Pat English



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Pat English is praised by his clients for the way in which he can "answer any question and resolve any problem that we have".

Chambers Global


Pat English is a partner in the Corporate Department at Matheson. He is head of the firm's International Business Group and co-head of the firm's US Business and Inward Investment Groups. Pat practises corporate law focusing primarily on advising overseas clients on establishing operations and doing business in and from Ireland.

In addition to advising on establishment projects, Pat advises a broad range of international, and in particular US, clients on international corporate reorganisations, pre and post-integration transactions, cross border mergers and general commercial contracts, corporate governance and compliance issues and strategies.

In September 2011, Pat returned from his role as resident counsel and head of the firm's US offices based out of our New York office where he had been based for two years.

Experience Highlights
  • Pat advises international corporations in establishing their Irish operations and is standing corporate counsel to numerous international corporations in respect of their Irish operations
  • he advises Fortune 100 US corporations on group-wide international restructurings and leading international corporations on the Irish legal aspects of substantial pre and post merger and acquisition reorganisation, integration and consolidation projects
  • he also provides ongoing strategic advice and counselling for a range of international corporations including in relation to cash and dividend repatriation strategies

Pat English is recommended.
European Legal 500 2020

Pat English is a "standout partner – he delivers and is a very smart individual".
European Legal 500 2020

Recognised for Corporate Law and Investment
Best Lawyers Ireland 2019 edition

Pat English is "efficient and has business acumen".
Corporate: Chambers Global 2020

Pat English "is very good with US companies based in Ireland or Europe and understanding their needs and requirements in an Irish and European context". Clients praise his "consistent, high-quality work product and advice".
Chambers Global & Europe 2018

Recognised for Corporate Law and Investment
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

According to clients, Pat English is "very responsive and knowledgeable".
Chambers Global & Europe 2017

Pat English, Rising Star of the Year
American Lawyer Transatlantic Legal Awards 2016

Pat English "really cuts through everything to give clients clear impact and the reassurance they need".
Chambers Global 2016

Pat English is recommended.
European Legal 500 2015

Pat English "devises win-win solutions to any challenge".
European Legal 500 2015

Pat English has significant experience in advising international clients looking to establish a presence or to do business in Ireland.
Chambers Global 2015

Pat English is described as "a real star in inward investment".
Chambers Global & Europe 2014

Pat English is praised by his clients for the way in which he can "answer any question and resolve any problem that we have".
Chambers Global 2012

Pat English is recognised as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers.


University College Cork (BCL)

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