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PSL Faculty


Nicola White

Director of Learning and Development

Nicola is responsible for implementing Matheson’s Learning and Development strategy. Nicola’s role focuses on:

  • designing and managing our innovative lawyer development programmes in partnership with leading global educational organisations;
  • developing and delivering our client training programmes in partnership with our executive education providers; and
  • implementing our graduate recruitment and retention strategy.

Dr. Irene Lynch Fannon

Head of Knowledge Management

Irene is responsible for:

  • Firm-wide Know How production, both written content and events
  • Ensuring that Know How created within Matheson by the PSL Faculty and others is disseminated effectively within the firm and to our global client base; and
  • Developing strategies around digital services and know how in Matheson.


Dorothy Hargaden


Dorothy specialises in corporate law, regulation and practice, including:

  • Irish and European company law;
  • domestic and international corporate transactions, such as, mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; corporate restructurings; private equity; IPOs; other equity capital markets transactions; and
  • Irish corporate law advice to overseas clients contemplating inward investment, cross-border re-organisations and integration projects.

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Noreen Kavanagh

Commercial Real Estate

Noreen specialises in Commercial Real Estate, and Construction and Engineering, including:

  • property acquisition, disposal, taxation and investment structuring;
  • commercial leasing and landlord and tenant law;
  • property development and construction;
  • planning and environmental law;
  • property and project financing; and
  • Public Private Partnership construction and capital project transactions.


Brónagh Maher

Asset Management and Investment Funds

Brónagh specialises in asset management and investment funds law, regulation and practice, including:

  • Irish and European financial services legislation;
  • establishment of private and public investment funds;
  • listing investment funds on the Irish Stock Exchange Euronext Dublin;
  • structuring, marketing and sale of investment instruments and investment products; and
  • investment advice and other financial services.


Ursula McMahon


Ursula specialises in general commercial and corporate law including:

  • Irish company law;
  • Irish corporate law aspects of all type of structuring, refinancing, inter and intra-group transactions and re-organisations; and
  • domestic and international corporate transactions, such as, mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures, partnership structures and private equity transactions.


Claire Scannell

Financial Institutions

Claire specialises in financial services law, regulation and practice, including:

  • the authorisation of financial service providers such as insurance and reinsurance firms, insurance intermediaries, payment institutions, e-money institutions, MiFID firms and retail credit institutions;
  • assisting financial service providers with the effective and timely implementation of changes required by regulatory developments;
  • conducting reviews of financial service providers’ existing processes and procedures to ensure and simplify compliance.