Matheson


Corporate

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Expertise

"This domestic giant is applauded for its formidable corporate practice, which excels in all aspects of the area."
Chambers Europe

Matheson’s Corporate Group is one of the leading practices in Ireland. Our lawyers are consistently chosen to advise on the most significant corporate transactions involving Irish and international companies.

We advise on the full range of domestic and international corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity, IPOs and other equity capital markets transactions.

Our International Business team provides a full range of Irish corporate law advice and services to overseas clients doing business in and through Ireland. This team has a particular focus on inward investment, cross-border re-organisations and integration projects.

Matheson was ranked amongst the top European law firms for M&A deals in 2014 by leading international league table publishers, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket. We have advised the bidders on more cross-border deals involving Ireland than any other law firm in the last ten years.

 

Experience Highlights

Matheson’s corporate lawyers have worked on some of the largest and most innovative deals in Irish corporate history. Highlights of our recent work include advising:

  • Willis on its $18 billion merger of equals with Towers Watson
  • Allergan on its $66 billion merger with Actavis
  • Weatherford International on its corporate re-domiciliation from Switzerland to Ireland
  • Perella Weinberg Partners LP as financial adviser to US medical device maker Medtronic, Inc. on its $42.9 billion acquisition of Irish-based Covidien plc (NYSE)
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals on its $2.6 billion acquisition by Endo International
  • Allied Irish Banks plc on the sale of Ark Life Assurance plc to Guardian Financial Services
  • Actavis Inc on its $8.5 billion acquisition of Dublin-based Warner Chilcott plc, and its subsequent listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Apax, a major shareholder, in relation to the initial public offering by Irish company King Digital Entertainment PLC (king.com) on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Questcor Pharmaceuticals on $5.6 billion merger with Irish based Mallinckrodt
  • Royalty Pharma on its hostile  $6.5 billion bid for Elan, the Irish biotechnology company listed on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Cemex España on its public takeover of Readymix plc
  • Eaton Corporation, the US-based power management company, on its acquisition of Cooper Industries plc, valued at $11.8 billion, and its subsequent listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • News Corp on its acquisition of Dublin-based social news agency Storyful
  • The Minister for Finance on the €1.3 billion sale of life and pensions provider Irish Life to Great-West Lifeco
  • Hutchison Whampoa, through its Irish business Three Ireland, on its €780 million acquisition of communication provider O2 Ireland

 

Accolades

"Very knowledge, efficient and responsive".
European Legal 500 2017

"One of the best-regarded firms in the country, with a very good understanding of how corporations work and how to interact with in-house teams."
Chambers Europe 2017

“They’re incredibly reactive and facilitative – excellent lawyers and reputation.”
Chambers Europe 2016

In Ireland we would only use Matheson.
Chambers Europe 2016

"My preference for Irish law matters. The firm's experience and initiative create a level of trust that distinguishes it from other practices."
Chambers Europe 2016

"We were happy with this very supportive and proactive team. The lawyers led us through the legal issues and their implications, and helped us to deal with the different cultures involved in the transaction."
Chambers Europe 2016

The "outstanding" team at Matheson is "pragmatic and prompt, and provides targeted insights".
European Legal 500 2016

"Matheson provides an exceptional level of service in all areas. Technically accurate, commercially focused and delivers on a timely basis."
IFLR1000 2016

"An excellent team – practical and pragmatic with a sensible approach to guide the company through the various aspects."
Chambers Europe 2015

"Nothing is ever too much trouble for the team – if it says it's going to do something, it will do it."
Chambers Europe 2015

Matheson provides "excellent advice in a timely and professional manner".
European Legal 500 2015

The Corporate team is "extremely responsive and hard-working and put in the hours needed. It is excellent at developing client relationships".
Chambers Europe 2014

Matheson "identifies issues and cuts to the chase".
European Legal 500 2014

The firm is "extraordinary in terms of business acumen and legal advice".
European Legal 500 2014

"This domestic giant is applauded for its formidable corporate practice, which excels in all aspects of the area. International clients are a core source of instructions for the team, which specialises in advising international companies and financial institutions operating in Ireland."
Chambers Europe 2013

Sources say: "It really knows the local market and did a good job of anticipating our needs and providing us with practical advice. As a US company moving into Ireland, we found the lawyers flexible and understanding of the particular needs of our business."
Chambers Europe 2013

Matheson’s Corporate and Commercial team "matches any UK Magic Circle firm".
European Legal 500 2013

Clients are certainly impressed: "Matheson provided above and beyond my expectations. Their work product is exceptional and they deliver on a timely basis."
IFLR1000 2013

One client says: "They have definitely met our expectations. They are proactive and thoughtful."
IFLR1000 2013

"This domestic giant is applauded for its formidable corporate practice, which excels in all aspects of the area."
Chambers Europe

Matheson’s Corporate Group is one of the leading practices in Ireland. Our lawyers are consistently chosen to advise on the most significant corporate transactions involving Irish and international companies.

