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Matheson

70 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
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Work +353 1 232 2000
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Sharon Daly

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Work +353 1 232 2119
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Matheson

Work Department

Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation Insurance team

Position

Sharon Daly heads the Commercial Litigation Insurance team which is described by Legal 500 as "second to none" with Sharon being personally commended for her ability to respond creatively to complex issues.

Sharon and her team have been involved in some of the most significant commercial litigation before the Irish courts in the last ten years, including defending a major financial institution in a multi-billion, multi-jurisdictional dispute arising from investment in Bernard L. Madoff’s business.  Sharon also acted for insurers in the largest property damage dispute to come before the Irish courts in relation to the liability of hydro-electrical dams and flood damage arising therefrom.

Sharon and her team advise a wide range of clients on insurance issues including policy wordings, coverage, policy disputes, defence of large complex claims and subrogated recovery actions.

Sharon is the Co-Chair of the International Bar Association Insurance Committee for 2018-2020 and has actively sought to use this committee to bring together leaders in the insurance industry to address the challenges in the industry globally.

As a member of Matheson’s Brexit Advisory Group and a council member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Sharon is working with Government and other key stakeholders to encourage UK-based multinationals to relocate to Dublin in order to facilitate the growth of Dublin as a leading global business centre, building on Brexit and beyond.

Education

University College Dublin (BA in Commerce)


Ireland

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Sharon Daly - Matheson

Within: Dispute resolution

The members of Matheson's team 'engage thoroughly with the subject at hand and are anxious to move the matter forward: they are decision makers'. Clients range from financial institutions and property developers to insurance companies and large multinationals. Tom Hayes heads the team; Sharon Daly and April McClements 'use a common-sense approach to solving any issues and are open to finding novel solutions'; and Nicola Dunleavy is another key contact. Highlights included acting for a financial institution in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation arising from the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme fraud.

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Insurance

Within: Leading individuals

Sharon Daly - Matheson

Within: Insurance

Matheson is valued for its ‘depth of knowledge and experience in all issues affecting the insurance business’. In the insurance disputes area, Sharon Daly, who is an ‘exceptional operator’ and regarded as ‘a leading coverage practitioner in Ireland’, is acting for AIB in a high-value coverage dispute. April McClements is the other key insurance litigator. The ‘dedicated’ Darren Maher and ‘excellent to work with’ Gráinne Callanan, who was promoted to partner in January 2019, lead the way on non-contentious matters, acting for the likes of Aviva and Monument Assurance.

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Ireland: Insurance & Reinsurance

March 2018. By Sharon Daly, Partner

This country-specific Q&A gives a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of insurance & reinsurance law in Ireland . It addresses topics such as  contract regulation, licensing, penalties, policyholder protection, alternative dispute resolutio n as well as personal insight and opinion as to the future of the insurance market over the next five years. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Insurance & Reinsurance. [Continue Reading]

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