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Expertise


We are consistently ranked as a leading finance and capital markets law firm in Ireland.  Our Finance and Capital Markets team consists of more than 50 lawyers and advises financial institutions and corporations involved in arranging and executing all forms of finance and capital markets transactions in Ireland. We act for all of the major Irish banks and financial institutions, corporate borrowers and many of the world's leading international banks, investment managers and investment funds, securities and derivatives trading houses, broker dealers, insurance companies, alternative finance providers, supranational organisations, rating agencies, trustees and other financial services firms in relation to their lending, borrowing, finance and capital markets transactions and arrangements. We are actively involved in, and hold representative positions on, numerous industry organisations and trade bodies and have been instrumental in proposing, drafting and advising on many changes to finance and capital markets legislation in Ireland. We are often involved in innovative and cutting edge transactions in Ireland, from advising on market leading loan sales transactions, bond issues and syndicated loans  to the establishment of the first Irish repackaging platforms, to advising on the first Sukuk bond issued under Irish tax law, to advising on Europe’s first marketplace lending securitisation. We were the first Irish law firm to win the European Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year as awarded by the International Tax Review.

Our Team

Accolades

‘The team stand out for their knowledge of the Irish market and commercial outlook when dealing with banks”
Banking and Finance: Legal 500 2020

‘They know our business well and have good turnaround times.‘
Banking and Finance: Legal 500 2020

‘”In-depth knowledge of the local market‘”
Banking and Finance: Legal 500 2020

"Commercial, accurate, quick turn around and willing to give an opinion." 
IFLR1000 2020

"Commercially focused team that work in a collaborative way."
IFLR1000 2020

"Efficient, helpful, knowledgeable and exceptionally reliable."
IFLR1000 2020

"The firm’s main strength lies in the ability of Gerry Thornton as lead contact within the firm who can solve problems and provide rational advice."
IFLR1000 2020

"Matheson provides expert and commercial practical legal advice to us in all areas, particularly, insolvency, portfolio sales, general banking and real estate. All solicitors whom we deal with are exceptionally responsive, highly reliable and legal experts in their chosen fields. No recognised weaknesses identified in Matheson's service over the years."
IFLR1000 2020

"Matheson was highly professional and provided local expertise in distinct area of law pertaining to the rail industry. Conor Blennerhassett was extremely efficient and responsive, given our strict deadlines and timing for response assistance. We also found his expertise to be reliable and concise, considering the budgetary concerns and constrictions we had. I would highlight the firm’s greatest strength to be their thoroughness and quality of their work product combined with their responsive and strong client relationship, which we developed over the course of our project. The firm’s service costs are on the high end, however, that is the norm with any firm of this calibre."
IFLR1000 2020

"Outstanding service. Strong sector knowledge and commercial approach."
IFLR1000 2020

"Strengths: very professional, always understands our position and aligns with it. Weakness: some teams take longer than expected with their responses."
IFLR1000 2020

"Very commercial firm with emphasis on client relationships."
IFLR1000 2020

"They are fantastic at getting the deal done and leading negotiations. They are very good at coming up with innovative solutions in commercial negotiations."
Chambers Europe 2019

Matheson have "always been efficient in dealing with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions".
Banking and Financial Services: Chambers Europe 2019

Matheson is “at the top of the top five” firms in this field.
Banking and Financial Services: Chambers Europe 2019

"They have excellent technical and industry knowledge and are always welcoming."
IFLR1000 2019