We advise on the full range of domestic and international corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity, IPOs and other equity capital markets transactions.

Our International Business team provides a full range of Irish corporate law advice and services to overseas clients doing business in and through Ireland. This team has a particular focus on inward investment, cross-border re-organisations and integration projects.

Matheson was ranked amongst the top European law firms for M&A deals in 2014 by leading international league table publishers, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket. We have advised the bidders on more cross-border deals involving Ireland than any other law firm in the last ten years.

 


Matheson’s corporate lawyers have worked on some of the largest and most innovative deals in Irish corporate history. Highlights of our recent work include advising:

  • Willis on its $18 billion merger of equals with Towers Watson
  • Allergan on its $66 billion merger with Actavis
  • Weatherford International on its corporate re-domiciliation from Switzerland to Ireland
  • Perella Weinberg Partners LP as financial adviser to US medical device maker Medtronic, Inc. on its $42.9 billion acquisition of Irish-based Covidien plc (NYSE)
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals on its $2.6 billion acquisition by Endo International
  • Allied Irish Banks plc on the sale of Ark Life Assurance plc to Guardian Financial Services
  • Actavis Inc on its $8.5 billion acquisition of Dublin-based Warner Chilcott plc, and its subsequent listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Apax, a major shareholder, in relation to the initial public offering by Irish company King Digital Entertainment PLC (king.com) on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Questcor Pharmaceuticals on $5.6 billion merger with Irish based Mallinckrodt
  • Royalty Pharma on its hostile  $6.5 billion bid for Elan, the Irish biotechnology company listed on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Cemex España on its public takeover of Readymix plc
  • Eaton Corporation, the US-based power management company, on its acquisition of Cooper Industries plc, valued at $11.8 billion, and its subsequent listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • News Corp on its acquisition of Dublin-based social news agency Storyful
  • The Minister for Finance on the €1.3 billion sale of life and pensions provider Irish Life to Great-West Lifeco
  • Hutchison Whampoa, through its Irish business Three Ireland, on its €780 million acquisition of communication provider O2 Ireland

 

"Very knowledge, efficient and responsive".
European Legal 500 2017

"One of the best-regarded firms in the country, with a very good understanding of how corporations work and how to interact with in-house teams."
Chambers Europe 2017

“They’re incredibly reactive and facilitative – excellent lawyers and reputation.”
Chambers Europe 2016

In Ireland we would only use Matheson.
Chambers Europe 2016

"My preference for Irish law matters. The firm's experience and initiative create a level of trust that distinguishes it from other practices."
Chambers Europe 2016

"We were happy with this very supportive and proactive team. The lawyers led us through the legal issues and their implications, and helped us to deal with the different cultures involved in the transaction."
Chambers Europe 2016

The "outstanding" team at Matheson is "pragmatic and prompt, and provides targeted insights".
European Legal 500 2016

"Matheson provides an exceptional level of service in all areas. Technically accurate, commercially focused and delivers on a timely basis."
IFLR1000 2016

"An excellent team – practical and pragmatic with a sensible approach to guide the company through the various aspects."
Chambers Europe 2015

"Nothing is ever too much trouble for the team – if it says it's going to do something, it will do it."
Chambers Europe 2015

Matheson provides "excellent advice in a timely and professional manner".
European Legal 500 2015

The Corporate team is "extremely responsive and hard-working and put in the hours needed. It is excellent at developing client relationships".
Chambers Europe 2014

Matheson "identifies issues and cuts to the chase".
European Legal 500 2014

The firm is "extraordinary in terms of business acumen and legal advice".
European Legal 500 2014

"This domestic giant is applauded for its formidable corporate practice, which excels in all aspects of the area. International clients are a core source of instructions for the team, which specialises in advising international companies and financial institutions operating in Ireland."
Chambers Europe 2013

Sources say: "It really knows the local market and did a good job of anticipating our needs and providing us with practical advice. As a US company moving into Ireland, we found the lawyers flexible and understanding of the particular needs of our business."
Chambers Europe 2013

Matheson’s Corporate and Commercial team "matches any UK Magic Circle firm".
European Legal 500 2013

Clients are certainly impressed: "Matheson provided above and beyond my expectations. Their work product is exceptional and they deliver on a timely basis."
IFLR1000 2013

One client says: "They have definitely met our expectations. They are proactive and thoughtful."
IFLR1000 2013



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