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Matheson supports the Legal 500 GC Powerlist Ireland 2022

Date: 01/06/2022

107 in-house counsel in Ireland publically recognised

Matheson, Ireland's largest law firm, was delighted this week to host an event to mark the publication of the Legal 500 GC Powerlist Ireland 2022.

Each year, the Legal 500 GC Powerlist recognises leading corporate counsel in Ireland and acknowledges their vital contribution to the strategic direction and growth of their organisations and the industry sectors in which they operate.  Details of the one hundred and seven individuals who are included on the 2022 list can be found here.

The GC Powerlist 2022 identifies the leading in-house counsel determined by the Legal 500 to have made a notable impact on their company or industry through innovation, creativity, and excellence in technical advice or advancing a working model that other corporate counsel should try to emulate.

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner of Matheson said, “This year marks the second year in our three-year sponsorship of Ireland’s GC Powerlist, and it is my pleasure on behalf of the partners at Matheson, to congratulate all of the individuals who have been included on this year’s list.  This is a recognition of the technical and legal excellence of general counsel who are operating in an increasingly complex and fast-moving legal and business environment, one which has been made even more challenging over the past two years by the global pandemic."

"In compiling the GC Powerlist 2022, The Legal 500 has again delivered a comprehensive analysis of the excellence we see across the Irish legal industry. This work highlights the success of general counsel in shaping and delivering key strategic business priorities and developing innovative technical solutions to complex legal and commercial issues. It also emphasises the increasingly important and expanding role of corporate counsel in today's business environment."

Joe Boswell, Legal 500's Head of Research for the GC Powerlist series, said, "Congratulations to everyone who has made it onto our list of the 100 top in-house counsel in the country.  You are who we at The Legal 500 believe to be the best in-house lawyers in Ireland, so it’s a real achievement to be on this list, and one you should all be proud of. 

The Ireland GC Powerlist is one of the highlights of the Powerlist schedule, not just because of the high calibre of the in-house lawyers in Ireland but also for how enthusiastic and engaged everyone is with the process.  I’d like to say a massive thank you to our sponsors in Matheson for making this possible."

2022 marks the second year of a three-year agreement between Matheson and The Legal 500.  The Legal 500 is a research, ranking and publishing firm based in the UK.  The company assesses global law firms and lawyers for its publications, including annual lists and guides.  The Legal 500 publishes its GC Powerlist annually, which includes its 500 top-rated lawyers in various regions of the world.

In March 2022, Matheson became the first Irish law firm to partner with The Legal 500 for its brand new Global Green Guide series.  Putting a spotlight on law firms across the globe for their contribution to a green transition, the Green Guide explores firms’ work for clients in connection with climate change mitigation and sustainability, while also highlighting their own internal best practices and initiatives.  The EMEA Green Guide is the inaugural edition in the series, featuring key players across the EMEA region.


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