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Matheson ranked #1 for M&A legal advice in Ireland for 2021 by Mergermarket

Matheson has been recognised as the number one Irish law firm for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by deal volume for 2021, by the leading publication Mergermarket.

Based on the latest Mergermarket database, as at 10 February 2022, Matheson has topped the league table of Irish M&A legal advisers, being ranked number one by deal volume for 2021.  Matheson advised on 49 notified transactions during the year, with a total value of almost $11.5 billion, more than any other Irish law firm.

RankLaw FirmValue (USD m)No of Deals
2Arthur Cox33,66443
3William Fry10,86943
4A&L Goodbody67,37342
5Eversheds Sutherland66428

Commenting on the number one ranking, Robert O’Shea, partner and Head of Matheson’s Corporate Department said: “As Ireland’s largest law firm, the combination of our vast transactional experience, sectoral expertise and deep bench makes us the law firm of choice for internationally focused corporates and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland.”

George Brady, Corporate M&A partner at Matheson said:  “We were delighted to support and advise our clients on some of the most complex and strategically important M&A transactions of 2021.  Globally, 2021 was an extremely busy year for M&A and this ranking is a great endorsement of the incredible work that our leading M&A team does.”

With a wealth of experience across our six partner-led offices worldwide and a dedicated 100 person Corporate Department, Matheson has some of the most experienced M&A lawyers in Ireland.  Its Corporate Department, led by 30 partners, has unparalleled experience in managing complex and innovative domestic and international corporate transactions across all industry sectors.


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