Mr Padraic Roche > Matheson > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

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Partner, Corporate Department


Padraic Roche is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses on advising both public and private companies on a range of corporate law issues, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, corporate restructuring and corporate governance, with a particular focus on financial institutions and companies in the life sciences industry.

Padraic joined Matheson after serving for three years as general counsel and company secretary of Malin Corporation plc, an internationally-focused life sciences investment company listed on the ESM of the Irish Stock Exchange. Prior to his role in Malin, Padraic served as head of legal in Ireland for Mercer, a leading global consulting firm, and as EMEA legal counsel for Xilinx, a NASDAQ listed technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley. Padraic also previously worked in another major Irish law firm for over six years.

From his time as a senior in-house lawyer, Padraic gained deep understanding of the challenges faced by companies and their in-house legal teams and developed extensive experience across multiple areas including public markets, private company investments, group structuring, risk management, project execution, management of external counsel and corporate governance.

Padraic holds a first class honours degree in Corporate Law from NUI, Galway and he completed an MSc in Business (Leadership and Management Practice) in UCD in 2018.