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Kieran Trant is a partner and a member of the US Business and Inward Investment Groups at Matheson.

Kieran practices corporate law and works with international companies on the establishment, expansion and operation of their businesses in Ireland. Kieran also advises clients on the complex legal and commercial issues that can arise on international transactions involving Irish subsidiaries of overseas companies, including advising on a broad range of corporate reorganisations.

As their Irish corporate counsel, Kieran also advises multinational companies on a broad range of corporate governance and general commercial issues, including directors' duties and compliance matters. In addition, he provides ongoing corporate advice and strategic counselling to clients, including advice in relation to distributions and complex cash repatriation strategies.

Kieran was previously seconded to Matheson’s Palo Alto and San Francisco offices and is a frequent visitor to the San Francisco Bay Area and other US locations where his clients are based.

Experience Highlights
  • Providing ongoing strategic advice as standing Irish corporate counsel to numerous international companies in the technology, life sciences and other industry sectors.
  • Advising international corporations on some of the largest and significant establishment and expansion projects in Ireland.
  • Advising numerous Fortune 100 US multinationals on the planning and implementation of group-wide international restructurings, including IP and other business reorganisations, pre- and post-acquisition integration transactions, consolidation and rationalisation projects, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, supply chain restructurings, spin-off, carve out and separation transactions, as well as cash and dividend repatriation strategies.
  • Managing significant multi-jurisdictional international reorganisations.

Kieran Trant is "responsive, flexible in terms of arriving at tailored legal solutions, and has a strong commercial understanding".
European Legal 500 2020

Kieran Trant "does a wonderful job".
Chambers Europe 2019

Kieran Trant is "always available and provides excellent advice. I’m continuously impressed with his broad experience, and his ability to leverage that to get us the best possible outcome".
Chambers Europe 2019


University College Cork (BCL)

University College Cork (LLM)

Law Society of Ireland, Solicitor