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"Matheson provided above and beyond my expectations. Their work product is exceptional and they deliver on a timely basis."

Our corporate lawyers advise on the full range of domestic and international corporate transactions, including IPOs and other equity capital markets transactions.  Matheson has advised its clients on flotations on the UK, Irish and other stock exchanges and alternative investment markets.

The team advises a number of listed companies on the legal requirements relating to their listings.


Experience Highlights

Members of our capital markets team have acted in a variety of equity capital markets transactions, including recently advising:

  • Apax, a major shareholder, in relation to the IPO by King Digital Entertainment PLC on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Weatherford International on its listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Mainstay Medical International plc on the initial public offering and admission to trading on the Enterprise Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris
  • Actavis plc on its listing on the NYSE following the $8.5 billion acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc
  • Eaton on its listing on the NYSE following its $11.8 billion acquisition of Cooper Industries
  • The underwriter / sponsor on the firm placing, placing and open offer of new shares of Independent News & Media PLC
  • The Renewable Energy Infrastructure Group (TRIG), a closed-ended investment fund, in relation to its £300 million IPO, listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • ARYZTA AG on the €2.5 billion merger of IAWS Group plc and Hiestand Holding AG and its listing on the Main Market of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) and SIX Market of the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX)



"They have excellent technical and industry knowledge and are always welcoming."
IFLR1000 2019

Matheson’s "proven track record in advising Irish public companies with US listings" was in evidence once again.
European Legal 500 2018

"They have a deep international team and offer great client services."
Capital Markets Debt: Chambers Europe 2018

“Great professionals with providing high level service.”
IFLR1000 2018

Matheson is “the very best firm when it comes to Irish matters”.
Chambers Europe 2016

The firm’s experience distinguishes them from other practices.
Chambers Europe 2016

"Outstanding. The firm has helped us to overcome a great number of challenges. The relationship with the team is great, and the expertise provided is excellent."
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."
Capital Markets: Chambers Europe 2016

Matheson’s equity practice has notable expertise in the pharmaceutical sector.
European Legal 500 2016

"Every time we have to find a solution, the team is very helpful at seeing the alternatives."
Chambers Europe 2015

"The team is proactive, user-friendly and responsive, with good energy and enthusiasm to the work."
Chambers Europe 2015

"We value the quality on offer. We get nothing less than excellent service in terms of speed of response and accuracy of advice. We trust them."
Chambers Europe 2014

Matheson’s capital markets partners are "effective, knowledgeable and personable".
European Legal 500 2014

"The team consistently produces high-quality work and makes time to fully understand each client's needs."
Chambers Europe 2013

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