Firm Profile > Arthur Cox > Dublin, Ireland

Arthur Cox
10 EARLSFORT TERRACE
DUBLIN 2
D02 T380
Ireland

Banking and finance Tier 1

Arthur Cox is particularly noted for its 'best in class' real estate finance practice, with key strength in the social housing and private rented sector (PRS). In addition, the firm's wide-ranging expertise also covers acquisition finance, structured finance, loan portfolio sales, and green and sustainable finance. Jointly led by Ultan Shannon and Kevin Lynch, the team is experienced in acting on high-profile domestic and international transactions. The 'incredibly gifted' Grainne Hennessy specialises in corporate, syndicated and real estate finance, while firm chair Orla O’Connor is experienced in loan portfolio transactions. Senior associate Ciara Buckley has notable real estate finance expertise.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Lynch; Ultan Shannon

Other key lawyers:

Grainne Hennessy; Orla O’Connor; Niamh Quinn; Matthew Dunn; Ciara Buckley

Testimonials

‘The real estate finance team at Arthur Cox are best in class. They are very knowledgeable about the market and best practice. They provide detailed and user-friendly advice and are always willing to make a recommendation. They put their client’s interests first and are sensible in their approach. They offer a very stable team to work on matters and are all a pleasure to work with.’

‘Grainne Hennessy is an incredibly gifted lawyer and one of the best in the Irish market. Her knowledge of the law, the market and general practice is excellent. She is very personable and easy to deal with. She would be our go-to person with any complex matters.’

‘Ciara Buckley is an excellent senior associate. She is very able to lead complex transactions and is able to distill complex legal issues into sensible and understandable advice.’

‘Kevin Lynch is very pragmatic and commercial. He is sensible and knows how to get a deal done.’

Key clients

Bank of Ireland

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

Bank of Scotland/Lloyds Banking Group

Kennedy Wilson

Blackstone

Citibank

Goldman Sachs

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BNP Paribas

Wells Fargo

Deutsche Bank

DWS (real estate investment arm of Deutsche Bank)

PGIM

Ashtead Group PLC

Quadrant Real Estate Advisors LLC

Applegreen plc

Total Produce plc

Greencore Group plc

Apollo Management International LLP

NatWest Markets

Brookfield Asset Management

Alanis Capital

Capital markets Tier 1

Arthur Cox is a 'leader' in the capital markets space, acting on complex, high-value DCM and ECM matters. The DCM group has been highly active in securitisations, as well as public, high-yield and green bond issuances. The team includes Cormac Kissane, Glenn Butt, who leads the firm's Russian capital markets group, and Aiden Small, who has notable expertise in the structuring of credit originator platforms. On the ECM side, the team, which includes Maura McLaughlin and Cian McCourt, has extensive experience advising Irish-listed companies and Irish plcs listed on the NYSE and Nasdaq on IPOs and capital raisings.

Practice head(s):

Cormac Kissane; Cian McCourt

Other key lawyers:

Glenn Butt; Aiden Small; Phil Cody; Brendan Wallace; Maura McLaughlin; Stephen Ranalow; Chris McLaughlin; Conor McCarthy

Testimonials

‘The team has a broad and deep knowledge of the capital markets space. The partners on the team are pre-eminent in their field and come with a breadth of experience that is streets ahead of the competition.’

‘Cormac Kissane is a class act, an outstandingly astute and pragmatic operator with a deep knowledge of his field. He is hugely responsive and has an instinctive understanding of our priorities and our needs.’

‘The team at Arthur Cox are simply leaders in this space. Their knowledge and expertise in the equity capital markets space in particular is truly exceptional and they are extremely skilled in their approach to capital raisings and IPOs.’

‘The approachability, availability and knowledge of each individual deserves a call-out. Allied to that, the cohesion within the teams themselves is fantastic and is clearly evident in the output received. Aiden Small and Cian McCourt warrant particular mention.’

‘The DCM team at Arthur Cox have a very sophisticated understanding of the market. They have impressive bench depth and can always put forward a strong and responsive team.’

‘For debt capital markets work, Phil Cody is one of the standout partners. He is my go-to Irish counsel for debt transactions, in particular anything with an added level of complexity. He is technically excellent, has great industry experiences and deep market knowledge. I have recommended him to colleagues and they have always found him a pleasure to deal with and someone who gives clear, pragmatic advice. As Arthur Cox’s NY head, his exposure to the New York market, in my view, gives him a unique perspective among Irish DCM lawyers.’

‘They’re quick, knowledgeable and proactive. The depth of knowledge and certainty across the team is unlike any other I’ve seen in Dublin.’

‘Glenn Butt is excellent at what he does. He is pragmatic, thoughtful and clear about the pros and cons of any options.’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

Citigroup

Bank of America

Credit Suisse

Bank of Ireland

Lone Star

CarVal

M&G

KKR

Blackstone/GSO

Partners Group

Alkermes plc

Allegion plc

Allergan plc

Applegreen plc

Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc

Bank of Ireland plc

CRH plc

Eaton Corporation

Flutter Entertainment plc

Fusion Fuel Green plc

Glanbia plc

Grafton Group plc

Greencore Group plc

Green REIT plc

Johnson Controls International plc

Mallinckrodt plc

Linde plc

Medtronic plc

nVent Electric plc

Pentair plc

Ryanair plc

Seagate Technology plc

Strongbridge Biopharma plc

Total Produce plc

Trane Technologies plc

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Arthur Cox's 'pre-eminent' corporate and M&A team has a strong track record in highly significant domestic and cross-border deals. The team has notable expertise in public M&A, where practice head Cian McCourt is particularly active, and counts a large number of Irish-listed companies among its clients. The team also handles private M&A, private equity transactions, migrations, reorganisations and spin-outs. Other key contacts include Maura McLaughlin, Geoff MooreJohn Matson and Maeve Moran, who is experienced in advising overseas clients on inward investments and corporate governance.

Practice head(s):

Cian McCourt

Other key lawyers:

Maura McLaughlin; Geoff Moore; John Matson; Connor Manning; Stephen Ranalow; Brian O’Gorman; Maeve Moran; Michael Coyle; Conor McCarthy

Testimonials

‘The Arthur Cox M&A team is the standout leader in its field. The breadth and depth of the expertise and experience of big name partners supported by hugely talented associates is unrivalled. At Arthur Cox you get talent, drive, deep expertise, business acumen, strategic, pragmatic advice and a can-do attitude which is hard to match elsewhere.’

