Tim Scanlon

Partnership Chairman


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"Tim is the absolute industry leader, you won't get a better man."



Tim Scanlon is the Partnership Chairman of Matheson.  Tim was previously the head of both the Corporate & Commercial Department and the Financial Institutions Group in Matheson.  Tim is one of the most experienced corporate lawyers in the Irish market and has advised on many of the most significant transactions that have taken place in the market.  In particular, he has advised many leading companies and financial institutions on strategically important projects and transactions undertaken by them in Ireland.

Experience Highlights

Tim has advised:

  • Canadian headquartered global IT consultancy firm CGI on its £78.9 million acquisition of Irish listed Scisys plc.
  • Listed Irish financial services company IFG Group plc on its £206 million acquisition by Epiris LLP.
  • Leading listed Irish media company Independent News & Media plc on its €145 million acquisition by Mediahuis NV.
  • Nasdaq listed Horizon Therapeutics plc on several significant refinancing transactions.
  • The Minister for Finance on the €1.3 billion sale of Irish Life to Great-West LifeCo.
  • AIB on the termination of its life assurance joint venture with Aviva and the subsequent €350m sale of Ark Life Assurance plc to Guardian Financial Services.
  • Aviva on it’s €130m acquisition of Friends First.
  • On the formation and listing of Aryzta AG on the Irish and Swiss Stock Exchanges following the €2.5b merger between IAWS and Hiestand and Aryzta on several acquisitions and disposals in the Irish market.
  • NASDAQ listed Nexvet Biopharma plc on its recommended acquisition by Zoetis Inc.
  • Gurnet Point Capital on its $209m acquisition of NASDAQ listed Innocoll  Holdings plc.
  • Insight Venture Partners in relation to its investments in Fenergo Group Limited and ACMS Limited.
  • State Street on its acquisition of Bank of Ireland Asset Management.
  • Goldman Sachs on the $550m sale of its hedge fund administration business to State Street.
  • Royalty Pharma on its $6.5b hostile bid for Elan.
  • Perella Weinberg Partners LP on its role as financial adviser to Medtronic on the $42.9b acquisition of Covidien plc.
  • ASL Aviation on the acquisition of two cargo airlines from TNT.
  • IFG Group plc on the disposal of IFG International.
  • On the €2.36b acquisition of eircom group plc by Babcock & Brown.



Tim Scanlon is recommended.
European Legal 500 2020

Tim Scanlon is "very solution focused"
Corporate: Chambers Global 2020

Tim Scanlon is named ‘Highly Regarded’
IFLR1000 2020

Tim Scanlon is a vastly experienced practitioner advising international clients on notes and shares issues, often representing the issuers. Clients describe him as "very knowledgeable, hard-working, responsive and commercial."
Capital Markets: Chambers Global 2019

Tim Scanlon "promised me magic circle-quality service and he delivered it".
Chambers Europe 2019

Recognised for Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2019 edition

Tim Scanlon is "extremely knowledgeable, commercial and client-friendly”.
Chambers Global and Europe 2018

Tim Scanlon is a "very astute lawyer who is on top of his game and good with clients”.
Chambers Global 2018

Tim Scanlon is named a Highly Regarded Individual.
IFLR1000 2018

Recognised for Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

Tim Scanlon is recommended.
European Legal 500 2017

Tim Scanlon is described by clients as "very knowledgeable and experienced".
Chambers Global & Europe 2017

Tim Scanlon is named a Leading Lawyer.
IFLR1000 2017

Tim Scanlon is recommended.
European Legal 500 2016

Tim Scanlon is described as having "excellent knowledge".
Chambers Global 2016

Tim Scanlon is named a leading lawyer.
IFLR1000 2016

Tim Scanlon "has a lively mind, a good handle on the law but also a good sense of what's important and what's not".
Chambers Global & Europe 2015

Best of the Best for Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity.
Euromoney Expert Guide 2015

Tim Scanlon is named a leading lawyer.
IFLR1000 2015

Tim Scanlon is recommended.
European Legal 500 2015

Mergers and Acquisitions expert
Who's Who Legal 100 2014

Tim Scanlon is considered by sources to be "a very good operator: practical, commercial and clients like him because they know he will get you through the deal". He is described as "one of the brightest lawyers out there".
Chambers Global & Europe 2014

Tim Scanlon is renowned for his equity expertise.
IFLR1000 2014

Commentators appreciate Tim's down-to-earth attitude and superb technical ability.
Chambers Global 2013

Tim Scanlon is highly rated by interviewees as an "exceptionally knowledgeable lawyer" who is "always so calm under pressure".
Chambers Global 2013

"Tim is the absolute industry leader, you won't get a better man."
IFLR1000 2013

Tim is also recognised as a leading lawyer by other international legal directories including IFLR1000European Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.


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