateral thinking. She is quick to grasp key issues, engages well with complex stakeholder groups and retains focus on the critical issues.’

Associate Eva Baumgart is very knowledgeable and responsive.’

A very high-standard, professional approach is always forthcoming.’

‘The service provided by Matheson is of the best quality and we have found them to be reliable, practical and solution driven. Our queries are always answered promptly, their advice has always been commercially focused and efficiently delivered, and their vast knowledge and skills have been extremely helpful in all real estate and construction law matters. Matheson is a top-tier law firm. Their attention to detail, diligence, dedication, and knowledge of real estate and construction law is exemplary. The quality of their work and high-class level of communication is also excellent.’

‘Rhona Henry is invaluable to us in helping us through the legal process. She is practical and savvy, very hardworking and client friendly. She has a strong attention to detail and always delivers. She is sharp and a great negotiator. The service we receive from her is swift, professional and complete.’

‘Matheson very quickly and competently were able to convert UK standard industry texts for use in Ireland. This is clearly an experienced and competent construction practice team.’

‘Matheson’s ability to turn around construction industry standard documents and localise them on short notice was excellent.’

‘Personal attention to detail’

‘Rhona Henry and Eva Baumgart are efficient, responsive and proactive.’

‘We value the attention to detail and clear identification of the risks that cause issues and concerns for our business, and the timely response to queries raised and commitment to us as a client even during times when it proves difficult to respond.’

‘Our experience with Matheson was characterised by distilled, clear thinking and focus on key issues; a high degree of responsiveness; and a willingness to engage with the opinions and suggestions of various stakeholders.’

‘We value their knowledge of the sector and the latest contractual trends in the market, the high level of attention to detail, and the strong team of associates.’

‘Rhona Henry and Eva Baumgart from the construction team have been exceptional in their service delivery and support to me. Their attention to detail and the quick turnaround of queries and documentation is always exemplary.’

‘Matheson are my go-to firm for construction matters in Ireland. I have always found their advice to be prompt, comprehensive and commercial in nature. They are also adept at relaying complex concepts in an easily understandable manner.’

Key clients

Aramark Corporation

Brown-Forman Corporation

Cardinal

CLH Aviation

Gallico Developments

Killiney Estates Limited

Oxley Holdings Limited

Saint-Gobain Weber Limited

SSE plc

Sisk Group

Tenable

Tudor Homes

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Matheson's 'all-round solid data protection service' covers advice on GDPR compliance projects, outsourced data processing arrangements, data subject access requests and data transfers, particularly in the healthcare and financial services sectors and consumer-facing industries. The team also has expertise in responding to data security breaches and Data Protection Commission investigations. 'Expert' practice head Anne-Marie Bohan specialises in advising financial institutions and asset managers; Chris Bollard, who divides his time between the firm's Dublin and San Francisco offices, is a 'go-to' lawyer for advice on GDPR and data breaches; and Deirdre Kilroy assists with the data privacy aspects of technology and commercial agreements.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Marie Bohan

Testimonials

Matheson offer commercially practical advice and are market leaders in the area of data privacy and data protection.

Chris Bollard and senior associate Carlo Salizzo both take the time to really understand the business and its needs. They are both extremely responsive, creative and forward thinking.

A client-focused approach is followed.

The data protection team are highly efficient and very approachable. They take a very practical approach to how they manage their engagements and leverage off the expertise of the wider financial services and banking team. They have taken the time to deeply understand our business.

Anne-Marie Bohan is an expert in the area of data protection and privacy. As well as being widely recognised within the sector, Anne-Marie deeply understands the challenges facing our sector and where legislative and regulatory changes have an impact on our operations.

The Matheson data protection team provides an all-round solid data protection service. They have a young and ambitious team with very good connections to the US.

Chris Bollard is a leader in data protection and IT. He is the go-to guy on GDPR. His approach is without fail focused yet flexible and he always provides pragmatic, commercially and legally sound advice. He provides a Rolls-Royce service on data protection matters generally and understands the privacy regimes on both sides of the Atlantic.

Leaving aside their expertise in this space (which is of itself highly impressive), the team take a very proactive approach in supporting us.

Chris Bollard takes a proactive approach in supporting his clients – he is always quick to identify potential issues and never shy from highlighting risks that may be coming down the tracks. Chris takes time to understand his client’s business, their business strategy and risk appetite.

Our go-to for data protection issues. Top of the market expertise along with commercial know-how.

Chris Bollard gets our business and the concerns of not just the in-house legal team but also our commercial team.

Key clients

Secret Escapes Group

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Matheson handles complex litigation, often with a cross-border element, across a number of areas, with a particularly strong reputation in the financial services, technology, real estate and public sectors. The team also acts in regulatory investigations and is noted for its ediscovery offering. 'Outstanding litigator' Nicola Dunleavy is acting in a number of high-profile current cases, and is also strong for arbitration, while Julie Murphy-O’Connor has a particular focus on shareholders' disputes and corporate restructuring and insolvency-related litigation. Other key contacts include Michael Byrne, who specialises in technology, product liability, defamation and public sector litigation, the 'extremely knowledgeable' Claire McLoughlin, who focuses on financial sector disputes, and senior associate Aoife McCluskey, who has particular expertise in technology and consumer law. Sharon Daly relocated to head the London office and Tom Hayes left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Bryan Dunne

Testimonials

The team is innovative, cost conscious, solutions driven and calm under pressure. I am constantly impressed by their preparation and approach. They have proven time and time again they have the skills needed to navigate litigation successfully.’

