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Matheson launches the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary

Services: Impactful Business Programme Date: 28/01/2022

Matheson has launched the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary to honour the memory of its late partner, Tim Scanlon, who sadly passed away in 2020.  Delivered as part of Matheson’s Impactful Business Programme, the Bursary is open to undergraduate and postgraduate law students.

The recipient of the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary will receive:

  • a bursary of €5,000;
  • an internship placement in Matheson’s Corporate department; and
  • in recognition of Tim’s passion for the arts, a piece of Irish art or craft in lieu of a bursary award trophy.

Commenting, Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Matheson said: “The Bursary honours our late colleague and friend, Tim Scanlon, and his passion for driving innovative change and thought leadership in the delivery of corporate legal services.  Innovation runs through everything we do at Matheson and we are delighted to offer students an opportunity to combine their theoretical knowledge with creative thinking.  We also understand the importance of supporting the arts in society and the Bursary, established through our Impactful Business Programme, is a tribute to Tim’s great interest in the arts.

Matheson is committed to developing exceptional talent and providing equal opportunity within the legal profession.  The Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary builds on our other student initiatives, including the Matheson Cara Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion.  

Application details
Applicants must submit an essay of 1,200 words (excluding footnotes of reasonable length and citations) discussing the following topic: “Corporate donations to the arts and culture and the duty of directors to ‘act in good faith in what the director considers to be the interests of the company’. Is there a conflict?”

Students should include a consideration of corporate law theory around shareholder primacy and corporate purpose.

Eligibility: Applicants must be based in a university, college of education, or equivalent third level institution on the island of Ireland.

Submissions should be emailed to corporate.bursary@matheson.com no later than 7 March 2022. To find out more, contact Matheson’s Director of Learning and Development, Nicola.White@matheson.com 

About Tim Scanlon
Tim Scanlon joined Matheson in 2000 as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department, where he continued to build on his established reputation as one of Ireland’s pre-eminent M&A lawyers.  In addition to leading the Corporate Department for a number of years, Tim was also instrumental in the establishment of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group.  Tim was appointed Chairman of Matheson in 2018, a role in which his wisdom, empathy, calm demeanour and strategic outlook was always evident.


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