Matheson has made several senior appointments in its corporate practice area.
Davinia Brennan and Rory O’Keeffe have joined as partners in the technology and innovation group, while Caroline Kearns and Niamh Mulholland have joined the financial institutions group as partner and consultant, respectively.
Managing partner Michael Jackson said the firm was delighted to welcome the four senior legal practitioners to partnership at Matheson, in sectors that continue to experience rapid transformational change.
In addition to the eight new partners appointed earlier this year, 2021 has also seen Matheson appoint 40 newly qualified solicitors at the firm.
Davinia Brennan moves from ALG and has over 10 years’ expertise in data protection, privacy, information technology, and e-commerce law.
She is also a member of the editorial board of the PDP Data Protection Ireland Journal.
Caroline Kearns regularly acts for many of Europe’s leading warranty and indemnity underwriters, advising on the underwriting of high-value international M&A transactions, as well as domestic Irish transactions, across all sectors.
She trained and qualified at Matheson and has spent over 10 years working with Norton Rose Fulbright in London and, most recently, DLA Piper.
Niamh Mulholland joins Matheson as a consultant in the firm’s financial institutions group, having previously led the asset-management regulatory practice at KPMG. She previously worked at the Central Bank.
Rory O’Keeffe, who was previously a senior legal counsel at Accenture, is a technology and outsourcing lawyer, and is re-joining Matheson after ten years.
He specialises in cloud, digital and business transformation, AI, robotics, IoT, cybersecurity, system integration and complex technology contracting.
O’Keeffe is a committee member of the Society of Computers and Law.