Matheson hosts briefing with Australian government minister

Helen Kelly, Peter Oakes, Vincent Crowley and Julie Bishop
Pictured: Helen Kelly, Peter Oakes, Vincent Crowley and Julie Bishop

Dublin firm Matheson hosted Australia’s foreign affairs minister at a breakfast briefing held in conjunction with the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce (IACC).

Julie Bishop, minister for foreign affairs in Australia’s federal coalition government, attended the breakfast briefing during her recent ministerial visit to Ireland.

Attendees included H.E Richard Andrews, Australian Ambassador to Ireland; H.E Breandán Ó Caollaí, Ireland’s Ambassador to Australia; IACC President Peter Oakes and Vice President Vincent Crowley; and a large number of IACC’s corporate members.

Guests discussed Ireland and Australia’s unique relationship, focussing on the strong economic links between the two countries, opportunities to collaborate particularly around FinTech, as well as the potential challenges posed by the Brexit referendum.

Helen Kelly, partner and head of EU, competition and regulatory Law at Matheson, said: “We were delighted to host Hon Julie Bishop, MP and the IACC recently.

“In light of Brexit, there is likely to be an increased focused on Ireland as a gateway to Europe for Australian companies.

“Our history of being the Irish law firm of choice for internationally focused companies means we are ideally positioned to help Australian clients navigate the challenges and opportunities posed by Brexit.”

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