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O'Shea, Robert


O'Shea, Robert

Firm: Matheson
Position: Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial
Address: 70 Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 232 2201
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Robert O'Shea is a partner and head of the Corporate and Commercial Department at Matheson. He is co-head of the firm's US Business and Inward Investment Groups. Robert practises corporate law focusing primarily on the area of inward investment, international corporate reorganisations, post-acquisition integration and consolidation projects, spin-off transactions, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, general commercial contracts and corporate governance and compliance.

Robert has extensive experience in leading multi-jurisdictional transactions and has advised in relation to some of the largest inward investment and restructuring projects in Ireland. In particular he has extensive experience drafting and advising on the legal documentation associated with cross-border restructurings and inward investment projects and the complex legal issues that can arise in re-organisation projects.

Robert leads a team of corporate lawyers in the International Business Group who deal directly with overseas clients and counsel on cross-border transactions including re-organisations and restructurings involving Irish subsidiaries of foreign corporations and the establishment of business operations in Ireland, both by acquisition and start-up.

Robert is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the Law Society of England and Wales and an associate member of the American Bar Association (ABA). He is also a member of the European Committee of the ABA Section of International Law and also the M&A Multinational sub-committee. Robert has published and presented on a variety of corporate and international business law topics both in Ireland and overseas. He has also lectured extensively on various corporate and commercial law topics for the Law Society of Ireland, as well as at Irish universities and industry associations such as International Fiscal Association.