The entire team provide a wide range of expertise with great depth of experience.’

Sharon Daly is a first-class litigator, a very talented lawyer. She has an exhaustive knowledge of the law in the area of litigation. I am very relieved she is on our side.

Claire McLoughlin is extremely knowledgeable. She is always attentive to our needs and very flexible despite her workload. Claire has the ability to distil very complex legal matters into easily digestible information. An absolute pleasure to work with.

Senior associate Thomas Turner is logical, very practical and often provides alternative ideas when working though the various matters.

If you need information on the cases it’s senior associate Aoife McCluskey you go to. She is very knowledgeable and timely. She is solution focused and always well prepared.

The team have a practical and responsive approach to the issues raised.

They add huge value to a complex case, always make themselves available, provide quality contributions and expert insight, and deliver a completely reliable service.

Nicola Dunleavy is an outstanding litigator. Her advice and support to our business has been fantastic.

Associate Darren Lynch is user friendly, hardworking and completely reliable.

The service we received from Matheson from the beginning was hugely beneficial. Their availability also made a huge difference to the progression of the matter.

They have a combination of expertise and experience, with thoughtful client relationship management. Matheson provides clear and concise advice that is on point and pertinent, and its lawyers apply the law to the facts. Matheson are comfortable navigating legal uncertainty and providing reliable, practical advice. The team is always responsive and manages client relations and expectations effectively.

Claire McLoughlin, as well as all of her associates and fellow partners, is a standout adviser.

This practice is always our first point of call for advice on any dispute or potential litigation matter because of the purposeful client service and support, the unfailing professionalism and, most importantly, the thoughtful advice imparted with clarity and simplicity. The attention given to their clients gives us great comfort about the reliability of the advice.’

Key clients

Accenture

Adoption Authority of Ireland

AIG

Align Technologies

Allied Irish Bank plc

An Post

Arnotts

Aviva

Baker Tilly Hughes Blake

BDO

Beazley

BNY Mellon Trust Company (Ireland) Limited

Breccia (part of the Parma group)

Brown Thomas

bwin.party

CarVal Investors

Chartered Accountants Ireland

Deloitte

Duff & Phelps

eBay

EY

FBD

Forever 21

Goldman Sachs

Grant Thornton

Gurnet Point Capital

IMRO – Irish Music Rights Organisation

JCDecaux

Just Eat

Kate Spade

Kenmare Resources

Employment Tier 1

Matheson's employment team advises on all aspects of employment law. As well as advising on the employment aspects of matters while working alongside the corporate team, it also handles stand-alone cases, where it acts for employers on issues including industrial action, harassment, and discrimination. Practice head Bryan Dunne is 'outstanding', while Russell Rochford is 'very good at cutting through the legal verbiage' and recently promoted partner Geraldine Carr is 'first class'. Niall Pelly, an experienced litigator, is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Bryan Dunne

Testimonials

‘The level of professionalism that we have observed with Matheson has been exceptional. Their competence in all areas of Human Resource Law has been so useful. They have advised us through some very difficult situations.’

‘Very approachable and exceptionally easy to work with. They take a sensible, commercial approach to legal issues.’

‘One of the things that has really surprised me in working with Matheson is the strength of their team as a whole. The Matheson team consistently exceeds my expectations. Their advice is well-informed and responsive, but also practical and business-oriented.’

‘Russell Rochford is very good at cutting through the legal verbiage and telling us what we actually need to know.’

‘We have always found Bryan Dunne outstanding. Understands the issues in play quickly and his advice is not just legally sound but pragmatic and rooted in business realities. We also find Russell Rochford and Geraldine Carr first class.’

‘We recently engaged Russell Rochford and the Matheson team for an extensive and complex business engagement in Dublin Ireland.  This engagement included Irish employment law consultation and application, tax advisory services, risk mitigation, and the unique and impactful role of the Matheson team engaging as the on-site human resource representative for us. Matheson services were highly professional, timely and thorough. This engagement was months in duration and include multiple deliverables to achieve the goals successfully. The project was a success through the partnership of Matheson. The  services provided by Matheson were above expectations and come with my highest personal recommendation.’ 

‘Russell has been our dedicated employment lawyer for the past 3 or so years although the relationship with Matheson’s goes back much further.  Russell is an excellent lawyer and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.  In terms of advice, Russell seeks to understand the business perspective and understands our complex reporting lines, roles and responsibilities here in our Dublin office. This knowledge has led him to be able to speak to our US leaders regarding employment issues in a knowledgeable and business friendly approach.’

Key clients

Accenture

Adobe

Aviva

BT Communications

Facebook

General Motors

Goldman Sachs

Huawai Technologies (Ireland)

L’Oreal

PepsiCo

Uber

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

With a 'very good understanding of clients' needs' and 'deep knowledge of the relevant markets', the team at Matheson has particular expertise advising on power purchase agreements (PPAs). In recent work, the group assisted Brookfield with the PPAs for its wind farm portfolio. Financing and development projects are other areas  of strength and the group recently assisted with the development of a large-scale battery energy storage system. Practice head Garret Farrelly led on regulatory advice to EirGrid and Soni on the Single Electricity Market project. Senior ssociate Elizabeth McCann is experienced in energy transactions, recently acting for Partners Group on its acquisition of Greenlink, the interconnector between Irish and UK electricity grids.

Practice head(s):

Garret Farrelly

Testimonials

‘Very proactive and practical advice.’

