Ireland: New Managing Partner At Matheson
Last Updated: 29 October 2015

Matheson is pleased to announce that Michael Jackson (pictured left) has been elected as its new Managing Partner for a four year term commencing on 1 January 2016.  Michael will succeed long standing Managing Partner Liam Quirke (pictured right), who will become the firm's Chairman from the start of next year.

Michael has been the head of Matheson's Financial Services Practice for more than a decade and advises many of the world's leading financial institutions, investment banks, asset management companies and broker-dealers.  In addition to being one of Ireland's most highly regarded financial services lawyers, Michael is one of the industry's pre-eminent thought leaders.  Through his active involvement in the financial services industry, including a term as Chairman of Irish Funds, he has led numerous initiatives which have resulted in the introduction of important legislative provisions and significantly enhanced the competitiveness of Ireland's global financial services offering.

Commenting on his appointment, Michael said; "I am delighted and honoured to have been chosen by my fellow partners to serve as Managing Partner of Matheson at what is a very exciting time in the development of the firm.  The current economic and regulatory environments continue to present Irish and international businesses with opportunities and challenges in areas on which Matheson is ideally placed to advise.  I look forward to working with my partners and our clients to achieve continued success for our clients and for the firm.  I am also delighted that Liam will continue to contribute to the implementation of our strategy and our future growth.  His election as Chairman of the firm is a testament of the high regard in which he is held within the partnership."

Liam Quirke, outgoing managing partner said, "I know Michael will be a terrific leader of Matheson.  Law firm leadership is about people, business and law.  Michael has spent his entire career in Matheson and he is hugely respected in the market as a business leader as well as a lawyer.  This combination of attributes and experience gives him the ideal skill set to deliver the superior sustainable performance which our people, our clients and our firm have come to expect.  I look forward to seeing him lead the firm to new heights."

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