Gráinne Callanan



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Gráinne "has provided excellent service" and is "very efficient, precise and fast".

Chambers Europe 2018


Gráinne Callanan leads Matheson’s Cork office and is a partner in the Financial Institutions Group. Gráinne advises a wide range of leading domestic and international financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland including life and non-life (re)insurance companies, captive insurers and intermediaries on corporate transactions, regulatory and compliance and corporate governance. Gráinne has extensive expertise in the areas of new authorisations, portfolio transfers, cross-border mergers, corporate restructurings, distribution arrangements and health insurance. She has advised on a wide range of innovative transactions in the insurance market in recent times and has taken a leading role advising clients on a number of significant acquisitions of closed books of life insurance businesses.

Gráinne lectures at the Law Society of Ireland and the Insurance Institute of Ireland.

Gráinne is also a member of the Cork Financial Services Forum.


Gráinne Callanan is recommended.
European Legal 500 2020

Gráinne Callanan is recommended.
European Legal 500 2019

Gráinne is very "knowledgeable on that side of the Irish regulatory landscape, a very good communicator".
Chambers Europe 2019

Gráinne Callanan is recognised in the Influential Women in Re/Insurance Report
Intelligent Insurer 2018

Gráinne "has provided excellent service" and is "very efficient, precise and fast".
Chambers Europe 2018

Clients describe Gráinne as a "technically minded person" who is "commercial and client-focused".
Chambers Europe 2016


University College Cork (BCL, Law and German)
University College Cork (LLM)
IPMA Certified Project Management Associate (Diploma in Project Management)
Law Society of Ireland

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