‘Good diversified team with deep knowledge of the relevant markets. Sub-teams for the sub-segments leads to very good results in time and in line with the agreed scope of work. Strong focus on client’s need and very good availability of all team members in charge. Key contact was Owen Collins, accompanied by Garret Farrelly as the partner in charge. Both did an excellent job and were always available (ie for calls) if needed. Very good in sparring with the counterparties’ lawyers.’

‘We use Matheson for the vast majority of our legal work. They are always available and have acted on our behalf for lots of transactions. They have a team of lawyers who have all got to know our business which means that our position is protected and there is always continuity. We rely heavily on their advice and guidance and they always ensure we are protecting our position and not just trying to get the deal done as quickly as possible. Also they helped us in several legal disputes which due to their guidance we got the desired outcome.  I trust the individuals in the firm 100% especially Garret Farrelly and Owen Collins who we have used a lot over the last two years. We used to use another firm and Matheson were our back up but over the last two years we have used them for all our legal work. They have really got to know our business and always ensure we are protecting our position whilst ensuring we achieve the desired commercial result. Also we had several disputes with counter-parties in the market which could have got very messy and straight away we enlisted the services of Matheson to help us and we were delighted with their representation. With continued growth of our business we have become more dependent on their expertise.’

‘Isla Stewart and Garret Farrelly: personalised service, very good understanding of clients’ needs and expectations. Very knowledgeable and sound advice. They actually care. They are confident without being overly exertive.’

Key clients

Air Liquide, SA

AMP Capital

Aviva Investors

Berkshire Hathaway

Bord na Mona

Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd

Brookfield Renewable Ireland Ltd

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A / S

Cenergise

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

Close Brothers

CNOOC Petroleum

Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Coillte

Credit Agricole

Crowley Carbon

DNB Bank ASA

Dragados / ACS

DZ Bank

Ecopower

EirGrid plc

EirGrid Interconnector DAC

ElectroRoute

EnerNOC

Export Development Canada

ExxonMobil

First Reserve (part of BlackRock)

First Quantum Minerals Ltd

Fred Olsen Renewables

Galetech Energy Ltd

General Electric Company

Hess LNG

Hamburg Commercial Bank (previously HSH Nordbank AG)

Indaver Ireland Ltd

ING Bank DiBa

Irving Oil

John Laing

John Sisk & Son Ltd / Sisk Group

KFW IPEX-Bank

Liffey Meats

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd

Naturgy Ltd

NFE Management LLC

NGET/SPT Upgrades Ltd (part of National Grid)

Partners Group (UK) Ltd

Platina Energy Partners

Rabobank

Ratio Petroleum Ltd

Saorgus Energy Ltd

Smart Wires, Inc

SmartestEnergy Ltd

Sodra Wood

Statkraft Ireland Ltd

Storm Management NV

TerraForm Power Inc

Tetra Communications Ireland

The Carbon and Energy Fund

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (a division of the Irish National Treasury Management Agency)

Tynagh Energy Ltd

Ulster Bank

Vermilion Energy, Inc

Warburg Pincus

Woodside Energy

Zenith Energy

EU and competition Tier 1

Noted for its 'strong reputation in competition law', Matheson advises on the full range of matters, including merger control (relating to Irish and global mergers), competition litigation, state aid and competition investigations, with particular strength in defending clients against allegations of abuse of dominance. The team acts for leading domestic and international clients from a range of sectors, especially TMT, financial services, food and beverages, energy and life sciences. The 'impressive' Helen Kelly leads the practice and is highly regarded for merger control, investigations, state aid and behavioural competition issues. Kate McKenna has expertise in the telecoms, financial and life sciences sectors and senior associate Ronan Scanlan has extensive experience in merger control investigations.

Practice head(s):

Helen Kelly

Testimonials

Very strong reputation in competition law. Irish and EU expertise and regulatory experience combines to make this a full-service antitrust offering.’

Helen Kelly remains very impressive – incisive, helpful and wonderfully responsive.

Senior associate Ronan Scanlan is very helpful and has good experience on which to draw to make sure advice is efficiently delivered.

Key clients

Abtran

AMP Capital Investors (Ireland)

Aramark

Arnotts

ASL Aviation

Boskalis

College Proteins

Commercial Mushrooms Producers Co-Operative Society (CMP)

Credit Suisse

daa plc

Disney

EirGrid

enet

Enterprise Ireland

Fexco

FitBit

Indaver

Independent News & Media

Irish Strategic Investment Fund

Irving Oil

Monaghan Mushrooms

National Broadband Ireland (formerly enet consortium)

National Treasury Management Agency

Newsbrands

Nicholl (Fuel Oils) Ltd

Nomad Foods

Payac

Phillip Morris

Information technology Tier 1

Noted for its 'commercial knowledge and great technical skill', Matheson has particular expertise in the financial services sector, advising financial institutions on technology transactions as well as acting for a number of fintech and payment services companies. The team also assists with systems implementation and integration, outsourcings and cloud-computing arrangements. 'Expert' practice head Anne-Marie Bohan has extensive experience acting for financial services clients; Chris Bollard, who divides his time between Dublin and San Francisco, has expertise in e-commerce; and Deirdre Kilroy specialises in non-contentious IP and IT law.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Marie Bohan

Testimonials

Matheson’s technology division are highly efficient and very approachable. They take a very practical approach to how they manage their engagements and leverage off the expertise of the wider financial services and banking team when considering impacts of legislation and new regulatory guidelines. Anne-Marie and her team have taken the time to deeply understand our business and business model.

