Michael is a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the Healthcare Group at Matheson.
Michael’s practice focuses on complex domestic and international disputes in Ireland’s Commercial Court, advising on commercial litigation and regulatory disputes. His experience includes representing professionals before regulatory bodies, representing multinational life sciences companies doing business in and through Ireland in regulatory investigations and prosecutions, and acting in judicial review proceedings to challenge regulatory and administrative decisions.
Michael co-leads the Life Sciences Group. He advises clients in relation to the regulation of medicinal products and medical devices in Ireland and has built up a strong expertise in navigating clients through interactions with regulators, including assisting multinational pharmaceutical sector clients in resolving regulatory impasses. He advises clients in relation to pricing and reimbursement issues for products supplied under Ireland’s state-sponsored community drugs schemes and he has acted for both public and private sector clients in commercial litigation concerning reimbursement issues.
Michael’s practice also focuses on mergers and acquisitions in the life sciences and healthcare sector; he advises leading global pharmaceutical companies on the regulatory aspects of acquisitions and divestitures and spin-offs of companies and assets.
Michael also has substantial experience representing clients in the defence of complex and high value healthcare claims. He regularly represents medical practitioners in the defence of regulatory complaints before the Irish Medical Council and other regulatory bodies.
Michael is a frequent speaker at healthcare and life sciences conferences and workshops and he regularly contributes articles to industry publications.