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"An outstanding team deserving of its first-class reputation."  
Chambers Europe
We are consistently ranked as a leading finance and capital markets law firm in Ireland.
Our Finance and Capital Markets team consists of more than 45 lawyers and advises financial institutions and corporations involved in arranging and executing all forms of finance and capital markets transactions in Ireland.
We advise all of the major Irish banks and financial institutions, corporate borrowers and many of the world's leading international banks, investment managers and investment funds, securities and derivatives trading houses, broker dealers, insurance companies, alternative finance providers, supranational organisations, rating agencies, trustees and other financial services firms in relation to their lending, borrowing, finance and capital markets transactions and arrangements.
We are actively involved in, and hold representative positions on, numerous industry organisations and trade bodies and have been instrumental in proposing, drafting and advising on many changes to finance and capital markets legislation in Ireland.
We are often involved in innovative and cutting edge transactions in Ireland, from advising on market leading loan sales transactions, bond issues and syndicated loans  to the establishment of the first Irish repackaging platforms, to advising on the first Sukuk bond issued under Irish tax law, to advising on Europe’s first marketplace lending securitisation. We were the first Irish law firm to win the European Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year as awarded by the International Tax Review.
Our Finance and Capital Markets team advises on all of the following types of transactions:
Alternative Finance and Non-Bank Lending
Aviation Finance and Transportation
Banking Advisory 
Debt Capital Markets
Debt Restructuring and Special Situations
Derivatives, Netting and Collateral
Entertainment Finance
Fund Finance
Listing Services
Loan Portfolio Transactions
Project Finance
Real Estate Finance
Receivables Finance
Regulatory Risk Management and Compliance
Structured Finance and Securitisation
Structured Products


"They are fantastic at getting the deal done and leading negotiations. They are very good at coming up with innovative solutions in commercial negotiations."
Chambers Europe 2019

Matheson have "always been efficient in dealing with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions".
Banking and Financial Services: Chambers Europe 2019

Matheson is “at the top of the top five” firms in this field.
Banking and Financial Services: Chambers Europe 2019

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