Anne-Marie Bohan is an expert in the area of technology and privacy. As well as being widely recognised within the sector, Anne-Marie deeply understands the challenges facing our sector and where legislative and regulatory changes have impact on our operations. Anne-Marie is very knowledgeable in outsourcing and vendor negotiations, and her approachable style and flexibility assisted our company in expediting commercial agreements with multiple service providers in a very streamlined manner.

The Matheson IT team is the foremost in the jurisdiction.

Chris Bollard has superb judgement. He provides a Rolls-Royce service in relation to technology matters.

Commercial knowledge along with great technical skill

Chris Bollard is our go-to for all technology matters.

Key clients

Microsoft

An Post

Three Ireland

Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 1

Matheson's insolvency and restructuring practice, which provides 'strong, practical, commercial advice', has been kept busy handling a number of high-stakes cases in the space, particularly for international clients. The practice is advising on a number of examinerships and receiverships, and represented Breccia in contentious proceedings arising from a shareholder dispute. It is also active in cross-border matters, recently acting for two Hungarian companies in a contractual dispute with an Irish company related to services rendered in Belgium and Denmark. Practice head Tony O’Grady has 'unrivalled experience and respect in this field', while Brendan Colgan is 'extremely technically proficient and effective'. Julie Murphy-O’Connor is experienced in contentious insolvency matters.

Practice head(s):

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

Testimonials

‘They have great depth in their team and many resources to deal with difficult and challenging situations.’

‘The team I deal with in Matheson are very capable and professional. Most importantly, when the situation requires it, they are available at short notice to participate on calls, meetings etc. where appropriate.’

‘The Matheson team provide strong, practical, and commercial advice in the area of insolvency and corporate restructuring with a strong team skilled in all areas. Matheson is accessible and approachable with complex queries and provide senior leadership support to their clients.’

‘We have used Matheson’s insolvency team for many years and we have been consistently impressed with their commerciality, service and professionalism. Clearly expert in the legal field they also bring real practically and tactical nous to every piece of advice.’

‘The Matheson team act in a very collegiate manner, which results in a collaborative approach between individuals and teams within the firm and provides a very positive experience to me as a client.’

‘We deal with Brendan Colgan and Tony O’Grady. Brendan is extremely technically proficient and effective, whilst Tony has unrivalled experience and respect in this field.’

‘Matheson’s insolvency and corporate restructuring team are approachable and deliver excellent customer service in their engagements. Senior associates and partners are always available to deal with client queries and provide strong and reliable advice throughout engagements.’

‘Brendan Colgan is my main point of contact at Matheson. He has got an unbelievable work ethic and is very practical in his approach. His ability to remember specific detail on complex litigation is impressive.’

Key clients

PricewaterhouseCoopers

EY

KPMG

Deloitte

Grant Thornton

BDO

Duff & Phelps

Mazars

Baker Tilly Hugh Blake

RSM

Smith Williamson Freaney

Insurance Tier 1

Matheson's dedicated insurance law practice covers the spectrum of work in the space, handling contentious and non-contentious issues. The firm handled complex and long-running cases including Aviva's claim against the Electricity Supply Board related to the November 2009 floods in Cork City, as well as acting for Allied Irish Bank in insurance proceedings arising from fraudulent trading in its US subsidiaryThe 'highly efficient' April McClements leads the disputes team and Darren Maher heads the corporate insurance team, which also includes Gráinne Callanan. Sharon Daly relocated to the firm's London office.

Practice head(s):

April McClements; Darren Maher

Testimonials

‘Highly experienced with technical brillance. Deliver when they say they will with great results.’

‘Senior Associate Laura Pelly was exceptional. Sharp, user friendly, efficient and knowledgeable.’

‘April McClements very quickly becomes a technical expert in areas under litigation. She is a highly efficient lawyer.

Key clients

AIB

Aviva

AIG

Kenmare Resources

Utmost

Marsh

FM Global

Travelers

Beazley

Intellectual property Tier 1

Led by the 'very knowledgable' Deirdre Kilroy, Matheson's IP practice provides 'pragmatic, commercial advice' and advises on trade marks, copyrights, and patents. The IP team forms a part of its broader technology and innovation team. In addition to its non-contentious advisory work, the firm also handles contentious matters for multinational clients, including Irish proceedings relating to a high-profile copyright infringement case against Sony Music Entertainment, involving the band One Direction.

Practice head(s):

Deirdre Kilroy

Testimonials

‘I used Matheson for a cross-border deal involving certain complex intellectual property issues and contractual rights. They were down-to-earth pragmatic and came up with a number of potential solutions to solve the issue.’

‘My experience with them is in the trademark area. They have absolute command of the substance of the trademark laws and also important insights on how Brexit will affect certain Ireland-related trademark matters.’

‘They provide pragmatic, commercial advice that is specific to our sector.’

‘Deirdre Kilroy — very knowledgeable, sound commercial judgement, responsive to clients and effective in handling difficult opposing counsel.’

‘Chris Bollard is a leader in data protection and IT. He is the “go-to” guy on GDPR. His approach is without fail focused yet flexible. Chris always provides pragmatic, commercially and legally sound advice on GDPR.’

