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Matheson Receives Three Awards by the Women in Business Law Awards Europe 2020

KEY CONTACT(S): Sharon Daly, Ruth Hunter, Catherine O’Meara
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Media and Entertainment, Finance and Capital Markets, Tax, Transfer Pricing
DATE: 11.09.2020

Matheson is delighted to announce that three Matheson partners have been recognised at the Women in Business Law Awards Europe 2020. Sharon Daly has been awarded ‘Best in Litigation’, Ruth Hunter awarded ‘Best in Technology, Media, and Telecommunications’ and Catherine O’Meara awarded ‘Best in Transfer Pricing’.

The Women in Business Law Awards Europe, recognise the firm’s advancing diversity in the profession and the lawyers providing exemplary services and driving success for their practices. The mix of international firms and national practices provide an insight into the most advanced teams working in the legal profession today.

Best in Litigation - Sharon Daly
Sharon Daly is Head of Matheson’s London Office and is a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Sharon is widely acknowledged as one of the leading corporate litigators in Ireland with over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Best in Technology, Media, and Telecommunications - Ruth Hunter
Ruth Hunter is a partner in the Finance and Capital Markets Department. She focuses on the area of film and television production including the negotiation and drafting of financing agreements, distribution agreements, equity and tax based financing arrangements, writers agreements, actors, directors, designers and composers agreements.

Best in Transfer Pricing - Catherine O’Meara
Catherine has significant experience advising multinational corporations doing business in Ireland on Irish corporate tax. Catherine has a particular interest in transfer pricing, competent authority matters and business restructurings and also has extensive experience in structuring inward investment projects, mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganisations.

Matheson has continued to invest in its people strategy and D&I programme which is based on six key pillars of: Generational; Gender; Family and Working Parents; Disability;  LGBTQ+; Multiculturalism and Social Mobility.  The firm has successfully established a range of initiatives under each of the pillars and these awards further highlight the strength and depth of expertise across Matheson’s many practice areas.

Commenting on the awards, Michael Jackson, Managing Partner at Matheson stated;
“All at Matheson warmly congratulate Sharon, Ruth and Catherine and are delighted that their professionalism and leadership has been recognised through these awards. Each of them is an ambassador for Matheson’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.  We believe that those firms which continue to encourage and promote a diverse and inclusive workplace, combined with mindful business practices, are firms which will continue to attract, engage and develop the best legal and business talent and be best positioned to service the needs of sophisticated indigenous and international clients.”


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