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Two from Matheson appointed to Company Law Review Group

Services: International Business, Corporate Group Date: 24/10/2022

Head of Knowledge Management, Irene Lynch Fannon and Corporate partner, Emma Doherty both re-appointed for four-year term

Monday, 24 October 

Matheson is pleased to confirm that both Emma Doherty, a partner in the firm's Corporate Department, and Irene Lynch Fannon, Head of Knowledge Management at Matheson, have both been re-appointed to the Company Law Review Group (CLRG).  The CLRG is a statutory advisory expert body charged with advising the Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment on the review and development of company law in Ireland.

Following their re-appointment to the group by Leo Varadkar, the Tánaiste and Minster for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Emma and Irene will serve as Ministerial appointees for a second four-year term.

Irene Lynch Fannon is Matheson's Head of Knowledge Management.  She has been a Ministerial appointee to the Group since 2018 and has chaired the Insolvency Sub Committee of the Group since 2020.  She is a former Professor of Law at the School of Law in University College Cork for many years and is a graduate of University College Dublin, Oxford University and the University of Virginia.  She has published extensively in the areas of Corporate Insolvency and Rescue Law.

Emma Doherty is a corporate partner, working in Matheson's International Business Group and dealing with US and other international clients doing business in and from Ireland.  In 2021, Emma won the Women in Business Law Europe's "Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year" award.  A chartered tax advisor, as well as a qualified solicitor, she has been a Ministerial appointee to the Company Law Review Group since 2018.

About the Company Law Review Group

The goal of the Company Law Review Group (CLRG) is for Ireland to have an efficient world-class company law infrastructure.  To that end, the Review Group seeks to promote enterprise, facilitate commerce and encourage commercial probity.  The CLRG consists of members who have expertise and an interest in the development of company law, including practitioners, users, regulators and representatives from government departments including the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and the Revenue Commissioners. 

Matheson's International Business Group provides a full range of Irish corporate law advice and services to overseas clients on establishing business operations and doing business in and through Ireland.  The Group is comprised of dedicated lawyers within the Corporate Department whose primary focus is advising international clients and counsel on all Irish corporate law aspects of doing business in and through Ireland including on group restructuring activity.


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