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Pat English is praised by his clients for the way in which he can "answer any question and resolve any problem that we have".

Chambers Global


Pat English is a partner in the Corporate Department at Matheson. He is head of the firm's International Business Group and co-head of the firm's US Business and Inward Investment Groups. Pat practises corporate law focusing primarily on advising overseas clients on establishing operations and doing business in and from Ireland.

In addition to advising on establishment projects, Pat advises a broad range of international, and in particular US, clients on international corporate reorganisations, pre and post-integration transactions, cross border mergers and general commercial contracts, corporate governance and compliance issues and strategies.

In September 2011, Pat returned from his role as resident counsel and head of the firm's US offices based out of our New York office where he had been based for two years.

Experience Highlights
  • Pat advises international corporations in establishing their Irish operations and is standing corporate counsel to numerous international corporations in respect of their Irish operations.
  • He advises Fortune 100 US corporations on group-wide international restructurings and leading international corporations on the Irish legal aspects of substantial pre and post merger and acquisition reorganisation, integration and consolidation projects.
  • He also provides ongoing strategic advice and counselling for a range of international corporations including in relation to cash and dividend repatriation strategies.

“Pat is a great business partner. He has great technical legal skills and understands our business.”
Corporate/M&A: Chambers 2024

“Pat is amazing. You can reach out to him any time there is an issue and you get results immediately. He is completely on top of things, super responsive and a delight to work with.”
Corporate/M&A: Chambers 2024

“Pat English is knowledgeable, practical and gives great advice.”
Corporate/M&A: Chambers Global 2023

Pat English is "able to identify issues quickly and is very pragmatic and solution-oriented."
Corporate/M&A: Chambers Global 2022

"Pat English in particular is pragmatic and practical in his approach and is always available to explain and discuss anything. His knowledge of corporate legal matters is excellent and we can always rely on him and his team to give us both comprehensive and thoughtful advice but, importantly for us, in a clear and succinct way. This is not an easy balance for any lawyer to strike but he achieves this each time".
The Legal 500 2021

Pat is described by interviewees as "extremely commercial and a very straight talker".  Further interviewees describe English as "very sharp," adding that he is "efficient and has business acumen."
Corporate /M&A: Chambers Global and Europe 2020

Pat English is recommended.
European Legal 500 2020

Pat English is a "standout partner – he delivers and is a very smart individual".
European Legal 500 2020

Recognised for Corporate Law and Investment
Best Lawyers Ireland 2019 edition

Pat English is "efficient and has business acumen".
Corporate: Chambers Global 2020

Pat English "is very good with US companies based in Ireland or Europe and understanding their needs and requirements in an Irish and European context". Clients praise his "consistent, high-quality work product and advice".
Chambers Global & Europe 2018

Recognised for Corporate Law and Investment
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

According to clients, Pat English is "very responsive and knowledgeable".
Chambers Global & Europe 2017

Pat English is recognised as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers.


University College Cork (BCL)