DLA Piper hires corporate partner Matthew Cole
Global law firm DLA Piper has announced the appointment of Matthew Cole as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice in Dublin.
Mr Cole will join the firm at the end of 2020 from rival firm A&L Goodbody, where he is a corporate partner. His practice focuses on M&A and equity capital markets (ECM) as well as private equity and corporate advisory.
He has led on some of Ireland’s most significant cross-border M&A and private equity transactions over the past five years, particularly in the real estate, insurance and financial services sectors.
Mr Cole’s appointment brings DLA Piper’s corporate team to six partners and legal directors, and marks the firm’s second recent hire from A&L Goodbody following the appointment of Steve Duggan as a senior associate.
Éanna Mellett, DLA Piper’s head of corporate in Ireland, said: “Matt has advised on some of the most high-profile and complex M&A deals in recent years and is one of Ireland’s most respected ECM lawyers.
“His expertise will add depth to our practice and real value for our clients. We are delighted to bring his leadership, global perspective, and deep sector experience to DLA Piper.
“He will join a growing team of trusted advisors already delivering innovative solutions across a range of corporate transactions for Irish and global clients.”
Bob Bishop, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s corporate group, added: “Our corporate team in Dublin is making great progress, both in supporting our global clients’ operations in Ireland, and by introducing new Irish clients to our international offering.
“Matt’s ECM experience is a particularly welcome addition, equipping us to advise clients on the full range of corporate and finance transactions in Ireland. As our European team continues to expand, we welcome Matt on board to further broaden and deepen our capabilities in Ireland.”