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Highly recommended national practice



The employment team at Matheson draws praise for its responsive and practical approach.

Bryan Dunne leads the team in Dublin, which assists Irish and international employers with legal issues in the Republic. Clients hail from the technology, financial services, and life sciences sectors, among others.

Ailbhe Dennehy was promoted to partner in March 2022, boosting the firms employment offering. Other contacts in the group are Geraldine Carr, Deirdre Crowley, and Russell Rochford.


The group is adept at taking on all aspects of workplace issues, and is able to assist with both Irish and European legislation.

On the advisory side, the department regularly supports with immigration matters (including residency registration), issues arising from Brexit, data protection, and benefits.

A major part of its advisory work relates to M&A projects, including due diligence and employee transfers (and, notably, TUPE).

The firm also offers expertise in pensions. This includes cross-border pensions transfers and the EU IORP directive.

Team members are also well-versed in more contentious matters, such as employee grievances and internal investigations processes, in particular those relating to senior executives. This prowess extends to representation in litigation, including at the High Court, in claims resulting from an array of employment-related disputes, such as individual or collective redundancies.

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