Michael Jackson

Managing Partner


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"It is the great advice and 100% accuracy that gives Michael Jackson such a top reputation."

Chambers Europe


Michael Jackson is the Managing Partner of Matheson.

Prior to his appointment as Managing Partner, Michael spent over ten years as head of Matheson’s Financial Services practice.  Michael advises many of the world's leading financial institutions, investment banks, asset management companies, broker-dealers and corporations carrying on business in Ireland or from Irish vehicles.

Michael was a member of the IFSC Funds Group established by the Department of An Taoiseach (the Irish Prime Minister) to consider and advise on legislative and other changes which are necessary or desirable to facilitate the continued growth of the Irish investment funds industry.  He was also chairman of the legislative sub-group of the IFSC Funds Group.

Michael was chairman of the Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds), which represents the interests of the Irish funds industry, during the 2009 / 2010 session and is a former director of Irish Funds.  Michael was a member of the Primary Market Committee and Funds Listing Committee of the Irish Stock Exchange.

In 2018 he was invited by the current Minister of State for Financial Services, Michael D’Arcy TD, to be a member of the Strategic Advisory Group established by the Minister to review Ireland’s strategy for Financial Services to 2025.

Michael has spoken at a number of international financial services conferences.  He has lectured at the law school of the Law Society of Ireland on financial services law and is a regular contributor to financial services publications.


Michael Jackson is named a ‘Market Leader’
IFLR1000 2020

Managing partner Michael Jackson is an esteemed practitioner in the Irish funds market with a vast amount of experience advising key clients from the financial services sector on a range of investment fund mandates.
Investment Funds: Chambers Global 2019

Lawyer of the year (Ireland) for Asset Management
Best Lawyers Ireland 2019 edition

Michael Jackson is named a Market Leader.
IFLR1000 2018

Recognised for Investment Funds and Asset Management
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

Michael Jackson is recommended.
European Legal 500 2017

Managing Partner Michael Jackson "is very well respected" by market commentators.
Chambers Global & Europe 2017

"Michael Jackson uses his standout expertise to advise clients and boards on a significant range of investment fund matters".
Chambers Global 2017

Sources describe Michael Jackson as "very supportive" and "very willing to give up his time".
Chambers Global 2017

Michael Jackson is named a Leading Lawyer.
IFLR1000 2017

Michael Jackson is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2016

Managing partner Michael Jackson commands enormous respect throughout the industry.
Chambers Global 2016

Clients consider Michael Jackson "a trusted adviser who understands the law and its context, both commercially and in a regulatory sense".
Chambers Global 2016

Michael Jackson is named a Leading Lawyer.
IFLR1000 2016

Private Funds expert
Who’s Who Legal 2016

Best of the Best for Investment Funds.
Euromoney Expert Guide 2015

Michael Jackson is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2015

Michael Jackson "is particularly good at giving the inside scoop on what is happening in the industry, from a legal and regulatory perspective".
Chambers Global & Europe 2015

"It is the great advice and 100% accuracy, delivered efficiently and without fuss, that give him such a top reputation."
Chambers Global & Europe 2014

Clients draw attention to the high standard of service practice head Michael Jackson gives, noting he is very well connected.
IFLR1000 2014

Private funds expert
Who's Who Legal 100 2014

Michael Jackson is considered one of the industry's leading lights, winning strong recommendations from market sources.
Chambers Europe 2013

"Michael Jackson is a leading name. I wouldn't go anywhere else."
IFLR1000 2013

Matheson's funds practice is led by the highly esteemed Michael Jackson. "I would have a really high regard for Michael Jackson," says one peer.
IFLR1000 2013

Michael is also recognised as a leading lawyer by a number of international legal directories including IFLR1000European Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers.


University College Cork (BCL)

Related Practice Areas
Matheson Asset Management and Investment Funds Group
Innovative New Funds Law Course for Ireland

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