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Matheson Appoints Rory Mullarkey as a Corporate Partner in London

Date: 13/12/2023

Appointment enhances Matheson's market-leading Private Capital offering

Pictured: Co-head of the Corporate Department, David Fitzgibbon, Corporate partner Sandra Lord and Rory Mullarkey in our London office. 

Matheson LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Rory Mullarkey as a partner in its Corporate practice.  Mullarkey, who will be based in Matheson's new London office, will work in the firm's market-leading Corporate M&A practice and alongside other partners across the Asset Management, Finance and Capital Markets, Financial Regulation and Tax practices.

Mullarkey was previously a senior partner in Kirkland & Ellis in London for circa fifteen years, where he successfully led the growth of its private equity team.  He has extensive experience in private equity and a large network of key contacts in the London, European and US markets.  Significant client experience includes work with Bain Capital and Apax Partners.

He will work with Matheson's private capital lawyers across the private equity, fundraising / asset management, private client, tax, infrastructure and real estate areas.

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner of Matheson, said, "I am delighted to welcome Rory to Matheson.  His appointment is a significant addition to our growing and diverse team of talent in our London base.  His exceptional background and skillset offers Matheson the opportunity to further expand our private capital practice across our investment funds, private equity, financial services and tax practices, areas where Matheson is already a market leader, and will allow us to package together a number of key legal services specifically for our private capital clients."

About Rory Mullarkey

  • Rory holds a first-class degree in law and French law from the University of Manchester and the University of Burgundy (1995).  He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1999.
  • He joined Kirkland & Ellis from Allen & Overy in 2007 working as a partner until 2022.
  • Long-time Bain Capital and Apax Partners relationship partner
  • Recent deals for Mullarkey include advising Bain Capital on its 2021 acquisition of aero engine manufacturer ITP Aero from Rolls-Royce for €1.7bn and advising Inmarsat and its controlling consortium of private equity investors on its $7.3 Billion combination with Viasat in 2021.



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