Liz Grace is a partner at Matheson with expertise in financial services law. She is also the firm's communications strategy director.
Liz is an accomplished and commercially focused professional with over 15 years' experience in law and the financial services sector. She has a strong investment funds background and is a partner in the firm's Asset Management and Investment Funds Department. Liz was appointed communications strategy director at the firm in 2016.
Liz's experience in investment funds law stems from several years of practice in the area, working from early on in her career in 2000 with Matheson's global asset management client base in the establishment, operation and re-structuring of Irish domiciled investment funds. She established the first dedicated knowledge management function at practice level in Matheson, focusing on the law and regulator of investment funds and asset managers, in particular in relation to emerging European and Irish legal and regulatory developments affecting asset managers and investment funds.
In 2012, Liz wrote the first university Funds Law syllabus in Ireland for Maynooth University and was appointed Visiting Professor in Funds Law at Maynooth University. Liz also established the annual Matheson Funds Law Internship Awards in a collaboration between Matheson and Maynooth.
Liz's postgraduate qualifications include a master's degree in law from Oxford University, where one of her focal points was European business regulation. She has lectured on the UCITS and AIFMD European Union legal frameworks at the Academy of European Law, Germany. Liz has also lectured and tutored in Financial Services Law at the Law School of the Law Society of Ireland, and has tutored in the Law of Trusts at the Law School, Trinity College Dublin.
She is a member of 100 Women in Finance, the International Bar Association and the St Edmund Hall Oxford Association. She is also a friend of the Academy of European Law.
"Elizabeth Grace is fantastic. It is very rare to have a partner who would have so much interaction, so she's very hands-on. Elizabeth's been very active, and has worked on things that make it clear she's not acting from a self-interest standpoint". – Chambers Europe
"Elizabeth Grace has "technical knowledge second to none" and provides "rigorous attention to detail". – IFLR1000