Key clients

Norwegian x NBA

IMRO

Guaranteed Irish

Sony Music Entertainment

Investment funds Tier 1

Matheson's 'excellent' team counts numerous Irish-domiciled funds among its clients, as well as major global promoters and asset managers, and boutique and start-up fund managers. The practice advises on all aspects of Irish UCITS and AIF structures, and has recently seen an increase in work assisting with the establishment and authorisation of new management companies in Ireland. Tara Doyle, who is noted for her 'fantastic ability to think practically', heads the practice; Dualta Counihan has 'a wealth of experience in the sector'; Shay Lydon has been active advising clients on their Brexit contingency plans;  Philip Lovegrove has expertise in the ETF space; and Michelle Ridge has experience advising on the establishment of loan origination structures. Among the firm's junior partners, Donal O’Byrne stands out for his ‘money market fund specialisation’, while Barry O’Connor’s experience includes advising on the authorisation of Europe’s first AIFM. ‘Rising star’ senior associate Catriona Cole is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Tara Doyle

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The two-engagement partner structure means we can rely on obtaining senior-level advice on urgent issues arising on a timely basis, as well as facilitated access to Matheson’s advisers in a wide range of related practice areas, as necessary.

Barry O’Connor provides practical, solutions-focused advice and is very responsive. His thorough and up-to-date understanding of current Irish law and regulations and industry practice is impressive and reassuring to clients. Barry excelled in assisting us with the complex implementation of the EU Money Market Fund Regulation earlier this year.

There is good communication between different practice areas.

The level of knowledge amongst staff below partner level is very good.

Shay Lydon stands out for his knowledge of AIF structuring, facilitating interaction with the Central Bank of Ireland, and responsiveness to emails and calls.

Associate Eunan Hession is incredibly diligent and responsive.

Shay Lydon is passionate and involved in both the detail and the bigger picture, with both a commercial and regulatory understanding of the matters.

Donal O’Byrne stands out for his money market fund specialisation.

The extent of the partnership mentality of this team is unique. They actively partner with us on our goals holistically and they manifestly partner with all relevant component teams within Matheson to deliver us a comprehensive services. The breadth of their experience and depth of their bench is also special.

Dualta Counihan is technical par excellence. If you need to get right into the weeds on complex issues and come out quickly with a pragmatic and robust solution, Dualta Counihan is the right person to talk to.

Associate Catriona Cole is a rising star. Her active file management and the pragmatic application of her varied experience and competence yield effective results.

Matheson has been a key partner to us. They provide a holistic offering of professional services and we value them for their pragmatic solutions and on-point legal advice.’

Tara Doyle stands out for her key industry leadership and influencing style.

Michelle Ridge is key partner for funds and knowledge of our business.

Excellent team, they work well seamlessly and are always responsive.

Dualta Counihan is very knowledgable and a safe pair of hands, having a wealth of experience in the sector.

Strong teamwork, co-ordinated approach and responsive. In-depth market knowledge.

Shay Lydon is very knowledgeable and responsive. Strong client relationship management.

Donal O’Byrne never stops until he gets the right answer.’

Tara Doyle has the deepest knowledge I have ever come across and a fantastic ability to think practically.

Deep bench of high-quality partners covering all aspects of the Irish investment funds space, backed up with broader team resources.

Advice is excellent and accurate legally but also practical and commercial.

Oisin McClenaghan provides consistently solid practical legal advice and is available at short notice.

Key clients

Rockefeller & Co LLC

Goldman Sachs

JPMorgan

BlackRock

White Oak

Funding Circle

Hermes Investment Management

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Krane Funds Advisors, LLC

Man Group plc

Invesco

Pacific Capital Partners Limited

State Street Global Advisors Limited

Morgan Stanley

Neuberger Berman Europe Limited

Beechbrook Capital

Media and entertainment Tier 1

Matheson is noted for its expertise in defamation litigation and film and TV production and financing. The team also advises on competition, regulatory and freedom of information issues connected to broadcasting; animation projects; and music licensing. Clients include a wide range of domestic and international media companies and other corporates, film and TV producers and financiers, and regulatory and statutory bodies. Ruth Hunter, who has significant experience in film financing, including advising on pan-European production deals, leads the practice alongside defamation and privacy law specialist Michael Byrne.

Practice head(s):

Ruth Hunter; Michael Byrne

Key clients

RTÉ

Sky

Irish Music Rights Organisation

Independent News & Media

News UK and Ireland (Sun Bet)

Pensions and employee benefits Tier 1

Matheson's pension team is 'well-resourced, expert and competent'. The firm particularly works with trustees, and advises on cross-border work, including cross-border IORPs. In recent work, the group handled the large-scale restructuring of two defined benefit schemes for a major retailer. Practice head Deirdre Cummins has experience of both contentious and non-contentious pension work. Senior associate Jane McKeever advised the trustees of defined benefit schemes on a number of complex matters, including the appointment of administrators to a scheme's sponsoring employer. Brian Buggy retired.

Practice head(s):

Deirdre Cummins

Testimonials

‘Good knowledge of legal aspects of Irish pensions and good response times.’

‘The team is well-resourced, expert and competent. Very accessible individuals and easy to get on with.’

Key clients

Trustees of the Danske Bank (Ireland) Pension Scheme

Trustees of the Electricity Supply Board Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Schemes

Planning and environment Tier 1

Led by the 'truly exceptional' Nicola Dunleavy, the planning and environment team at Matheson has been described by clients as 'preeminent' in its work, 'with committed advisers providing expertise geared to obtaining positive commercial outcomes'. Dunleavy, senior associate Ruadhán Kenny, the 'efficient' Maria Kennedy and 'very capable' senior associate Isla Stewart work for a variety of high-profile clients across the real estate, construction, pharmaceuticals, food, drink and transport sectors. The team is also widely recognised as a key name in the market for environmental and planning due diligence, as well as a large M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Nicola Dunleavy

Testimonials

‘A pre-eminent practice in the area of planning and environmental law, with committed advisers providing expertise geared to obtaining positive commercial outcomes.’