‘Stephen Ranalow is a class act. He’s probably the smartest lawyer of his generation, a superb strategist and has a deep understanding of what his clients need. I would want him by my side every time.’

‘Maura McLaughlin really knows her stuff and gives clear, pragmatic advice every time.’

‘Geoff Moore is outstanding.’

‘The team at Arthur Cox are truly exceptional advisers in the corporate and M&A space with a significant depth of knowledge of all matters pertinent to both public and private companies. The unique abilities of the Arthur Cox team to manage multiple competing interests, deadlines and jurisdictional considerations in the context of a merger at a truly challenging time for stakeholders and indeed the global economy were second to none.’

‘The team at Arthur Cox have the exceptional ability to merge their excellent technical skills with excellent collegial and interpersonal skills. The all-encompassing nature of the firm and the willingness of each member of the team to assist in any way that they can through each stage of the company life cycle sets them apart from their competitors. Special mention to Geoff Moore, Brian O’Gorman, Maura McLaughlin, Conor McCarthy and Maeve Moran for their invaluable expertise and insights.’

‘The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Arthur Cox is pre-eminent. The fact that it tends to command a leading role on virtually every major M&A transaction involving the Republic of Ireland speaks for itself, as does the fact that it has a very impressive roster of clients. The technical capabilities and responsiveness of the partners is undoubted.’

‘John Matson stands out for his can-do attitude, strong business sense and responsiveness.’

Key clients

Aer Lingus

Alkermes plc

Allergan plc

Aon plc

Applegreen plc

Aryzta AG

Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc

Bank of Ireland plc

Blackstone

CapVest

Cool Planet Group

CRH plc

daa plc

Flutter Entertainment plc

Frontline Ventures

Glanbia plc

Greencore Group plc

Johnson Controls International plc

Mallinckrodt plc

Mastercard

National Broadband Ireland

nVent Electric plc

Openet

Pentair plc

Ryanair

Seagate Technology plc

Strongbridge Biopharma plc

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

Trane Technologies plc

Total Produce plc

Truata

Vodafone

we.trade

Construction Tier 1

Arthur Cox has extensive experience across the construction sector, advising on the financing, planning, design and construction of a range of projects. In addition to handling office and retail developments, the team is active in the growing areas of data centres and private rental schemes. Niav O’Higgins leads the team; her client base includes investors, contractors, engineers and architects. Karen Killoran is another key figure in the team with a broad practice and is recommended by clients who value her 'practical and commercial approach'.

Practice head(s):

Niav O’Higgins

Other key lawyers:

Karen Killoran

Testimonials

‘The team in Arthur Cox have in-depth knowledge of the construction sector, market positions and an ability to think around issues and provide solution-focused advice.’

‘Karen Killoran leads the construction team. Karen is highly commercial and understands all aspects of construction. Given Karen’s experience she has helped us identify potential issues early, saving us time and money. In dealing with the issues Karen demonstrated a practical and commercial approach which has been invaluable to our firm. I would highly recommend Karen.’

‘Arthur Cox has a full service team with expertise in every area we needed to get our new enterprise up and running in Ireland.’

‘Karen Killoran, Claudia O’Sullivan and Niahm McGovern have been excellent.’

‘Arthur Cox provides excellent support to our construction organisation and have content experts in many areas affiliated to construction, enabling Arthur Cox to provide comprehensive legal support to our business.’

‘The team has worked together and provided us with the right advice on the case that we have sought. Their understanding and knowledge on the industry and the law are deep and exceptional, which helped make our case successful. Under my view, Arthur Cox is one of the top law advisors in the construction industry.’

‘The individuals at Arthur Cox that I have worked with are really professional. They have deep knowledge in law and technical ability which make their advice on our case successful.’

Key clients

Intel Ireland

Facebook Inc

Gray Manufacturing

Energia

Export Import Bank of Korea and Kookmin Bank

Oweninny Windfarm

NAMA

Intercom

TIO

Bain Capital Credit

Kennedy Wilson

Spear Street

DWS

Land Development Agency

Starwood

Coillte

Infrared Capital

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Arthur Cox advises a range of technology companies, financial institutions, and state bodies on data protection and privacy work. The team's recent work includes assisting with compliance with GDPR and other regulations, as well as advising companies entering the Irish market on data protection work. The practice also handles the data protection aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and IT services contracts. Rob Corbet is known for his work in the technology sector, and alongside Colin Rooney and Olivia Mullooly also advise clients on data breaches.

Practice head(s):

Rob Corbet; Colin Rooney; Olivia Mullooly

Key clients

CRH

Musgrave

Paddy Power Betfair plc now Flutter Entertainment plc

Intel

Genomics Medicine Ireland

Egis Road and Tunnel

Indeed

Viridian Group

Trinity College Dublin

Openmind Networks Limited

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Arthur Cox provides 'clear, commercial advice' to a client base including companies in the financial services, healthcare, transportation, and construction sectors, among others. The team's work includes shareholder agreement disputes, breach of contract claims, and judicial review proceedings. Eve Mulconry replaced Andrew Lenny as practice head, however the latter remains active and has a particular focus on regulatory matters. Mulconry frequently handles disputes involving financial services. Keith Smith is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Eve Mulconry

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Lenny; Joanelle O’Cleirigh; Richard Willis; Keith Smith; Gavin Woods

Testimonials

‘Highly responsive and available. Clear, commercial advice.’

‘Keith Smith is a key strategic advisor. Pragmatic, commercial and pitches advice well to in-house teams. Does not overcomplicate matters. Willing to make difficult calls. Available. Does not “team up” with too many juniors charging excessively.

‘The dispute resolution team in Arthur Cox are extremely responsive and bring a very practical and commercial approach to their advice.’

‘I mainly work with Gavin Woods and he is an excellent lawyer. He is very practical, always available at short notice for a query and has a wealth of technical expertise. In terms of associates, Sean Carroll has great attention to detail. ’

‘The team gel very well together and no piece of work or size of the task phases them. Expert knowledge in all areas of dispute resolution, resolving matters of contention, negotiations leading up to court pleadings , court practice & procedure. Arthur Cox leave no stone unturned when taking into consideration all aspects of a litigious case.’

