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Recent Rankings for Matheson’s Corporate Insurance Practice

Matheson's 'extremely responsive and practical' Corporate Insurance team is delighted to be ranked  as Band 1 and Tier 1 in Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 Guide 2021, respectively. These rankings are reflective of the team’s market leading position in this area “acting for major insurers on M&A mandates, portfolio transfers and the establishment and authorisation of Irish insurance entities”. They also recognise the team’s expertise in supporting our significant national and international client base on complex and technical issues -  “the team… has significant expertise in regulatory issues and Brexit-related insurance matters” and “has experience in the negotiation of outsourcing, reinsurance and other commercial agreements between insurers and service providers.”

We are also delighted to see Darren Maher and Grainne Callanan ranked by both Chambers Europe and Legal 500 alongside our colleagues April McClements and Sharon Daly in Matheson’s leading Insurance Disputes team. Having four ranked partners across Matheson’s Corporate Insurance and Insurance Disputes teams once again, demonstrates the strength and depth in Matheson’s market leading insurance practice.

Thank you to all of our clients for taking the time to engage with Legal 500 and Chambers Europe and for providing such valued feedback.


“I found the level of service to be absolutely exceptional. Both in terms of responsiveness to tight deadlines and in the quality and reasoning of their advice, I found them to be absolutely first rate.”

"In many cases the strict legal position is only one part of what we need to understand; Matheson has a feeling for the regulator and what its priorities are, so can tell us where we need to focus our attention" 

“Matheson fully understand the business and the lawyers are very knowledgeable. They give excellent customer service. I have great confidence in the Matheson team’s capability.”

“Extremely responsive and practical in their thinking. Will take ownership of matters that others won’t.”

Darren Maher "has a fantastic way of dealing with all of the various stakeholders" in matters, explaining: "He's excellent at navigating through the nuances and knowing his audience”. Maher is often picked out as a leading insurance regulatory lawyer in Ireland. Interviewees highlight the benefits that come from his exposure to top clients, saying: "He can tell us the options available, which option has worked for others and which is our best chance of success."

“Gráinne Callanan heads the firm's Cork office. She has proven experience in portfolio transfers and the negotiation of insurance services agreements. Sources praise her "practical understanding" of problems and note that "she knows how the regulator will react."

“The team have a very personable approach. I specifically worked with Gráinne Callanan, along with Siobhán Dunne and Alison Shanley. I always felt very comfortable that if I had a question, I could pick up the phone or send an e-mail, and that I could contact the team. They really take their time to build relationships with you and make the legal experience enjoyable”

Click here to read Insurance team review on Legal 500 and here for Chambers Europe review on Insurance department

For more information, please get in touch with Darren Maher and Grainne Callanan or your usual Corporate Insurance contact.  


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