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Padraic Roche

Senior Associate

Dublin

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Expertise

Padraic Roche is a senior associate in the firm’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses on advising both public and private companies on a range of corporate law issues, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, corporate restructuring and corporate governance.

Padraic joined Matheson after serving for three years as general counsel and company secretary of Malin Corporation plc, an internationally-focused life sciences investment company listed on the ESM of the Irish Stock Exchange. Prior to his role in Malin, Padraic served as head of legal in Ireland for Mercer, a leading global consulting firm, and as EMEA legal counsel for Xilinx, a NASDAQ listed technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley. Padraic also previously worked in another major Irish law firm for over six years.

From his time as a senior in-house lawyer, Padraic gained deep understanding of the challenges faced by companies and their in-house legal teams and developed extensive experience across multiple areas including public markets, private company investments, group structuring, risk management, project execution, management of external counsel and corporate governance.

At Matheson, Padraic provides a wide range of corporate law advice to both public and private companies, with a particular focus on financial institutions and companies in the life sciences industry. Padraic holds a first class honours degree in Corporate Law from NUI, Galway and he completed an MSc in Business (Leadership and Management Practice) in UCD in 2018.

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Experience Highlights

Padraic’s experience in Matheson includes:

  • Advising a number of Irish-incorporated, US-listed public companies on all aspects of Irish corporate law
  • Advising a consortium of leading European banks on an investment in an Irish company developing blockchain technology
  • Advising multiple companies on corporate structuring as part of Brexit-related planning

Padraic’s experience in industry includes:

  • The legal execution of all investments made by Malin Corporation plc between June 2015 and June 2018, ranging in value from €1- €72 million
  • Three secondary share offerings by Malin Corporation plc on the ESM of the Irish Stock Exchange
  • Serving as a member of Mercer’s European transaction team and lead Mercer lawyer on strategic UK-based acquisition
  • Significant experience at advising c-suite on corporate governance and regulatory issues

Padraic’s prior private practice experience includes advising:

  • A number of Irish private companies on their sale to private equity purchasers
  • A major Irish company on the restructuring of its debt and related sale of multiple business divisions
  • A major US technology company on the acquisition of a Irish software company
  • Two large multinational companies in the food and beverage sector on contractual issues
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Education

University College Dublin, MSc in Business (Leadership and Management Practice)

National College of Ireland, Galway, Bachelor of Corporate Law

National College of Ireland, Galway, LLB

Law Society of Ireland, admitted as a solicitor

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