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Matheson named the leading Irish law firm for international bond issues

AUTHOR(S): Chris Quinn, Patrick Molloy, Mark O’Sullivan, Gerry Thornton, Christian Donagh, Tara Doyle, Alan Keating, Turlough Galvin
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Structured Finance and Securitisation
DATE: 07.11.2012

Matheson has confirmed its position as the leading Irish law firm for international bond issuances, ranking in the Top 5 of the Thomson Reuters Global Capital Markets Review - Legal Advisors tables for the first three quarters of 2012.

The Thomson Reuters tables, compiled for the first three quarters of 2012, show that Matheson advised on more international debt issuance transactions than any other Irish law firm.  Matheson was ranked fifth in the world in the All International Bonds tables, having previously been ranked tenth in the same tables for 2011.

This strong showing builds upon the previous results achieved by Matheson in the Thomson Reuters league tables since they began in 2005.  In 2010 and 2011, no other Irish law firm featured in the full-year global bond issuance tables, while Matheson remains as the only Irish firm ranked in these tables.

Turlough Galvin, who heads the Structured Finance and Derivatives Group at Matheson noted:  "Although the total number of public deals executed for the period was less than for the first three quarters of 2011, we are delighted to have advised on nearly twice as many deals in the first three quarters of 2012 when compared to the same period last year.  This is particularly striking given the ongoing difficulties in the financial markets.  Our ranking recognises the calibre of our broad and diverse base of international clients and the attractiveness of Ireland as the jurisdiction of choice for international bond issues.".

For further information on Ireland as the SPV jurisdiction of choice for structured finance transactions, please click here.



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