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Nicola White
Nicola White

Director of Learning and Development


Nicola is responsible for implementing Matheson’s Learning and Development strategy. Nicola’s role focuses on:


  • designing and managing our innovative lawyer development programmes in partnership with leading global educational organisations;
  • developing and delivering our client training programmes in partnership with our executive education providers; and
  • implementing our graduate recruitment and retention strategy.
Orla Clayton
Finbarr Geaney

Head of Knowledge Management


Finbarr is responsible for Matheson’s Knowledge Management strategy. Finbarr’s role focuses on:


  • leading and coordinating the PSL Faculty and PSL Faculty projects;
  • implementing knowledge management solutions and processes to strengthen knowledge-sharing across the firm;
  • overseeing the Knowledge Management function including the library, legal research and know-how; and
  • monitoring and sharing current awareness around legal developments and market trends.
Orla Clayton
Orla Clayton Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Orla is a litigation specialist who supports the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department across all areas, including:


  • healthcare and life sciences;
  • product liability;
  • corporate restructuring and insolvency;
  • insurance related litigation;
  • employment, pensions and benefits;
  • planning and environment related litigation;
  • corporate offences, fraud and white collar crime;
  • financial services litigation; and
  • regulatory investigations.
Stuart Flynn
Stuart Flynn Finance and Capital Markets

Stuart specialises in debt capital markets and structured finance law, regulation and practice, including;


  • debt capital markets transactions;
  • derivatives, netting and collateral;
  • regulatory matters;
  • structured finance; and
  • securitisation.
Dorothy Hargaden
Dorothy Hargaden Corporate

Dorothy specialises in corporate law, regulation and practice, including:


  • Irish and European company law;
  • domestic and international corporate transactions, such as, mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; corporate restructurings; private equity; IPOs; other equity capital markets transactions; and
  • Irish corporate law advice to overseas clients contemplating inward investment, cross-border re-organisations and integration projects.
Noreen Kavanagh
Noreen Kavanagh Commercial Real Estate

Noreen specialises in Commercial Real Estate, and Construction and Engineering, including:


  • property acquisition, disposal, taxation and investment structuring;
  • commercial leasing and landlord and tenant law;
  • property development and construction;
  • planning and environmental law;
  • property and project financing; and
  • Public Private Partnership construction and capital project transactions.
Brónagh Maher
Brónagh Maher Asset Management and Investment Funds

Brónagh specialises in asset management and investment funds law, regulation and practice, including:


  • Irish and European financial services legislation;
  • establishment of private and public investment funds;
  • listing investment funds on the Irish Stock Exchange Euronext Dublin;
  • structuring, marketing and sale of investment instruments and investment products; and
  • investment advice and other financial services.
Ursula McMahon
Ursula McMahon Corporate

Ursula specialises in general commercial and corporate law including:


  • Irish company law;
  • Irish corporate law aspects of all type of structuring, refinancing, inter and intra-group transactions and re-organisations; and
  • domestic and international corporate transactions, such as, mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures, partnership structures and private equity transactions.
Claire Scannell
Claire Scannell Financial Institutions

Claire specialises in financial services law, regulation and practice, including:


  • the authorisation of financial service providers such as insurance and reinsurance firms, insurance intermediaries, payment institutions, e-money institutions, MiFID firms and retail credit institutions;
  • assisting financial service providers with the effective and timely implementation of changes required by regulatory developments;
  • conducting reviews of financial service providers’ existing processes and procedures to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; and
  • advising on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures where financial service providers are involved.

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