‘Gavin Woods is an excellent negotiator and able to work out and appease almost any contentious situation at ease, galvanise the parties into a collaborative & solution focused modus operandi. Despite how contentious or litigious the parties to legal proceedings may be, Gavin is able to smooth out a comfortable path for resolution and closure. No task is too large or too small for Gavin, and no legal question (whether litigation/ADR related or not) is ignored by Gavin.’

‘The in-depth knowledge of the team, their focus and ability to always think strategically and from a client focused perspective is excellent. Advice was always pragmatic, tactical and coupled with an energy and commitment that ensured positive outcomes, even when dealing with complex and contentious matters.’

‘Eve Mulconry is an excellent litigator and the consummate professional who works tirelessly for her clients. Eve is a tactical thinker, with a fearless approach to even the most contentious proceedings and also a very approachable lawyer and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

AB Volvo

Bank of Ireland

Blackrock Hospital Limited

Central Bank of Ireland

Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Limited

Marlet Property Group

CRH plc and Roadstone Limited

Daa

Davy Target Investments PLC

Dawn Meats Ireland Unlimited Company

Eurotoaz Limited

Facebook Ireland Limited

Idic Limited (formally ConnectIreland) and The Taxback Group

Island Capital Management Limited (and related entities)

KBC Bank plc

McKesson Corporation

National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) / National Asset Loan Management Limited (NALM)

Ryanair DAC

Ulster Bank

Employment Tier 1

Led by Séamus Given, Arthur Cox's team handles a wide range of employment matters for a client base including prominent Irish and international companies. The team frequently advises on the employment aspects of M&A transactions, and on the contentious side, it assists clients with defending themselves against allegations of discrimination and unfair dismissal. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the team has also received instructions from companies looking to restructure or make redundancies. In addition to Given, Cian BeecherKevin Langford and Louise O’Byrne are other key contacts in the team.

Practice head(s):

Séamus Given

Other key lawyers:

Cian Beecher; Kevin Langford; Louise O’Byrne

Key clients

Musgrave Group

Aer Lingus/IAG Group

Premier Lotteries Ireland/Camelot UK Lotteries

Ervia/Gas Networks Ireland/Irish Water/Bord Gáis Energy/Centrica/Brookfield

Bank of Ireland

Fyffes/Total Produce plc

Diageo

Vodafone

PaddyPower Betfair

Irish Life/Great-West Lifeco

Brewin Dolphin plc

Openet

National Broadband Ireland

Flutter Entertainment plc

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

A 'large, experienced team' with 'very good sector specific knowledge', Arthur Cox advises on the full spectrum of energy matters in the Irish market. In project financing, the team acts for both the sponsors and lenders on solar, wind, and conventional energy projects, and in the project development space it assists private companies and state-owned entities. The practice is also involved in regulatory work, M&A transactions, and commercial contracts such as power purchase agreements. Alex McLean leads the team; Danielle Conaghan handles developments and regulatory matters and Matt Dunn advises on the financing of a range of energy projects. Recently promoted partner Niamh McGovern is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Alex McLean

Other key lawyers:

Danielle Conaghan; Matt Dunn; Nicole Ridge; Niamh McGovern

Testimonials

‘The Energy and Natural resources team in Arthur Cox are ably led by Alex McLean. They possess a consummate ability to solve our problems and are continually up-to-date with case law developments which they can readily translate into clear legal advice to their clients. ’

‘Alex McLean has been our main partner and he provides clear sighted, practical and well rounded advice. He has the ability to see the many facets of a problem and in particular, to see the issue both at a micro and macro level. His consideration of an issue is also formed by an innate ability to understand the perspective from the other side of the table to which their client is dealing with. ’

‘Alex McLean is outstanding for his breadth and depth of knowledge in all things energy related – from planning to electricity markets. He has the ability to articulate complex issues in a way that is easy to understand. He is very pragmatic and is a great advocate. A lawyer whose opinion I value and trust. ’

‘Alex McLean – a one stop shop for energy in the UK and Ireland. Approachable and supportive. Tells us when we are going down one way streets and wasting time, cuts to the chase with everything. Thanks to Alex, we consider Arthur Cox a key project partner in our projects.’

‘The Arthur Cox Energy Team are commercially minded and pragmatic. Equally as helpful in scoping the work to deliver the advice we need to receive, as they are in actually delivering it. Able to see the bigger picture, the team provides strategic guidance as well as user-friendly detailed advice.’

‘Associate Nicole Ridge is excellent, with thoughtful input and advice. ’

‘Alex McLean is the go-to guy for power/energy in Ireland and is well known by all the advisors/sponsors/lenders. Everyone respects him and he is commercial, pragmatic and to the point.’

Key clients

Facebook Inc

Energia

EirGrid

Export Import Bank of Korea and Kookmin Bank

Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government

EPH

Bord na Mona

Ervia

Coillte (Irish Forestry Board)

Greenlink Interconnector Limited

Allied Irish Banks Plc

Hamburg Commercial Bank

Electroroute

Brookfield Renewables

EU and competition Tier 1

Arthur Cox's 'extremely knowledgeable' team has been highly active advising on the merger control aspects of major transactions in the Irish market, as well as acting for clients in significant competition litigation and European Commission and CCPC investigations, offering a new dawn raid app to assist clients. The team also advises a number of government departments and state agencies on state aid matters. Practice head Richard Ryan has experience advising public bodies and leading Irish multinationals on all aspects of EU and competition law. The 'very impressivePatrick Horan is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Richard Ryan

Other key lawyers:

Patrick Horan; Simon Breen

Testimonials

‘Richard Ryan is very committed to doing his best for the client, and is creative as well as careful.’

‘Navigated the tricky CCPC waters well and gave very practical legal advice along the way.’

‘Extremely knowledgeable and open to questions on specific industries with complex corporate structures.’

‘Efficient, effective, personable, and always well briefed on the nuances of our industry.’

‘Patrick Horan is very impressive.’

Key clients

Ryanair

Land Development Agency

Kerry Group plc

Intel

Phoenix Tower International

Davy

Covivio

Pandox

Archer Hotel Capital

CRH plc

Irish Cement Limited

Roadstone Limited

Flutter Entertainment plc

LN-Gaiety Holdings

Allied Irish Banks plc

Department of Finance

National Treasury Management Agency

Mediahuis N.V.

