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Welcome to Matheson

The law firm of choice for internationally-focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland.

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About Us

Established in 1825 in Dublin, Ireland and with offices in Cork, London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco, 860 people work across Matheson’s six offices, including 122 partners and tax principals and over 560 legal, tax and digital services professionals. Matheson services the legal needs of internationally-focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. Our clients include over half of the world’s 50 largest banks, 7 of the world’s 10 largest asset managers, 7 of the top 10 global technology brands and we have advised the majority of the Fortune 100 companies.

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Our expertise is spread across more than 30 practice groups, including Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate, International Business, Mergers and Acquisitions, Technology and Innovation, Digital Services, Intellectual Property, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, EU and Competition, Asset Management and Investment Funds, Employment, Pensions and Benefits, Commercial Real Estate, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Healthcare, Insurance, Tax, Private Client, Energy and Infrastructure, FinTech and Life Sciences. We work collaboratively across all areas, reinforcing a client first ethos among our people, and our broad and interconnected spread of industry and sectoral expertise allows us to provide the full range of legal advice and services to our clients.

At Matheson, we have always been committed to having a strong presence where our clients are located. We were the first European law firm to establish a presence in Silicon Valley (in 1996) and, together with our offices in New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco, our six partner-led offices demonstrate our commitment to client service and responsiveness to the needs of our clients - wherever they are located. Our standards of client care have been built on the implementation of a clear client-focused strategy; a commitment to legal excellence; and the calibre of our legal and business services professionals. Our core values of partnership, respect, innovation, diversity and entrepreneurship characterise our collective dynamic as a firm, and push us to achieve the highest standards as legal professionals and advisers to our clients.

Gender Pay Gap Report

Matheson has published its gender pay gap report for the period July 2022 to June 2023.  This report shows our overall gender pay and bonus gaps based on hourly rates of pay as at our reference date of 29 June 2023.  The Gender Pay Gap Information Act of 2021 requires organisations with more than 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap data within six months of their reference date.

Our analysis has identified that where pay gaps exist, they are the result of more men than women in senior positions in our firm, and of differing work patterns between our male and female employees.

Matheson is committed to a series of actions and policies to address pay gaps in our firm.  These include, but are not limited to, continuing to review annually our remuneration and bonus structures; ensuring open roles advertised are equally attractive to both male and female applicants; reviewing work allocation policies to ensure all employees have the same work opportunities; and supporting colleagues who take family leave so that when they return to the firm, they can quickly return to the same level of performance and earning potential as colleagues who did not take family leave.

We will continue to challenge ourselves to ensure that we are putting equity and fairness at the forefront of our business for the benefit of our people, our clients and our firm.  You can read Matheson's Gender Pay Gap Report for 2023  here.