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Matheson - Our history

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2016

  • Tara Doyle is appointed Head of the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group.

2015

  • Our Asset Management and Investment Funds Group is ranked as Ireland's leading practice by assets under management as at 30 June 2015 for the fifth year in a row by Monterey Insight Ireland Fund Report 2015.
  • We win two awards in Finance Dublin’s Deals of the Year Awards 2015. The awards were given for transactions led by our Banking and Financial Institutions Groups.
  • We win "European Law Firm of the Year 2015" at the Hedge Fund Journal Awards.
  • We are named Irish Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year by the International Tax Review.
  • We are ranked as one of the Financial Times' top 10 most innovative law firms in Europe in 2015.
  • Michael Jackson is elected new Managing Partner for a four year term commencing on 1 January 2016.

 

2014

  • We are ranked as Ireland’s number one funds practice for the fourth consecutive year. Monterey Insight’s 2014 Ireland Fund Survey has revealed that we were acting for 28% of Irish domiciled investment funds by assets under management as at 30 June 2014.
  • We win five awards in Finance Dublin's Deals of the Year Awards 2014.
  • We have been ranked amongst the Financial Times’ 50 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe for the third consecutive year.
  • We are named the Best AIFMD Law Firm in Europe 2014 by Wealth & Finance International.
  • We win the “Law Firm of the Year” award at the 2014 Irish Pensions Awards.

2013

  • Hundreds of children visit Matheson HQ for the launch of Dublin’s Festival of Curiosity, part of the Matheson Giving Programme. 
  • We are named 'Irish Tax Firm of the Year' by the International Tax Review. The firm was chosen from a shortlist, which included the country’s largest law and accounting firms.
  • We win the Client Choice award for Ireland 2013 (International Law Office) for the eighth time.
  • We launch the first mobile app of its kind in Ireland, allowing our clients to access information about the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

2012

  • Matheson Ormsby Prentice changes its name to Matheson, announcing the rebrand as an exciting milestone for the firm.
  • We are named Ireland's most innovative firm in finance law and corporate strategy in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers report
  • We win the Loans and Financing Deal of the Year award (Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards) for advising Rabobank on Ireland's first Reverse Invoice Discounting (RID) facility.
  • The firm commissions a report “Investing in Ireland – A survey of foreign direct investors”, published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, which examines the key factors that bring foreign investment to Ireland and the main challenges in attracting it.
  • Head of NASA, astronaut Charles Bolden, visits the firm as part of the Dublin City of Science Festival 2012.
  • We win the Client Choice award for Ireland 2012 (International Law Office) for the seventh time. We were the first Irish Law firm to receive the “Client Choice” award for Ireland in 2005.

 

2011

  • We are named European Advisor of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards.
  • We win the M&A (Plc) Deal of the Year Award (Finance Dublin and Finance Magazine Deals of the Year Awards) for State Street’s takeover of Bank of Ireland Asset Management.
  • The firm publishes its FDI Index, which surveyed 250 top Irish American business leaders in the US and investigated their perceptions of Ireland as a place to invest, their attitudes towards foreign direct investment and the factors affecting it.
  • We now act for almost 28% of Irish domiciled funds by net asset value, making us the market leader in this regard (Lipper/Fitzrovia).
  • We announce an expansion of our international offices in London and the US, representing a major investment in the services we provide to our international clients.
  • The firm wins the Overall National Training Award at the the Irish Institute of Training and Development's National Training Awards. The firm also wins awards in the Best Graduate Workplace Programme and Best Legal and Financial Firm categories.
  • We are the first Irish law firm to launch a SmartPhone App of Legal Jargon for law students.
  • We win the Client Choice Award (International Law Office) for the sixth time.
  • We are named Irish Law Firm of the Year (The Lawyer European Awards 2011) for the second year in a row.
  • 2010 The firm tops the M&A league tables published by three leading international M&A intelligence agencies. We advised on more M&A transactions in the Irish market during 2010 than any other law firm according to MergerMarket, Thomson Reuters and Experian Corpfin.
  • 2010 We receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Irish Institute of Training and Development National Training Awards.
  • 2010 We win Irish Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards.
  • 2010 We win the Client Choice Award (International Law Office) for the fifth time.
  • 2009 The firm wins Irish Law Firm of the Year, Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence.
  • 2009 We advise on more Irish M&A transactions than any other law firm in 2009. According to MergerMarket, the firm advised on 30% more Irish M&A deals in 2009 than any other law firm.
  • 2009 The firm is recognised as one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Ireland, and the only law firm to be recognised for three years running.
  • 2008 We are named top law firm in Ireland for advising issuers in debt capital market transactions, Thomson Reuters.
  • 2008 The firm receives the Outstanding Achievement Award, Irish Institute of Training and Development National Training Awards.
  • 2008 The firm is named one of the “50 Best Large Workplaces in Europe 2008”, the first and only Irish law firm to receive this accolade and the highest ranked law firm on the list.
  • 2007 We relocate to 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin.
  • 2007 We are named Top Graduate Law Recruiter by Grad Ireland.
  • 2007 We are the first Irish law firm to be selected as one of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in Ireland 2007, Great Place to Work Institute Ireland.
  • 2006 We are named top law firm in Ireland for advising issuers in debt capital market transactions, Thomson Reuters.
  • 2006 Total staff numbers in the firm reaches 500.
  • 2006 We win Irish Tax Firm of the Year, International Tax Review.
  • 2005-2006 Michael Irvine is the third partner from the firm to serve as the President of the Law Society of Ireland
  • 2005 We are named top law firm in Ireland for advising issuers in debt capital market transactions, Thomson Reuters.
  • 2005 We win the inaugural Client Choice Award (International Law Office) for Ireland.
  • 2004 Liam Quirke is appointed as the Managing Partner of the firm.
  • 2003 Our New York office opens on Park Avenue.
  • 2002 We win European Law Firm of the Year (Legal Business), the first Irish law firm to win this award.
  • 1999 Total staff numbers in the firm rise to just over 200.
  • 1998 We relocate to 30 Herbert Street, Dublin.
  • 1997 Donal Roche is appointed as Managing Partner of the firm.
  • 1996 Our Palo Alto office opens. We are the first European law firm to open an office in Silicon Valley.
  • 1992 Total staff numbers in the firm increase to circa 100.
  • 1989-1990 Ernest Margetson is the second partner from the firm to serve as the President of the Law Society of Ireland
  • 1989 Our London office opens.
  • 1988 We relocate to Burlington Road, Dublin
  • 1980 We embrace the computer age by purchasing our first Wang computer.

 

 

  • 1977 Matheson joins The Interlex Group, an association of leading law firms around the world that co-operate to provide a complete range of international legal and business services to clients.
  • 1973-1974 Peter Prentice is the first partner from the firm to serve as the President of the Law Society of Ireland.
  • 1954 We move to 20 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin.
  • 1919 Our offices are re-built and re-opened at 16 and 17 Unity Buildings, O’Connell Street, Dublin.
  • 1916 Our offices are destroyed during the Irish Easter Rising, a major event in Irish history.
  • 1825 Our firm’s ancestry can be traced back to this date.

 

 



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