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William Prentice is "without doubt one of the best lawyers in Dublin".

Chambers Global


William Prentice is a member of the Finance and Capital Markets Department at Matheson. He advises on banking and structured international finance transactions.

William acts for many of the world's leading banks, financial institutions and other financial services companies carrying on business in Ireland. Many of his clients have established activities in the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Dublin. William also provides legal advice for corporate borrowers and special purpose companies established at the IFSC.

William is a member of the firm's Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency Law Group and frequently advises on financing aspects of domestic and cross-border restructuring transactions.

William is an active member of the Law Society of Ireland.


William Prentice "is incredibly knowledgeable and detail-oriented."
Banking and Finance: Chambers Global 2020

William Prentice is named ‘Highly Regarded’
IFLR1000 2020

William Prentice is widely known throughout the market for his vast experience working with leading financial institutions and banks on a broad range of mandates across mainstream lending, syndicated lending and corporate structuring.
Banking and Finance: Chambers Europe 2019

Recognised for Banking and Finance Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2019 edition

William Prentice “has such a vast knowledge, and is certainly one of the oracles of Irish banking."
Chambers Global and Europe 2018

William Prentice is named a Highly Regarded Individual.
IFLR1000 2018

Recognised for Banking Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

Clients highlight William Prentice for his "encyclopedic knowledge" and also appreciate that he "takes the time to give user-friendly advice".
Chambers Global & Europe 2017

William Prentice "is a true master of his art. Very learned with great commercial acumen and experience".
IFLR1000 2017

William Prentice is named a Leading Lawyer.
IFLR1000 2017

William is also recognised as a leading lawyer by other international legal directories, including European Legal 500IFLR1000Euromoney Expert Guides and Best Lawyers.


Trinity College Dublin (Bachelor of Arts Moderatorship in Legal Science)