‘Matheson offer high-quality environmental advice and can be relied on to deliver when needed.’

‘The team we deal with are always well briefed and on the same page. There is simply an excellent level of professionalism.’

‘Nicola Dunleavey is amazing to work with, she is on the ball at all times and works very well with clients to deliver what they need.’

‘Maria Kennedy is one of the leading environmental lawyers in Ireland and her advice is always precise and sound. She is able to turn work around in an very efficient manner. Isla Stewart is very capable and has a particularly useful industry background, which is very helpful in advising clients on energy matters. She comes recommended.’ 

‘Nicola Dunleavy is truly exceptional, head and shoulders above her competitors. She is an excellent lawyer and offers hugely practical and informed advice to her clients. She is enormously hard working and gets the best out of a dedicated team who all do their best for her.’

Projects and PPP Tier 1

Matheson's strength in financial matters enables it to advise clients on the financing, acquisition, and sale of assets linked to projects and PPP. Furthermore, the practice is experienced in advising clients on delivering infrastructure projects across areas as varied as broadband, renewable energy, and real estate. The practice is headed by Garret Farrelly, who specialises in the financing of energy projects. Rhona Henry heads the firm's construction and engineering team and is also active in projects work and Nicola Dunleavy heads the environmental and planning group. Peter O’Brien left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Garret Farrelly

Testimonials

‘I have worked closely with both the construction and real estate teams over the last year and have always been impressed with the professional approach taken, the attention to detail and the speed at which documents are turned around.’

‘A number of people have stood out across the teams, primarily Sally Anne Stone and Rhona Henry. These particular individuals along with their respective teams, particularly Eva Baumgart and Laura James have been incredibly supportive and proactive on our project.’

Key clients

Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras

CLH Aviación

Deutsche Bank

Hines

Oxley Holdings

Ballymore Group

Coillte

GE Energy

Public sector Tier 1

With state agencies and semi-state bodies, government departments and utilities among its clients, Matheson has expertise across a range of areas in the public sector, including procurement, freedom of information, energy and infrastructure, and environment and planning law. It has also acted for public sector clients in investigations, judicial reviews and statutory appeals. Garret Farrelly specialises in energy projects; Nicola Dunleavy handles regulatory disputes in the public sector, as well as environmental and planning matters; Helen Kelly advises on state aid and procurement; Michael Byrne has extensive experience acting for public sector and semi-state bodies in litigation; and senior associate Aoiffe Moran has particular expertise in freedom of information law.

Practice head(s):

Garret Farrelly; Nicola Dunleavy; Helen Kelly; Michael Byrne

Key clients

Adoption Authority of Ireland

Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland

Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board

Courts Service of Ireland

Department of Finance

Eirgrid plc

EirGrid Interconnector

Residential Tenancies Board

Commission for Public Service Appointments

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Three Ireland

Department of Health

Louth County Council

ISIF

Mayo County Council

General Electric

Galway Harbour Company

Sport Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

Real estate Tier 1

The commercial real estate team at Matheson's Dublin practice has acted on many of the largest, most high-profile and significant property transactions that have occurred in the country over the last few years. The experienced Brain Doran leads the team and is particularly sought after for the most complex and sophisticated deals in the market. The group has notable expertise advising international and Irish institutional and private equity investors on real estate assets and real estate-backed loans. Leonie Dunne, Sally Anne Stone and Peter McKeever are other key names. The group was further bolstered in 2019 by the promotion of Niamh Maher to the partnership. Senior associate Rachel Ward is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Brian Doran

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Excellent service levels and very responsive.

The team is responsive to client needs and works quickly and efficiently to find solutions.

They have a unique and innate understanding of our business and they know what key drivers are fundamental to our real estate needs.

The real estate team is exactly that, they act as a team. As a result, the client’s requirements are fully met. If people are unavailable, there is never a need to chase others.

They are very focused on the client. Senior leaders are available to discuss any matters that arise.

Peter McKeever – very knowledgeable and experienced solicitor- breaks down complex issues to simple speak.

Sally Anne Stone is exceptional, a strong negotiator, solution focussed and very commercial.

Sally Anne Stone stands out as a partner who is knowledgeable, reactive and able to apply her knowledge to quickly progress a project.

For me the key differentiator with Matheson’s real estate and construction team is their breath and depth of experience.

Sally Anne Stone has exceptional attention to detail and is very strong in acting for occupiers.

They have great experience and knowledge of the real estate arena, they are always on hand to take calls and advise.

Key clients

Park Developments Group

Ballymore Group

Oxley Holdings

U + I Group plc

Google

Amazon

Glenveagh Properties PLC

La Francaise Forum Real

Estate Partners

Danske Bank Group

Bank of New York Mellon

Hines

Selfridges

RaboBank

United Healthcare Group

Xerox

Irving Oil

PepsiCo

AIB

Aviva

Oaktree

Roundhill

DWS

HP Inc

HubSpot

Trinity College Dublin

Macquaire Principal Finance

Blackrock

Tax Tier 1

With an 'outstanding knowledge of the area', Matheson handles the full range of contentious and advisory tax matters. The team has particular expertise in advising multinational clients on reorganisations and restructurings, including IP onshoring; assisting with the tax aspects of high-profile real estate developments; Brexit planning; and transfer pricing, including transfer pricing audits and state aid matters. The practice also handles tax disputes. John Ryan focuses on corporate tax; Turlough Galvin specialises in advising international clients; Joe Duffy has particular expertise in tax controversy; Shane Hogan has experience in inward investment projects and cross-border tax planning; the 'exceptional' Gerry Thornton focuses on the financial services sector; and Catherine O’Meara has a strong multinational client base. The team was strengthened further at partner level by the arrival of Anne Harvey from William Fry and the promotions of Brian DoohanVahan Tchrakian and Philip Tully.

