Matheson, the law firm.
Matheson's primary focus is on serving the Irish legal needs of internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. Our clients include the majority of the Fortune 100 companies. We also advise 7 of the top 10 global technology brands and over half of the world's 50 largest banks. We are headquartered in Dublin and also have offices in London, New York and Palo Alto. More than 600 people work across our four offices, including 74 partners and tax principals and over 350 legal and tax professionals.
Our strength in depth is spread across more than 20 distinct practice areas.
Asset management and investment funds
Aviation and Asset Finance
Banking and Financial services
Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring
Structured Finance and Tax
This broad spread of expertise and legal know-how allows us to provide best-in-class advice to clients on all facets of the law.
Established in 1825, our success has been built on the implementation of a clear market-focused strategy, a commitment to excellence and the calibre of our people. We pride ourselves on our record of providing a top quality service to our clients, by anticipating their needs and delivering the best possible results to them.
‘An excellent legal partner, they look at every assignment from the client's perspective.'
International Law Office
Recent awards and accolades
Matheson was named Irish Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year 2015 at the International Tax Review European Awards; and also won European M&A Tax Deal of the Year 2015 and European Consumer Products Tax Deal of the Year 2015 at the same ceremony.
'Best AIFMD Law Firm in Europe 2015', Wealth & Finance International
Matheson named European Law Firm of the Year 2015 at the Hedge Fund Journal Awards.
Matheson advised on two of Finance Dublin’s Deals of the Year 2015. The award-winning deals were in the Loans and Financing (PPP) and Financial Services (Investment Funds) categories.
Matheson named Best Funds Lawyer Europe 2014 at the European ETF.com Awards
Matheson named Law Firm of the Year at Irish Pensions Awards 2014
Matheson is the only Irish law firm to be commended by the Financial Times for innovation in corporate law, finance law, dispute resolution and corporate strategy - Financial Times 2012-2014
'Best AIFMD Law Firm in Europe 2014', Wealth & Finance International
Matheson advised on five of Finance Dublin’s Deals of the Year 2014. The award-winning deals were in the Mergers & Acquisitions; Equity Capital Markets; Financial Services (Ireland); and Financial Services (International) categories.
"Irish Tax Firm of the Year", International Tax Review Awards 2013
"Client Choice" award for Ireland 2013, International Law Office, for the seventh time. Matheson was the first Irish law firm to receive the "Client Choice" award for Ireland in 2005
Law Firm Matheson Appoints 12 New Partners with Specialist Knowledge in High-growth Sectors of Irish Economy
Brexit vote not ‘an accident or a fluke’, ‘we’ve got to move on with our life’ and any talk of second vote dismissed – Lord Jonathan Hill
Matheson Brussels Interview on Brexit with EU Commissioner Phil Hogan
University students to explore new ways of encouraging business in a post-Brexit Ireland
Matheson partner shortlisted for 2016 Women Mean Business Awards
Diversity is a Strategic Business Priority for Matheson
New partners appointed at Matheson
Matheson Collaboration with Academia sees Graduates Reap the Rewards
The Lobbying Act 2015: First Reporting Period Set to Commence
Matheson advises Willis on its $18 billion merger with Towers Watson
New Trusted Partner Initiative to enable fast tracking of employment permits
Matheson announces ground-breaking three-year commitment to New Art at IMMA
Matheson shortlisted for International Firm of the Year award
Matheson named Law Firm of the Year at Irish Pensions Awards
Matheson announced as one of the Financial Times’ 50 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe 2014
Matheson partners address International Corporate Restructuring Summit
Matheson wins award at American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2014
ICAV Bill Published
Matheson advises Perella Weinberg Partners LP on Medtronic’s acquisition of Covidien
The Society for Computers and Law Irish Group launches at Matheson offices
Matheson advises Apax in relation to the initial public offering by King on the NYSE
Ireland is the leading European funds location according to a survey of global asset managers
Landmark High Court decision provides clarity on the duties of pension scheme trustees
Matheson hosts breakfast seminar on the latest developments in data protection law
Overview of the Key Provisions of the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016
Embracing Technology Crucial to Future Success of Law Firms
Matheson Appoints Tara Doyle as Head of the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group
Michael Jackson is New Managing Partner at Matheson
Ireland's Budget Statement 2016 - Key points for multinational companies
Ireland’s defamation laws in the spotlight
Court of Appeal confirms bank's right to increase variable interest rate
Matheson and Maynooth University Join Forces in Unique Student Initiative
New Irish corporate vehicle for establishing investment funds
Matheson advises on USD 1 billion Trade MAPS Series 2013-1 Notes issuance
Law firm launches blog to discuss online liability
Top Students on Career Fast-Track at Leading Irish Law Firm, Matheson
Mr Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Matheson comments on Brexit outcome:
Matheson Partner Pat English wins ‘Transatlantic Rising Star’ at American Lawyer Awards
Public and Private Sectors Combine to Build New Play Park for Ballyfermot
Matheson Wins European Law Firm of the Year 2015
Matheson to purchase Investec’s Irish Stock Exchange listing business
The Irish government is creating a new type of fund vehicle