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Europe Guide 2022
Ireland Corporate/M&A
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7 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Matheson LLP

Matheson's Corporate M&A Group is one of the leading corporate practices in Ireland, with more partners ranked by Chambers & Partners than any other Irish law firm.  The group is consistently mandated on the most high-profile and complex transactions in domestic and international markets.

The corporate group, which is led by 30 partners, is one of the largest in any Irish law firm, with over 100 of the most experienced corporate lawyers in Ireland.

We advise clients on the full range of public and private transactions, private equity transactions, fundraisings, strategic joint ventures, migrations, divestments, reorganisations and corporate compliance and governance issues.                                       

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A - Ireland
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What the team is known for

Matheson is a market-leading law firm frequently acting for multinational clients on cross-border transactions, including foreign direct investment, often utilising its offices in the USA. It showcases impressive expertise in the full gamut of M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations. The team also advises on corporate governance topics and is noted for its full-service offering in supplementary practice areas such as tax. The law firm additionally assists with public M&A deals and share placements.

Work Highlights

Provided by Matheson LLP
  • Assisted Willis Towers Watson with its USD76 billion merger with Aon.

Notable Practitioners

Provided by Chambers
Robert O'Shea
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Robert O'Shea
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Band 4

Department head Robert O'Shea assists international clients with corporate governance and restructuring topics. One source praises his "terrific bedside manner," adding that he is "very approachable."

Pat English
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Pat English
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Band 5

A client states that Pat English is "able to identify issues quickly and is very pragmatic and solution-oriented." He is adept at handling corporate governance, integration and reorganisation mandates, often with cross-border elements.

Brian McCloskey
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Brian McCloskey
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Band 5

Brian McCloskey is a well-regarded M&A lawyer who often acts on cross-border transactions.

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Fergus Bolster
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Band 4

Fergus Bolster regularly advises on cross-border M&A deals and corporate restructurings. He has experience acting for investment companies as well as clients from the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

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George Brady
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Band 2

A client notes that George Brady "is very good at negotiating. He will tackle problems in a calm way and will look for the solutions," adding: "Even with difficult counterparties, he will find the best solution." He is frequently instructed by international clients to advise on high-value M&A transactions.

David Fitzgibbon
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David Fitzgibbon
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Band 2

David Fitzgibbon has an impressive track record handling high-end and international transactions. A source describes him as an "incredibly technical lawyer who is very highly respected."

Patrick Spicer
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Patrick Spicer
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A client highlights Patrick Spicer's "great ability to understand the core issues in any transaction incredibly quickly, and to distil these issues and the solutions into clear and commercially focused advice." His impressive practice often covers high-end and multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions.

Ranked Lawyers at
Matheson LLP

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Patrick Spicer
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Patrick Spicer
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Band 1
David Fitzgibbon
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David Fitzgibbon
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Band 2
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George Brady
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Band 2
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Fergus Bolster
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Band 4
Robert O'Shea
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Robert O'Shea
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Band 4
Brian McCloskey
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Brian McCloskey
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Band 5
Pat English
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Pat English
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Band 5