Practice head(s):

John Ryan; Paraic Madigan

Testimonials

The team are extremely approachable. They take the time to make sure we understand the basics as well as the more complicated tax planning. They know the history of our business intimately.

Even when they have been working long hours on particular projects, they are always courteous and ensure that they come back with an answer within the agreed timeframe.

The Matheson team have an outstanding knowledge of their area. Whilst being an exceptional law firm they have a real appreciation and understanding of commercial realities.

Gerry Thornton is simply exceptional and outstanding. His knowledge and the sound advice he provides is second to none. Gerry and his team provide a first-class service.

Strength in depth.

Kevin Smith is technically superb but has the ability to distil matters down to their essence.

Joe Duffy is a smart professional keen to meet with the client’s needs.

The commitment, knowledge and personality of this team is unique. I honestly believe you wouldn’t find a better tax team anywhere. Their knowledge is unending.

Aidan Fahy’s knowledge of all tax matters is unequalled in my view. He has a unique ability to not only motivate his own team when working on a project, but also the client.

‘Senior associate Audrey Kean’s attention to detail, approachability and subtle approach to navigating difficult conversations and problems is something to behold.

Key clients

Ballymore

Horizon Pharma plc

Nuance Communications

Oxley Holdings

Steris plc

Telecoms Tier 1

The 'knowledgeable, responsive and efficient' team at Matheson counts leading companies in the fixed, mobile and broadcasting telecoms markets among its clients. The team advises on corporate transactions in the sector, including mergers and disposals; consumer law issues; large-scale telecoms projects; litigation, including defending clients in regulatory enforcement actions and regulatory investigations; and competition matters such as merger control. The 'practical, hardworking, thoughtful and strategic' Helen Kelly leads the practice and has extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, competition, and EU and Irish telecoms regulation. Kate McKenna is noted for her regulatory expertise.

Practice head(s):

Helen Kelly

Testimonials

Matheson are very experienced in dealing with the regulator in Ireland and know their way around the applicable legislation. They have a very practical approach, and you always feel that they add value through strategic and tactical advice.

Helen Kelly is excellent – very practical, hardworking, thoughtful and strategic.

Associate Simon Shinkwin knows the sector and its legislation very well, and is also a strategic adviser in this area.

Knowledgeable, responsive and efficient

Helen Kelly and her team take exceptional care and attention to understand our business.

Helen Kelly is an incredibly effective communicator, simplifying complex issues for non-lawyers and quickly getting to the heart of any matter. Helen is also a formidable negotiator. You really want her in your corner in a dispute.

The team are very adaptive and good at anticipating issues ahead of time.

Helen Kelly has energy in spades and thinks strategically and holistically about a client’s needs. She is ably assisted by Kate McKenna and associates Simon Shinkwin and Ronan Scanlan.

Key clients

Three

Sky UK/Sky plc/Sky Ireland

National Broadband Ireland

Microsoft

AMP Capital

Enet

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Cisco

Twitter

Asset finance Tier 2

Matheson has particular expertise in aviation finance, but also advises on shipping, rail, agricultural equipment and commercial vehicle assets. The team's experience covers high-profile portfolio financings and refinancings, leasing transactions, aviation sector M&A, and the use of aircraft trusts, with clients including major aircraft leasing companies, airlines, export credit agencies and investment banks. The 'proactive and responsive' Rory McPhillips jointly heads the team with Stuart Kennedy, who has significant experience in structured finance and ABS transactions. Recently promoted partner Yvonne McWeeney is noted for her advice on the Cape Town Convention. The team also draws on the firm's expertise in aviation taxation.

Practice head(s):

Rory McPhillips; Stuart Kennedy

Testimonials

Rory McPhillips is highly responsive and provides commercially savvy advice.

Matheson provides timely and excellent consultation. It is our go-to firm for complex transactions involving our Irish subsidiaries.

They stand out for their industry knowledge and experience, ability to deliver high-quality services within tight deadlines, and responsiveness to the client’s needs and timelines.

Rory McPhillips is extremely professional, proactive and responsive, and ensures delivery of high-quality services within short timescales.

Very approachable and clear with instruction. In the Irish market with respect to advice on loan agency roles, we would consider them our preferred choice.

Rory McPhillips certainly stands out for his knowledge, commerciality and ability to be responsive to issues as they develop throughout a transaction.’

The team takes time to understand our business and gives valuable, tailored, proactive advice and insight into Irish legal and regulatory matters, which is invaluable when operating in Ireland from the UK. Solid and dependable delivery of advice.

Key clients

Aviareto Limited

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

Norwegian Air International Limited

Export Development Canada

Deutsche Bank

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Matheson is particularly active in medical negligence litigation, as well as handling product liability claims. The team also advises on regulatory and statutory investigations and the healthcare law aspects of corporate transactions. In addition to a number of professional indemnity bodies, clients include pharmaceutical companies, healthcare organisations, private hospitals and healthcare providers, and medical practitioners. Practice head Rebecca Ryan specialises in litigation in the healthcare sector, including medical negligence claims, and in professional disciplinary hearings and inquests. Michael Finn departed for Pinsent Masons LLP and Tom Hayes left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Rebecca Ryan

Transport Tier 2

Matheson's cross-departmental transport group handles contentious and non-contentious matters. Rory McPhillips and Stuart Kennedy specialise in aviation transaction and leasing, representing a several leading international aircraft and aircraft engine financing and leasing companies, as well as several domestic and international airlines. In the infrastructure space, Garret Farrelly handles all aspects of transportation with a special focus on project financing for energy and infrastructure projects. Yvonne McWeeney was promoted to partner in January 2019.