Insurance Ireland

Applegreen plc

Accenture

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

MCD Productions

Volvo and Renault Trucks

Glanbia plc

Fyffes

Total Produce plc

Green REIT plc

National Broadband Ireland

Bank of Ireland

Independent News & Media

Ulster Bank

Greenergy

Greencore

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Arthur Cox acts for a wide range of Irish and international clients, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies and public and private hospitals. The team has significant experience in regulatory issues in the life sciences sector, including advising on clinical trials and medical research. Corporate transactions and high-profile litigation in the healthcare sector are also areas of expertise. The practice is jointly led by Colin Kavanagh, who specialises in regulatory, commercial, M&A and IP matters in the life sciences industry, and Joanelle O’Cleirigh, who has an extensive track record in healthcare litigation and regulatory investigations.

Practice head(s):

Colin Kavanagh; Joanelle O’Cleirigh

Key clients

Allergan

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Becton Dickinson

Gilead Sciences

Johnson & Johnson

Mallinckrodt

Monsanto

MSD

Novartis

PatientMPower

Regeneron

Sanofi/Genzyme

Stryker

TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH

Valeant/Bausch Health

Leo Pharmaceuticals

Chanelle Pharmaceuticals

Blackrock Hospital

Private Hospitals Association

Stewarts Care

Child and Family Agency (Tusla )

Information technology Tier 1

Arthur Cox advises clients from sectors including banking, consumer services, and manufacturing on technology matters. The team also assists a number of technology companies in the development of products and services, handling the drafting of any commercial contracts required in their business models. Practice head Rob Corbet advises on the protection of technological intellectual property as well as its commercial use, while Colin Rooney helps clients ensure that their processing of data complies with Irish data protection law. Consultant Pearse Ryan is also recommended and has a broad practice in this area.

Practice head(s):

Rob Corbet

Other key lawyers:

Colin Rooney; Pearse Ryan

Key clients

CRH plc

Musgrave

Flutter Entertainment plc

Genuity Science/Genomics Medicine Limited

Egis Road and Tunnel

Indeed

Viridian Group

Intel

Openmind Networks Limited

Trinity College Dublin

Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 1

The team at Arthur Cox stands out for its 'impressive specialised insolvency experience'. The group advises liquidators, creditors, examiners and the Irish central bank on insolvency and restructuring. The team also advises distressed companies on restructurings, as well as assisting with the acquisition of companies in examinership. William Day leads the team, which also includes John Donald, a specialist in restructuring. Senior associates Frances Flynn and Philippa Pierse are also noted.

Practice head(s):

William Day

Other key lawyers:

John Donald; Frances Flynn; Philippa Pierse

Testimonials

‘They have impressive specialised insolvency experience spanning decades. ’

‘They provide straight-talking, unequivocal advice.’

Key clients

Committee of noteholders of Weatherford International plc

Merced Capital LLP re Ballantyne Reinsurance

Central Bank of Ireland

AcceleroGroup/Asia Pulp Paper Group

Mallinckrodt plc and its Irish subsidiaries

Grant Thornton

Ad Hoc Committee of Secured Creditors of the ETrawler unltd trading as CarTrawler

German ABL Lenders to Hertz Group, led by Credit Agricole

Beachpoint Capital Ireland Lending DAC

McKesson Europe, and its subsidiaries United Drug and Lloyds Pharmacy Group

KPMG

Insurance Tier 1

Arthur Cox has a full-service insurance offering, with particular expertise in contentious and non-contentious regulatory investigations. The 'outstanding' Jennifer McCarthy leads the corporate insurance practice, which regularly handles high-profile M&A and portfolio transfers, as well as advising on business interruption policy issues, Brexit contingency planning, regulatory matters and crisis management. On the contentious side, 'excellent' practice head Joanelle O’Cleirigh is highly experienced in insurance disputes in the healthcare sector, and Michael Twomey has expertise in complex policy interpretation and coverage issues. Elizabeth Bothwell, who frequently handles insurance M&A, is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jennifer McCarthy; Joanelle O’Cleirigh

Other key lawyers:

Elizabeth Bothwell; Richard Willis; Michael Twomey; Kate O’Donohoe

Testimonials

‘We have found Elizabeth Bothwell and Jennifer McCarthy very knowledgeable, responsive and with good relationships with the regulator (the Central Bank of Ireland) and knowledge of their likely responses. They have also been very commercial in their advice, appreciating that law and regulation does not always cater for all circumstances.’

‘We have worked with Jennifer McCarthy on recent deals and she has been outstanding. She is excellent at the law and regulation but is also pragmatic and helpful in suggesting solutions to fit particular clients and circumstances.’

‘We find them very professional, with a very good knowledge of the specified area. Their response time is very good and we value their advice.’

‘We found Joanelle O’Cleirigh and Kate O’Donohoe excellent.’

Key clients

Aon plc

Covéa Coopérations

Swiss Re

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited

Rothesay Life plc

Aviva

The Equitable Life Assurance Society

AIG

Liberty Insurance SE

SCOR

RSA Insurance

Electric Insurance Company

Intercontinental Adjustors Group

Thornton Group

Ageas

ITX Re DAC

Private Hospital Association

Investment funds Tier 1

The sizeable team at Arthur Cox is led by the highly experienced Kevin Murphy and Tara O’Reilly, who is particularly noted for her ETF expertise. Advising on the authorisation and operation of Irish management companies is a key area of strength for the team, which has added a number of UCITS management companies and AIFMs to its impressive client roster. Recently, the practice has been particularly active advising on the creation of ESG funds. Other notable members of the team are Dara Harrington, Sarah Cunniff, who has significant UCITS experience, Ian Dillon, who focuses on alternative investments, Cormac Commins and Siobhán McBean.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Murphy; Tara O’Reilly

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Cunniff; Dara Harrington; Cormac Commins; Ian Dillon; Siobhán McBean

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard

AlbaCore

Allianz Global Investors

Alter Domus

Amundi

Alprime

Altrinsic Global Advisors

Appian

Antarctica Asset Management

Arrowstreet

Axiom

Baillie Gifford

Bank of Montreal (BMO)

BlackRock

Blackstone

Blackwall

Blue Whale

BNP Paribas

CapVest

CBRE

Channel Capital

CIFC

Citadel

Cohen & Steers

Colchester Global Investors

Core Markets

Davy

Delaware Investments

Dimensional Fund Advisors

Dodge & Cox

Eaton Vance

EG Capital

Egerton

Emerald

European Investment Fund

Federated Investors

First Trust Advisors

Formuesforvaltning AS

Global Thematic Partners

Goldman Sachs

Gramercy Asset Management

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC

Green Property Management

Gulf International Bank

HSBC

Industrial and Commerce Bank of China Limited (“ICBC”)

