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Law Firm Matheson Appoints 12 New Partners with Specialist Knowledge in High-growth Sectors

AUTHOR(S): Michael Jackson, Matthew Broadstock, Emma Doherty, Leonie Dunne, Stuart Kennedy, Brian McCloskey, Madeline McDonnell, Claire McLoughlin, Barry O’Connor, Donal O’Donovan, Karen Reynolds, Kevin Smith
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Tax, International Business, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Aviation Finance and Transportation, Asset Management and Investment Funds, Finance and Capital Markets
DATE: 06.04.2017

  • Top Irish legal talent: 12 new partner appointments at Matheson reflect demand for advice in both traditional and emerging, disruptive fields in a post-Brexit world

  • Partner promotions-round marks the firm’s largest in over a decade

  • 50% of new promotions female, with six new female partners appointed

Matheson, the leading Irish law firm, has appointed 12 new partners in its largest partner promotions round in over a decade. These partners are leaders in their respective fields, and work with clients in key sectors of the Irish economy in which the firm expects to see growth including: Tax, Regulation, Compliance, M&A, Lending, FinTech, Data Privacy, Cyber Security, MedTech, Commercial Real Estate, and Energy and Infrastructure.

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

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of our 12 new partners at Matheson, our largest promotions round in over ten years. We are committed to investing in talent and also to ensuring that Ireland remains positioned to support and attract companies and institutions looking to access European markets. These partners have exceptional skills across important growth areas in the Irish economy post-Brexit, and have demonstrated unrelenting drive to deliver outstanding results for our clients.”

“We are in a period of unprecedented change. Internationally significant political and economic events, such as Brexit, present new opportunities and challenges for Ireland - and for our domestic and international companies operating here. Our 12 new partners at Matheson demonstrate the exceptionally high standard of legal talent which Ireland offers companies and institutions seeking to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit. They are also reflective of the ongoing demand we are experiencing for high quality advice from lawyers who are immersed in their industry sectors”, noted Mr Jackson.

The 12 new Matheson partners and their practice areas are:

Matthew Broadstock (Tax)
Emma Doherty (Corporate: International Business)
Leonie Dunne (Commercial Real Estate)
Laura Gleeson (Banking and Financial Services)
Stuart Kennedy (Asset Finance)
Brian McCloskey (Corporate: M&A)
Madeline McDonnell (Corporate: M&A)
Claire McLoughlin (Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution)
Barry O'Connor (Asset Management and Investment Funds)
Donal O'Donovan (Banking)
Karen Reynolds (Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution)
Kevin Smith (Tax)


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