Pat English

Pat is a partner and senior member of the US Business and Inward Investment Groups at Matheson. Pat practises corporate law focusing primarily on advising overseas clients on establishing operations and doing business in and through 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 was based from summer 2009.

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 restructuring 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.

As a former partner in the firm's New York office, Pat English concentrates on advising foreign clients doing business in Ireland. He represents a number of big-name clients, including Google, Twitter and Blizzard.

Corporate / M&A: Chambers Global Chambers 2013.

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 2011

New York based junior partner Patrick English “carries himself with the confidence and experience of a much more senior lawyer”’.
Corporate and Commercial: European Legal 500 2011

Pat English elicits praise from clients for his “proactive approach and ability to deal effectively with complicated issues”.
Corporate: Chambers Global 2011

“The group is incredibly creative, responsive and attentive.”
Chambers Global 2010

Key names in the firm’s international business group include Robert O’Shea and Pat English.
Chambers Global 2010

Pat English is "very knowledgeable on company law in a cross-border context, and well attuned to the Irish marketplace”.
Corporate / M&A: Chambers Europe 2009

Contributed to


Doing business in: Ireland
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the key legal and commercial considerations for a business when commencing business operations in Ireland. It considers the business environment in Ireland, forming and financing a company in Ireland, opening a branch office and a bank account in Ireland, property leases, immigration control, key employment laws, contracts under Irish law and an overview of tax, data protection and other regulatory matters in Ireland.

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