Intertrust

Janus Henderson

KKR

Lazard

Legg Mason

Los Angeles Capital

M&G Investment Management

MacKay Shields

Macquarie

Maitland

Nuveen

Oak Hill Advisors

Oasis Asset Management

OMIGSA

Overstone

Pillarstone

PineBridge

Platinum Asset Management

Poste Vita

Progressive Capital Partners

Rize ETF Limited

RTE Pension Fund

Schroders

Seilern

Shenkman Capital

Sigrun

Somerset

Spear Street

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)

Stone Harbor Investment Partners

Tabula ETF

Tilden Park

Trafaltin Park

Vida

Waverton

Wells Capital Management

Western Asset

Media and entertainment Tier 1

Arthur Cox's diverse media and entertainment practice spans sports, publishing, advertising, video games and print media. Colin Kavanagh leads on non-contentious work, including licensing, regulatory, and IP matters, while Gavin Woods focuses on contentious work and is particularly active in defamation cases, both in traditional print media and online. The team is also involved in advising on advertising, both assisting firms with compliance with advertising regulations and representing clients in contentious false advertising matters.

Practice head(s):

Colin Kavanagh; Gavin Woods

Key clients

Center Parcs

Coolmore Stud

Facebook Ireland Limited

IAC Search & Media

Rugbypass

The Chester Beatty Library

Trinity College Dublin

Wireless Group plc

2RN

6 Nations Rugby

UEFA

Konami

Pensions and employee benefits Tier 1

Led by Philip Smith, Arthur Cox's team advises on pensions matters including the closure of defined-benefit schemes to future accrual, the winding-up of schemes, as well as handling disputes relating to pension schemes. Smith is dual-qualified in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and has particular expertise in advising on pension matters with Irish aspects in the UK. The team is also active in advising clients on current issues affecting pensions such as Covid-19 and the transposition of the IORP II directive in Ireland. Sarah McCague, who was recently promoted to the partnership, has a broad practice advising employers and trustees on pension issues.

Practice head(s):

Philip Smith

Other key lawyers:

Sarah McCague; Daniel Watters

Testimonials

‘Associate Daniel Watters was exceptional; commercial, responsive, personable and I was confident of his good judgement.’

‘Clear concise advice available quickly. The people we deal with have good knowledge of our schemes without the necessity to check deeds etc.’

‘Daniel Watters is professional, pleasant and quick to respond. He is always helpful and patient in explaining his advice.’

‘Professional, personable, helpful, able to communicate with great clarity and gauge their audience well (with an understanding that not all parties will have the same level of expert knowledge). Respected highly within the industry.’

‘An excellent pensions team.’

‘Phil Smith is recognised as a leading pensions lawyer in Ireland, with a knowledgeable and pragmatic approach to advice,’

Key clients

daa plc

Construction Executive Retirement Savings (ROI)

CRH plc

RTÉ (Trustees)

Bord Gáis Energy

Diageo

Ervia/Irish Water

Vodafone

Trustees of the Zurich Ireland Group Pension Scheme

Planning and environment Tier 1

Arthur Cox's planning and environment practice acts for public and private sector clients on planning and environmental issues surrounding complex, large-scale projects. In addition to advising on compliance with environmental regulations, the firm guides clients through the planning process, representing them in challenges to refusals of planning permission as well as defending against judicial review proceedings brought by other parties. Deborah Spence leads the practice, specialising in litigation. Danielle Conaghan has an 'unparalleled knowledge of planning law', and Yvonne Scannell and senior associate Laura Rafferty are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Deborah Spence

Other key lawyers:

Danielle Conaghan; Yvonne Scannell; Laura Rafferty; Jacinta Conway; Jeanie Kelly

Testimonials

‘I believe the practice is unique in that it has expertise in, and is capable of providing high quality advice across a wide range of key specialisms. Other firms are strong in certain areas, but Arthur Cox has the full range of capabilities. ’

‘I have worked recently with Danielle Conaghan and also her Associate colleague Laura Rafferty. I have found them both to be pragmatic problem solvers, rather than solely legal advisors. Danielle is a skilled strategist who has the ability to offer proactive advice leading to solutions and tactics to avoid problems. Danielle will go the extra mile to deliver for a client. ’

‘The team have a very impressive depth of knowledge covering all topics presented to them over a wide range of issues. Clear & concise advice is presented on a timely basis, leading to a very low requirement on follow up questions. A very personable manner in communicating. Each member of the team represents each other and their firm in a very professional and courteous manner.’

‘At this stage, top notch quality of advice is a given and there is no other firm where the depth of knowledge on a wide array of topics is as evident. Each member of the team is prepared to put in extraordinary effort and time to deal with issues when they need to be dealt with as opposed to when they might get to it. Qualities include excellent communication skills, professionalism, courteous, generous with their time, protective of their client, tenacity & perseverance. Meetings include a bit of fun and aren’t a chore. Specific mention goes to Deborah Spence, a great leader of her team, Danielle Conaghan, Jacinta Conway, Jeanie Kelly and Laura Rafferty.’

‘Allied to their ongoing knowledge of the subject matter they are quickly able to apply recent case law judgments to the ongoing issues they are advising us on. They are able to see the problem at both a micro and macro level and possess a well developed industry overview.’

‘Danielle Conaghan is our lead partner in this area and is very proactive in guiding her advice on the most up-to-date case law. She is measured, knowledgeable and conveys viewpoints with both authority and conviction. ’

‘Associate Jacinta Conway has provided considerable assistance to our firm in the past 12 months. Jacinta’s knowledge and diligence are greatly appreciated, as has been her ready availability to discuss complex planning law issues and distill them down. Jacinta has regularly provided our firm with practical, commercially pragmatic advice that is valued across our wider group company.’