Practice head(s):

Rory McPhillips; Stuart Kennedy; Yvonne McWeeney; Nicola Dunleavy; Garret Farrelly; Peter O’Brien; Maria Kennedy; Rhona Henry; Turlough Galvin; Gerry Thornton; Kevin Smith

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Gardiner;

White-collar crime Tier 2

Matheson's 'solutions-driven and efficient' team has expertise in defending clients against fraud, bribery and corruption claims; handling significant regulatory investigations; and advising on regulatory breaches. The team also advises corporate clients on their reporting obligations, dawn raids and managing information requests, and internal investigations. Claire McLoughlin, who specialises in large-scale litigation, particularly involving financial services and technology disputes, and Karen Reynolds, who has extensive expertise advising clients in regulated sectors on inspections, investigations and enforcement actions, lead the practice. The team was strengthened by the arrival of senior associate Ciara Dunny, who acts for domestic and international clients, particularly in the financial services sector, from Addleshaw Goddard in London.

Practice head(s):

Claire McLoughlin; Karen Reynolds

Testimonials

Matheson are solutions driven and efficient.

Matheson are familiar with all aspects of case law and attentive to the client’s needs. They have very skilled legal practitioners who provide clients with an efficient and effective range of options that focus on combining the optimum legal and business solutions possible.

Key clients

Breccia (part of the Parma Group)

Chartered Accountants Ireland

State Street

Established in 1825 in Dublin, Ireland and with offices in Cork, London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco, more than 700 people work across Matheson’s six offices, including 96 partners and tax principals and over 470 legal and tax 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, 6 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. Our expertise is spread across more than 30 practice groups, including Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate, International Business, Mergers and Acquisitions, Technology and Innovation, 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. At Matheson, we have always been committed to having a strong presence where our clients are located. We were the first European law firm to establish a presence in Silicon Valley (in 1996) and, together with our offices in New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco, our six partner-led offices demonstrate our commitment to client service and responsiveness to the needs of our clients – wherever they are located. Our standards of client care have been built on the implementation of a clear client-focused strategy; a commitment to legal excellence; and the calibre of our legal and business support professionals. Our core values of partnership, respect, innovation, diversity and entrepreneurship characterise our collective dynamic as a firm, and push us to achieve the highest standards as legal professionals and advisers to our clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Asset and aviation finance Chris Quinn
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 Peter O'Brien
Banking Alma Campion
Banking Donal O'Donovan
Banking David O'Mahony
Banking Michael Hastings
Capital markets Turlough Galvin
Capital markets Christian Donagh
Capital markets George Brady
Capital markets Tim Scanlon
Capital markets Alan Keating
Commercial litigation and dispute resolution Tom Hayes
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 Claire Mcloughlin
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
Commercial real estate Peter McKeever
Corporate/M&A Patrick Spicer
Corporate/M&A Fergus Bolster
Corporate/M&A George Brady
Corporate/M&A Tim Scanlon
Corporate/M&A Brian McCloskey
Corporate/M&A Madeline McDonnell
Corporate/M&A Ciaran Healy
Corporate/M&A Padraic Roche
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 Helen Kelly
EU, competition and regulatory Kate McKenna
Employment, pensions and benefits Brian Buggy
Employment, pensions and benefits Bryan Dunne
Employment, pensions and benefits Deirdre Cummins
Employment, pensions and benefits Jane McKeever
Employment, pensions and benefits Niall Pelly
Employment, pensions and benefits Russell Rochford
Employment, pensions and benefits Geraldine Carr
Financial institutions Tim Scanlon
Financial institutions Joe Beashel
Financial institutions Grainne Callanan
Financial institutions Darren Maher
FinTech Anne-Marie Bohan
FinTech Michael Jackson
FinTech Tim Scanlon
FinTech Joe Beashel
Food and beverage Michael Finn
Food and beverage Helen Kelly
Food and beverage Patrick Spicer
Healthcare Tom Hayes
Healthcare Rebecca Ryan
Healthcare Michael Finn
Insurance Sharon Daly
Insurance Darren Maher
Insurance April McClements
Intellectual property Sharon Daly
Intellectual property Michael Finn
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 Michael Finn
Life sciences Robert O'Shea
Life sciences Tom Hayes
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 client Paraic Madigan
Private equity George Brady
Private equity Tim Scanlon
Projects, energy and construction Peter O'Brien
Projects, energy and construction Rhona Henry
Projects, energy and construction Garret Farrelly
Regulatory and investigations Claire McLoughlin
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 Greg Lockhart
Tax Catherine O'Meara
Tax Matthew Broadstock
Tax Vahan Tchrakian
Tax Kevin Smith
Tax Brian Doohan
Tax Barry McGettrick
Technology innovation Anne-Marie Bohan
Technology innovation Chris Bollard
Technology innovation Deirdre Kilroy
Telecommunications Helen Kelly
Telecommunications Kate McKenna
VAT and indirect taxes Greg Lockhart
Number of legal and tax professionals : 470
Number of employees : 700+
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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