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Arthur Cox Belfast
Northern Ireland

Work Department

Corporate / commercial




Alan Taylor has been Chairman of Arthur Cox Northern Ireland since early 2016 and is the Head of our Corporate and Commercial practice.

Alan is one of the best-known and most respected Corporate lawyers in Northern Ireland. He is regularly chosen by clients in the most complex and high-profile deals as well as by start-ups for his wisdom and experience in early stage investments. Alan’s corporate client roster is comprised of the largest household names, and the most active multi-national corporates. He is the go-to adviser for overseas corporates looking at transactions in Northern Ireland and indigenous businesses at all stages of lifecycle, including large scale international acquisitions and also significant business or asset corporate disposals.


Law Society Northern Ireland; Board Member Business in the Community

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

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Arthur Cox Belfast‘s blue-chip client base includes leading companies in the agri-food, retail and technology sectors, as well as private equity funds and venture capital firms. The team advises on high-value Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and international deals. Alan Taylor leads the team, which includes ‘top corporate lawyer‘ Paul McBride; the ‘responsive, capable and incisive‘ Lynsey Mallon, who is noted for her expertise in the aerospace sector; and William Curry, who acts for some of the largest plcs in the region.

Northern Ireland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Arthur Cox Belfast is known for its expertise in advising high-net-worth individuals on estate and tax planning and handling complex, high-value probate matters. The team assists with succession planning and the creation of trusts, and regularly advises on cross-border matters for clients with interests in the Republic of Ireland and overseas. Firm chairman Alan Taylor leads the practice.

Northern Ireland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

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Arthur Cox Belfast advises a blue-chip client base, including leading multinationals and large Northern Irish companies, on IP issues including the protection and licensing of copyright works, trade marks and patents, as well as the protection of trade secrets and unregistered IP assets. Areas of expertise include the healthcare, tertiary education and aerospace sectors, and the team has been increasingly active in the advanced manufacturing and retail franchising spaces, where Lynsey Mallon is a particular specialist. The team is led by Alan Taylor and also includes Paul McBride.

Northern Ireland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Arthur Cox Belfast handles the full range of ICT matters, advising public and private sector clients on local and cross-border IT projects. The team is particularly well known for its large client base of government departments, local authorities and other public bodies, thanks in part to its specialism in public procurement. William Curry, who has advised on some of the largest IT projects in the region over the last year, and firm chairman Alan Taylor jointly lead the practice. The highly experienced Paul McBride is also a key contact.

Northern Ireland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy

Arthur Cox Belfast is known for its strength in advising on large energy sector M&A, particularly cross-border transactions, financing for conventional and renewable energy projects, and energy regulation. The team has been particularly active advising on onshore wind projects across the island of Ireland, and also assists with natural resources issues such as mining. The practice is led by chairman Alan Taylor and Dublin-based Alex McLean, and also includes Paul McBride.