‘Our primary contacts would be Deborah Spence, Jacinta Conway and Laura Rafferty and the fact that we can move seamlessly between all these people on many different topics underscores their strength in depth but also the knowledge each of the individuals have of our business and sensitivities. In particular Deborah Spence as the team lead is a very inclusive and supportive leader with what would be described as unrivalled experience and connectivity. Deborah also has a very strong ability to constructively and seamlessly engage with and understand a client, be very supportive but also be practical and straight in the advice given. Deborah’s availability and that of Jacinta and Laura is exceptional including even when Deborah is off, on holidays etc. Her drive to provide timely and concise support is also a trait that for us sets Deborah and this team apart from others. ’

Key clients

Ballynagran Landfill Limited

Coillte TeorantaCovanta / Dublin Waste to Energy

CRH/Roadstone

Dairygold

Energia Renewables

Glanbia

Highfield Solar Limited

Intel Ireland Ltd

Irish Cement Limited

Irish Water

Kilsaran International / Kilsaran Concrete Unlimited Company

Knockharley Landfill Limited

Malone O’Regan Limited

Marlet Property Group Limited (and subsidiaries)

Office of Public Works

Westland Horticulture Limited, Cavan Peat Limited and Westmeath Peat Limited

Projects and PPP Tier 1

Arthur Cox handles the financing, refinancing and development of projects, acting for lenders, sponsors, and contractors. As well as advising on projects in the residential and transport sectors, the practice stands out for its work in growing areas such as renewable energy and data centres. The team also advises public bodies on the procurement of infrastructure projects. Practice head Alex McLean is known for his work on energy projects. Aaron Boyle‘s practice spans the full gamut of matters in this area including procurement, PPP transactions and financing, and Karen Killoran and recently promoted partner Niamh McGovern are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Alex McLean

Other key lawyers:

Aaron Boyle; Karen Killoran; Niamh McGovern

Key clients

National Broadband Ireland

Greenlink Interconnector Limited

Intel Ireland

Spencer Dock Convention Centre Dublin DAC

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail)

daa plc

Facebook Inc

Energia Renewables

BAM PPP

Coillte

Legal & General

Tristan Capital Partners & Royalton Group

Land Development Agency

DZ Bank AG and the European Investment Bank

Export Import Bank of Korea and Kookmin Bank

BAM/Live Nation

St James’ Hospital

Infrastructure Investment Fund ICAV acting through its sub-fund Valley Healthcare Fund

Celtic Roads Group

Public sector Tier 1

Advising on the establishment and operation of state-sponsored bodies is a key area of expertise for Arthur Cox, with Maura McLaughlin handling significant recent mandates involving the creation of agencies for the provision of financial aid in the pandemic and financing for social housing projects. The team also represents clients in judicial reviews and statutory inquiries, where practice head Joanelle O’Cleirigh, who has particular strength in healthcare and childcare law, is highly active. Aaron Boyle has procurement expertise, Alex McLean focuses on energy matters, and senior associate Kate O’Donohoe is experienced in professional misconduct inquiries.

Practice head(s):

Joanelle O’Cleirigh

Other key lawyers:

Aaron Boyle; Alex McLean; Danielle Conaghan; Maura McLaughlin; Kate O’Donohoe; Rob Corbet; Gavin Woods; Olivia Mullooly

Testimonials

‘Aaron Boyle provides on-point, practical procurement advice.’

‘A well-developed understanding of the regulatory context within which a government department works.’

‘Alex McLean and Danielle Conaghan consistently excel in terms of the clarity, quality, depth and provision of their advice and also their ongoing engagement to ensure that the client is achieving the optimum result.’

‘The team understand the public sector environment very well, which is essential for advising public bodies.’

‘Rob Corbet and Gavin Woods are excellent partners who have provided excellent advice and service to our organisation over many years. They are down to earth and very easy to work with. Olivia Mullooly also provides excellent advice and is only too happy to assist at short notice when required.’

Key clients

Minister for Finance

Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government

National Treasury Management Agency

EirGrid

ESB

Coillte

daa Plc

Bord na Móna

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Land Development Agency

Child & Family Agency (Tusla)

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Cork County Council

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Central Bank of Ireland

Ervia

Office of Public Works

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Mental Health Commission

Dental Council

Home Building Finance Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

Irish Rail

An Post

Real estate Tier 1

Arthur Cox counts REITs, corporations, and property developers among its clients, advising on the acquisition, disposal, and leasing of high-value real estate assets. Real estate finance is another area of strength and the team works closely with the firm's wider financing group to support clients in this area. The team's transactional work includes advising on direct asset transactions as well as share sales. Kenneth Egan leads the team; Deirdre Barrett advises on matters across asset classes, including offices, private rental schemes, and hospitality properties; and Simon Hannigan, Brian O’Rourke, and Deirdre Sheehan are other key names.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Egan

Other key lawyers:

Deirdre Barrett; Simon Hannigan; Brian O’Rourke; Deirdre Sheehan

Key clients

DWS

Spear Street

Blackstone

Kennedy Wilson

Facebook

Bain Capital

TIO South Dock Fund Ltd

Ronan Group Real Estate

Archer Hotel Group

Hibernia REIT

Phoenix Tower International

Intercom Inc

Davy Target Developments Ltd

Tax Tier 1

Arthur Cox has been highly active in advising on the tax aspects of significant corporate and financial transactions, handling both domestic and cross-border matters. The team also advises on tax matters in the fintech space, the migration of commodities platforms to Ireland, and the acquisition and disposal of Irish real estate portfolios, and continues to grow its tax controversy practice. Fintan Clancy leads the practice, which counts numerous multinationals, including many US-listed Irish companies, among its clients. Caroline Devlin, Ailish Finnerty and David Kilty, who has particular expertise in innovative financial structures, are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Fintan Clancy

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Devlin; Ailish Finnerty; David Kilty

Key clients

Eaton Corporation plc

Blackstone GSO

Allergan plc

Trane Technologies

Allianz

Abbey International Finance

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Citibank plc

CRH plc

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Medtronic

Aviator

Asset finance Tier 2

Loan and lease restructurings have been a significant area of recent activity for the 'flexible, responsive, practical and well-rounded' team at Arthur Cox, which counts aircraft lessors and a number of major airlines among its clients. It also advises on ABS transactions, aircraft portfolio sales and purchases, and the establishment of leasing platforms. Tax expert Caroline Devlin, who heads the firm's Asia-Pacific group and has significant experience advising Asian clients on aviation finance matters, co-chairs the practice with Rob MurphyLaura Cunningham, who has notable international experience, and Ruth Lillis, who was promoted to partner in January 2021, are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Caroline Devlin; Rob Murphy

Other key lawyers:

Laura Cunningham; Ruth Lillis; Kathleen Garrett

Testimonials

‘Very professional, deep understanding of the industry and provide very valuable advice, very hardworking.’

