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Matheson Appoints Partner Joe Beashel as Head of London Office

Date: 22/01/2024

Appointment underlines firm's commitment to UK and international growth strategy

Matheson LLP is pleased to announce that Joe Beashel, a partner in the firm's Financial Institutions Group, has been appointed as head of Matheson's London office.

As well as leading the 25-strong London team, which includes seven partners, Joe will continue to work as a partner in the Financial Institutions Group and to service his existing Ireland- and UK-based clients.

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner of Matheson said, "The UK is key to Matheson's international growth strategy and London is home to most of the world's largest financial institutions.  This appointment is further evidence of our commitment to growing our business and to enhancing our offering to our clients in the UK and across Europe.  As head of the London office, Joe will continue to drive our UK strategy forward and build on the success of the office to date.  I and all of the firm wish Joe all the best in his new role."

"I would also like to thank Sharon Daly for her leadership of the London office for the past five years, a period during which the successful implementation of firm's strategy for London has seen the office grow and thrive.  I look forward to continuing to work with Sharon in her new role as consultant at Matheson."

Joe Beashel joined Matheson in 2004, having previously been CEO of the Irish subsidiary of a large international financial services company.  He helped to establish the Matheson's regulatory risk team, originally as part of the Asset Management Department.  He advises many leading international and domestic financial institutions on all aspects of regulatory engagement and risk, and is recognised as a market leader in his field.

The previous head of the London office, Sharon Daly, has been appointed as a consultant to the firm.

Joe Beashel's appointment follows the recent arrival of Rory Mullarkey as a partner in the firm's Corporate practice.  Mullarkey, who is also based in Matheson's London office, works in the firm's market-leading Corporate M&A practice and alongside other partners across the Asset Management, Finance and Capital Markets, Financial Regulation and Tax practices.

Matheson's London team has recently advised on some high-profile matters, including advising Waterland Private Equity on the successful closing of its ninth institutional fund, raising €4 billion earlier this year.  Members of the team also recently assisted Ares on the tax aspects of its third Irish direct lending fund, which is set to raise almost $12 billion from investors.  The team advised on the sale of Digital Care, a leading embedded protection company, to bolttech, a fast-growing international insurtech.  Members of the team have also advised An Post on the sale of its stake in Premier Lotteries Ireland DAC (PLI), the licenced operator of the Irish National Lottery, to La Française des Jeux (FDJ).


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