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Partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group


Darren Maher is a partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Matheson. He has advised a wide range of leading domestic and international financial institutions on all aspects of financial services law and regulation including establishment and authorisation, development and distribution of products, compliance, corporate governance and re-organisations including cross-border mergers, schemes of arrangement, portfolio transfers and mergers and acquisitions.

Darren is a member of the firm’s Brexit Advisory Group and is advising a significant number of the world’s leading financial services firms on their plans to establish a regulated subsidiary in Ireland in order to maintain access to the EU single market following the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU.

Darren frequently publishes articles in financial services publications and is co-author of Law Business Research’s Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review, and co-contributor to ICLG’s Guide to Insurance and Reinsurance.

Darren lectures at the Law Society of Ireland and the Insurance Institute of Ireland.


University College Dublin and DePaul College of Law, US (BCL International)

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Insurance

(Hall of Fame)

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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 efficientApril 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.