‘Caroline Devlin is very easy to deal with, provides clear, pragmatic legal advice and is one of the few practitioners in Ireland who has a deep understanding of doing business between Ireland and China.’

‘Caroline Devlin is one of the most trustworthy lawyers I have worked with in Ireland, and has helped my company to grow its business in Europe rapidly during the past years.’

‘Flexible, responsive, practical, well rounded.’

‘We had a good experience working with Laura Cunningham.’

‘Ruth Lillis is proactive, diligent, punctual and reliable at every stage of the project.’

‘The team is very professional. Rob Murphy is very highly respected in the industry for good reason and is a sure hand. The other professionals in the team are responsive, well-trained and knowledgeable. Their pricing is competitive.’

‘The Arthur Cox team are exceptional for quality of service, advice, resourcing and delivery of projects on time and within agreed budgets.’

Key clients

Abbey International Finance Limited

Aer Lingus

Arena

Aviation Industry Corporation of China

Aviator

Avic

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (Bocomm Leasing)

Braathens Regional Airlines

Braganza AS

Bramora Ltd.

British Airways

China Construction Bank (CCB)

China Merchant Bank

DAA

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

Flexam Invest

GA Telesis LLC

Lufthansa

Ryanair

SDH Wings International Leasing Limited

Vallair

Intellectual property Tier 2

Arthur Cox's intellectual property practice handles a varied range of matters including IP registration, licensing agreements, and trade mark disputes. The team is also representing a number of clients in the High Court and Court of Appeal. The practice is led by Olivia Mullooly, with Rob Corbet heading the overall technology and innovation team. Gavin Woods is another key partner, offering experience in contentious IP work.

Practice head(s):

Olivia Mullooly; Rob Corbet

Other key lawyers:

Gavin Woods

Key clients

Ryanair

Trinity College Dublin

Origin Enterprises plc

Enbio

Foundry Innovation and Research 1 Limited (FIRE1)

Dunnes Stores

Coolmore Stud

Facebook Ireland Limited

Converse/Nike

Novozymes

Telecoms Tier 2

Arthur Cox's telecoms practice advises clients on corporate and commercial matters in the sector, as well as handling the development of telecoms projects. Practice head Patrick Horan is noted for his work on competition law, including advising on the merger control aspects of telecoms transactions. Infrastructure specialist Aaron Boyle and corporate partner Connor Manning are also active in this sector.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Horan

Other key lawyers:

Aaron Boyle; Connor Manning

Key clients

National Broadband Ireland

Vodafone

Openet

eir

Phoenix Tower International

Tetra Ireland

Cellnex

Telus International

Granahan McCourt

Enet

Avaya

Cubic Telecom

Transport Tier 2

Arthur Cox has a strong track record in high-profile transport infrastructure projects across the road, rail and aviation sectors. Its team is experienced in advising on project finance, public procurement and regulatory issues. The active aviation finance practice has particular strengths in assisting aircraft lessors and airlines (including major domestic airlines) with leasing transactions and restructurings, as well as tax, corporate and commercial issues. Aaron Boyle has extensive experience of transport infrastructure projects, assisted by recently promoted partner Niamh McGovern, while Caroline Devlin, who has complementary tax expertise, Laura Cunningham and recently promoted partner Ruth Lillis are recommended for aviation finance.

Practice head(s):

Aaron Boyle; Caroline Devlin; Kathleen Garrett

Other key lawyers:

Rob Murphy; Matt Dunn; Laura Cunningham; Niamh McGovern; Ruth Lillis

Key clients

daa plc

Aer Lingus

Air Europa

Applus

Applegreen plc

Avic

Bank of Ireland

Braathens Regional Airlines

Braganza AS

Bramora Ltd.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

Flexam Invest

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail)

Celtic Roads Group

M50 Concessions

European Investment Bank

BNP Paribas

Aviator

Bank of Communications

China Construction Bank (CCB)

China Merchant Bank

GA Telesis LLC

Keolis UK

Alstom UK

Cubic Transportation Systems Limited

Ryanair

White-collar crime Tier 2

Arthur Cox handles a broad range of white-collar crime matters, including advising on criminal prosecutions, investigations by regulators, and shareholder disputes. The team's work includes cross-border issues, acting for both Irish and international clients. In addition to handling contentious matters, they also advise on compliance with regulations. The firm has also established a dedicated dawn raid response group to help clients respond to dawn raids by regulators. The practice is jointly headed by Joanelle O’Cleirigh, who is 'an expert in her field', and Richard Willis, who has 'a constant eye on the big picture'. Ryan Ferry was promoted to partner in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Joanelle O’Cleirigh; Richard Willis

Other key lawyers:

Deirdre O’Mahony; Ryan Ferry; Ciarán Egan; Conall O’Shaughnessy

Testimonials

‘Highly responsive, deeply experienced.’

‘Richard Willis offers 24/7 availability, strategic advice with a constant eye on the big picture. Associate Conall O’Shaughnessy is very responsive, clear, confident advice.’

‘Joanelle O’Cleirigh is a pleasure to deal with and clearly an expert in her field. She advised effectively, comprehensively and efficiently on how laws governing financial crime apply to our industry.’

Key clients

Yuzhu Kang (Kang Family Worldwide Group)

Eurotoaz Limited

Deloitte Ireland LLP

The firm: Arthur Cox LLP is one of Ireland’s leading law firms. We are an “all-island” firm with offices in Dublin and Belfast. We also have offices in London, New York, and San Francisco. Our practice encompasses all aspects of corporate and business law.

With over 500 legal staff and a total headcount of over 740, we provide a comprehensive service to an international client base ranging from multinational organisations, banks, and financial institutions and established global leaders to government agencies and new players in emerging industry sectors.

Our story has been defined by our progressive outlook. For over 100 years, we have led the way in the legal field in Ireland, and have continuously worked to strive towards our goals. For our clients, we work to deliver the best service and support. With an independent, entrepreneurial spirit of innovation leading the way.

Areas of practice: Recognised as having the largest and most innovative corporate and finance practices in Ireland, the firm’s experience is unsurpassed. A dynamic player in Irish business and law, Arthur Cox LLP has participated in the most important business and financial transactions involving Ireland.

