Padraic Roche is Group General Counsel at Waystone. At Waystone, Padraic has oversight and day-to-day responsibility for the both the global legal function and the internal company secretarial function. In his role he advises on a wide range of matters of a strategic nature, including, mergers and acquisitions, operational matters, integrations and reorganisations, development of new business lines, regulatory engagement and key client-related matters.
Padraic began his career in private practice with A&L Goodbody, where he trained as a solicitor and worked post-qualification in the corporate department He subsequently worked in a number of roles in industry, including serving as General Counsel and Company Secretary of Malin Corporation plc for three years.
Prior to joining Waystone, Padraic was a Corporate Partner Matheson, a leading Irish law firm, where his practice focused on advising both public and private companies on a range of corporate law issues, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, restructuring/reorganisations and corporate governance.
Padraic holds a first-class honours degree in Corporate Law from NUI, Galway and a Msc in Business from UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School. Padraic is a qualified Solicitor and a member of the Law Society of Ireland and qualified to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales.