Julie is a partner in Matheson with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious restructuring, recovery and insolvency law matters and is an experienced litigator specialising in banking and financial services and shareholder disputes. She was appointed by the State to the board of semi-state company, Coillte Teoranta, in 2013.
Julie and her team advise distressed asset funds, special situations funds, investment, commercial and retail banks and asset managers involved in arranging and executing distressed asset transactions both in and from Ireland. Julie also regularly advises in relation to large scale high stakes Commercial Court disputes for companies and financial institutions. She is a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution, which allows the parties the means to resolve disputes in a cost effective, time efficient, confidential and creative manner. Year after year, her team is consistently ranked as top-tier in its field. The team is comprised of "Leading figures who are exceptional in this field – very responsive and accessible, even though they are so busy. The team is always on hand to put out fires." "Matheson is marked out as the best in this area, recognised by all parties as a top firm for strategic thinking on restructuring cases." Chambers Europe 2016
Julie is consistently ranked as one of Ireland's top restructuring and insolvency lawyers by international legal directories. Her standing in the industry is further demonstrated by her election as council member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners from 2011 – 2014, acting as Secretary and as Chair of its Educational Sub-Committee during that period. Julie is co-author of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland's Practitioners' Guide to the Commercial Court in Ireland and of the Law Society of Ireland's Insolvency Law text book. Julie is a regular contributor to Irish and international legal publications and is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences.
Julie Murphy-O'Connor provides "Excellent technical knowledge with consummate client relationship". IFLR1000 2018
Sources regard her as "extremely efficient and knowledgeable." - Chambers Europe 2017
Sources say: "She is extremely efficient and responsive, and really commits to the project at all hours. She makes things easy, finds resolutions and has a great ability to engage." Chambers Europe 2016
According to clients, Julie Murphy-O'Connor's "key characteristics are how she always looks at a commercial outcome to a problem to ensure that our position can't be weakened, and the speed of her response to our enquiries". Chambers Europe 2016