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VICTORIA HOUSE, GLOUCESTER STREET, BELFAST, BT1 4LS, NORTHERN IRELAND
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Work 028 9023 0007
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Fax 028 9023 3464
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Belfast, Dublin, London, Mountain View, New York

Paul McBride

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Work 44 28 9089 4531
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Arthur Cox

Position

Paul McBride joined Arthur Cox as a Corporate Partner in 2017. He is a former Partner and Head of Office for a top-100 international law firm.

Paul has advised in numerous significant mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, venture capital investments and project financings in Northern Ireland. Paul is named as a leading lawyer for corporate/mergers and acquisitions by all leading legal listings. He provides clarity in legal discussions and is a proven, tenacious negotiator.

Paul is a partner in the corporate group and head of the Belfast office. He has advised in numerous significant mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, venture capital investments and project financings in Northern Ireland. Paul is named as a leading lawyer (band one) for corporate/mergers and acquisitions by ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘Chambers Europe Guide to the Legal Profession’. ‘Chambers’ comments that ‘Paul always provides clarity in any legal discussion and is “a super negotiator”’. ‘Chambers UK’ also ranks Paul as a lead partnership lawyer (band one) and with a growing profile in the energy sector.

Career

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Legal 500 > Northern Ireland: Corporate and commercial > Corporate and M&A: Hall of Fame

Legal 500 > Northern Ireland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms: Hall of Fame

Legal 500 > Northern Ireland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual Property: Hall of Fame

Member

Law Society of Northern Ireland.

Education

Queens University of Belfast (LLB (Hons)); Cambridge University (LLM).


Northern Ireland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Paul McBride - Arthur Cox Belfast

Within: Corporate and M&A

Arthur Cox Belfast ’s ‘very responsive’ corporate team attracts praise for its ability to provide ‘technically superb’ advice to international and local clients from the agri-food, technology, energy, retail and pharmaceutical sectors. Agri-food-sector highlights included advising Northern Ireland-based food producer Dunbia on its high-profile merger and joint venture with meat producer Dawn Meats, which involved competition issues across international jurisdictions, and representing US-based poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride in its $1bn acquisition of Northern Ireland-based poultry producer Moy Park. Tech-sector highlights included acting for Ulster University in a joint venture project with BT, which involved the construction of the BT Ireland Innovation Centre. Alan Taylor heads the practice, which includes key partners Paul McBride and the ‘very commercialLynsey Mallon.

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Northern Ireland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Paul McBride - Arthur Cox Belfast

Within: IT and telecoms

Arthur Cox Belfast’s team is singled out for its ‘responsiveness and attention to detail’; the group advises private and public sector clients on IT transactions and compliance matters. A key strength of the practice is assisting clients with high-profile public-sector IT procurement mandates. The team is assisting the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs with implementing its £8.7m IT system to track the health of food animals in the country after representing the client in the successful procurement of the contract, and advising Land and Property Services on its LPS Nova Programme, involving a number of procurement projects in order to digitally transform the functions and services of LPS. Other key clients include the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. William Curry leads the team, in which Paul McBride is also a key name.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Paul McBride - Arthur Cox Belfast

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