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Innovation Investment, New San Fran Office and Business Growth Drives Seven New Partner Appointments

AUTHOR(S): Michael Hastings, Maria Kennedy, Barry McGettrick, Kate McKenna, Donal O’Byrne, Russell Rochford
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Employment, Pensions and Benefits, Asset Management and Investment Funds, EU, Competition and Regulatory, Tax, Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Finance and Capital Markets
DATE: 05.04.2018

- Leading Irish law firm Matheson announces today the appointment of seven new partners across a range of industry sectors;

- Combination of continued investment in innovation, the opening of new offices and significant business growth right across its practice has prompted Matheson to expand their team of specialist partners to 84, operating across in excess of 30 specialist legal practice groups;

- Deep industry and sectoral knowledge combined with legal expertise essential for supporting the needs of both domestic and multinational businesses with Irish operations in planning for Brexit and beyond.

Matheson today announced the appointment of seven new partners in the areas of Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate, EU and Competition, Asset Management, Investment Funds, Employment, Pensions and Benefits, Real Estate Financing, Tax, and Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Each of these new partners work with a range of large domestic clients operating in key sectors of the Irish economy in addition to the firm’s multinational clients with operations established in Ireland. Matheson has five global offices, 84 partners and tax principals, and over 650 legal and business support professionals, providing the full range of legal advice and services their client’s need, when they need it.

Commenting on the new appointments, Michael Jackson, Managing Partner at Matheson, said:

The appointment of our seven new partners reflects the strength and growth of our business, as we respond to the needs of our domestic clients with an international focus and our international client base doing business in and from Ireland.

These new partners exemplify the exceptionally high standard of legal talent which Matheson offers companies and institutions seeking to choose the best possible location from which to do business in Europe following the UK’s departure from the EU. Each of these seven lawyers demonstrates the unrelenting drive and ambition required to deliver outstanding results for our clients and to do so collaboratively, linking together the deep pools of sectoral expertise right across Matheson’s entire legal practice of in excess of 30 practice groups, and in a way that sets us apart from other law firms.”

Matheson has seen a number of important developments and significant new business wins across the practice in the last 12 months.  The opening of Matheson’s third US office in San Francisco has brought its total global office count to five while new partner and leadership appointments in its Corporate Department, Technology and Innovation Group and International Business Group have all strengthened the firm’s market-leading position in these areas.  Through initiatives such as the firm’s innovative Smart Programme and market-leading Business Beyond Brexit series, Matheson continues to win increasing levels of domestic and international business, and its legal work has received international recognition and numerous accolades including most recently being ranked Ireland’s Most Innovative Law Firm by the Financial Times and Mergermarket’s M&A Legal Adviser of the Year Ireland – recognising Matheson’s legal expertise, business strategy and high levels of performance on internationally and domestically focused, complex business transactions.

Jackson continued –

"I want to congratulate our seven new partners on their achievement. These appointments recognise not only an outstanding breadth of technical and legal knowledge, but also the considerable sectoral knowledge of our partners in areas which are of key economic importance for our clients and for Ireland’s economic path post-Brexit. Deep industry and sectoral knowledge combined with legal expertise is essential for supporting the needs of both domestic and multinational businesses with Irish operations in planning for Brexit and beyond.

I am also pleased to see that 40% of our new partner promotions from the last 3 years have been female, and that 36% of Matheson’s partnership is female.”

The 7 new Matheson partners and their practice areas are:

  • Michael Hastings (Finance and Capital Markets)
  • Maria Kennedy (Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution)
  • Barry McGettrick (Tax)
  • Kate McKenna (EU Competition and Regulatory)
  • Donal O’Byrne (Asset Management)
  • David O’Mahony (Finance and Capital Markets)
  • Russell Rochford (Employment Pensions and Benefits)

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