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The primary focus of Matheson is to serve
the Irish legal needs of international companies
and financial institutions doing business in and
through Ireland. Our clients include 27 of the
world’s 50 largest banks and more than half
of the Fortune 100 companies. We are
headquartered in Dublin and also have offices
in London, New York and Palo Alto. More than
600 people work across our four offices,
including 75 partners and tax principals and
over 350 legal and tax professionals.
Main areas of practice
Asset management
The leading Irish asset management and
investment funds department, the group
advises many of the world’s leading banks,
asset management firms, prime brokers,
administrators and custodians on the provision
of investment services in Europe and on the
contractual and regulatory requirements in
establishing and listing Irish domiciled funds.
Banking and finance
This group advises on the full range of
domestic and international banking
transactions, including restructurings and
workouts, syndicated lending, property and
acquisition finance, and project finance. It
also has particular expertise in asset and
structured finance.
Commercial litigation
The largest commercial litigation group in
Ireland, this department comprises over 100
professionals. The group is at the forefront of
the key Commercial Court cases taking place
in Ireland, and represents a mix of international
and domestic clients.
Corporate finance and commercial
One of Ireland’s largest corporate departments,
the group advises on the full range of domestic
and international corporate transactions, from
mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures,
restructurings and initial public offerings to
private equity and venture capital transactions.
Employment, pensions and benefits
The group provides legal advice on all aspects
of the employment relationship, including
pension schemes and employee benefits
on both Irish and European legislation.
EU, competition and regulatory
This highly regarded group advises on all
aspects of EU, competition and regulatory
matters, including merger control, cartel and
dominance cases, state aid and public
procurement law.
Financial institutions
Focused exclusively on advising financial
institutions, this group provides international
and domestic clients with expertise in corporate,
insurance and financial regulation law.
Insolvency and corporate restructuring
The group provides advice on all contentious
and non-contentious insolvency matters and
has advised on some of the most significant
domestic and cross-border insolvencies
involving Irish companies.
As one of Ireland’s leading insurance law
practices, this group advises insurance and
reinsurance companies, intermediaries and
captive managers active in Ireland.
Intellectual property
This group represents a diverse domestic and
international client base in both contentious
and commercial IP matters, and advises on
IP issues in many of the largest corporate
transactions taking place in Ireland.
International business
This group advises overseas companies on
the legal and tax aspects of establishing
operations in Ireland. Clients include some of
the world’s largest multinational corporations.
Life sciences
The life sciences group advises
pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical
technology and healthcare companies, with
specialist members drawn from across the firm.
Projects, energy and construction
Comprising a team of dedicated lawyers with
Client Choice – International 2013