The firm delivers the full range of services which apply to corporate transactions, working with multi-disciplinary teams of lawyers from its specialist groups ensuring a quality, multi-faceted and seamless service for clients.

Arthur Cox LLP’s services include: aviation, asset management and investment funds; banking and other lending transactions; commercial property; competition and regulated markets; construction and engineering; corporate (featuring corporate restructuring and insolvency); cyber security; debt capital markets; employment; environment and planning; ESG, financial regulation; fintech; food and drink; infrastructure, construction and utilities; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property; international/FDI; life sciences; litigation and dispute resolution; media and telecommunications; pensions and employee benefits; public law; renewables, energy and natural resources; sports law; tax; and technology and innovation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance Cian McCourt cian.mccourt@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1446
Mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance Geoff Moore geoff.moore@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1000
Mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance Stephen Ranalow stephen.ranalow@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1241
Corporate and commercial Brian O'Gorman brian.ogorman@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1200
Corporate and commercial Maura McLaughlin maura.mclaughlin@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1182
Corporate and commercial John Matson john.matson@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1173
Aviation & Taxation Caroline Devlin caroline.devlin@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1224
Taxation Fintan Clancy fintan.clancy@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1190
Taxation Ailish Finnerty ailish.finnerty@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1207
Banking and Finance Orla O'Connor orla.oconnor@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1181
Banking and Finance Ultan Shannon ultan.shannon@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1188
Banking and Finance Kevin Lynch kevin.lynch@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1199
Financial regulatory Robert Cain robert.cain@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1050
Finance Cormac Kissane cormac.kissane@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1186
Debt Capital Markets Glenn Butt glenn.butt@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1197
Finance Aiden Small aiden.small@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1072
Asset management and investment funds Kevin Murphy kevin.murphy@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1177
Asset management and investment funds Tara O'Reilly tara.oreilly@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1787
Corporate restructuring and insolvency William Day William.day@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1172
Corporate restructuring and insolvency John Donald john.donald@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1191
Energy and natural resources Alex McLean alex.mclean@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1195
Technology Rob Corbet rob.corbet@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1211
Healthcare Colin Rooney colin.rooney@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1194
Technology & IP Olivia Mullooly olivia.mullooly@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1060
Employment Kevin Langford kevin.langford@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1226
Employment Seamus Given seamus.given@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1210
Employment Louise O'Byrne louiseobyrne@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1185
construction, energy and infrastructure Niamh McGovern niamh.mcgovern@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1208
Competition and Regulated Markets Richard Ryan richard.ryan@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1240
Competition and Regulated Markets Patrick Horan patrick.horan@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1063
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Media Colin Kavanagh colin.kavanagh@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1196
Litigation, dispute resolution and Investigations Eve Mulconry evel.mulconry@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1155
Corporate and M&A Maeve Moran maeve.moran@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1029
Healthcare & Life Sciences Joanelle O'Cleirigh joanelle.ocleirigh@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1650
Corporate and M&A Elizabeth Bothwell elizabeth.bothwell@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1670
Insurance and Reinsurance Jennifer McCarthy jennifer.McCarthy@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1167
IP and Media Gavin Woods gavin.woods@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1136
Asset Management & Investment Funds Sarah Cunniff sarah.cunniff@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1171
Asset Management & Investment Funds Siobhan McBean siobhan.mcbean@arthurcox.com 353 1 920 1052
Pensions Phillip Smith phillip.smith@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1204
Pensions Sarah McCague sarah.mccague@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1051
Environment and Planning Deborah Spence deborah.spence@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1150
Environment and Planning Yvonne Scannell Yvonne.scannell@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1134
Environment and Planning Danielle Conaghan danielle.conaghan@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1082
Environment and Planning Laura Rafferty laura.rafferty@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1114
infrastructure, procurement, PPP and project finance Aaron Boyle aaron.boyle@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1213
Construction and Engineering Niav O'Higgins niav.ohiggins@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1090
Construction and Engineering Karen Killoran karen.killoran@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1097
Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations Kate O'Donohoe kate.odonohoe@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1152
Real Estate Deirdre Barrett deirdre.barrett@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1100
Real Estate Deirdre Sheehan deirdre.sheehan@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1759
Real Estate Kenneth Egan kenneth.egan@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1130
Real Estate Simon Hannigan simon.hannigan@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1098
Real Estate Brian O'Rourke brian.orourke@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1104
Real Estate Órlaith Molloy orlaith.molloy@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1658
Real Estate Stepehn Hegarty stephen.hegarty@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1175
Taxation David Kilty david.kilty@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1036
Corporate and M&A Conor Manning connor.manning@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1040
Aviation Laura Cunningham laura.cunningham@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 2045
Aviation Rob Murphy rob.murphy@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 2044
Aviation Ruth Lillis Ruth.Lillis@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1244
Asset Management & Investment Funds Cormac Commins cormac.commins@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1786
Asset Management & investment Funds Ian Dillon ian.dillon@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1788
Asset Management & Investment Funds Dara Harrington dara.harrington@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1206
Finance Phil Cody phil.cody@arthurcox.com +1 212 782 3290
Finance Kathleen Garrett kathleen.garrett@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1174
Corporate Governance and Compliance Thomas B Courtney tom.courtney@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1223
Corporate and M&A Michael Coyle michael.coyle@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1061
Corporate and M&A Ciaran Bolger ciaran.bolger@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1230
Project & Infrastructure Finance Matt Dunn matt.dunn@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 2020
Finance Darragh Geraghty darragh.geraghty@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1045
Corporate and M&A Connor Manning connor.manning@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1040
Corporate and M&A Christopher McLaughlin chris.mclaughlin@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1026
Corporate and M&A Conor McCarthy conor.mccarthy@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1235
Finance David Molloy david.molloy@arthurcox.com +44 207 832 0207
Finance Deirdre O'Mahony deirdre.omahony@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1058
Finance Imelda Shiels Imelda.Shiels@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1070
Finance Brendan Brendan Brendan.Wallace@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1069
Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations Ryan Ferry Ryan.Ferry@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1143
Finance Niamh Quinn niamh.quinn@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1189
Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations Keith Smith keith.smith@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1137
Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations Richard Willis richard.willis@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1154
Corporate and M&A Group Mark Saunders mark.saunders@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1184
Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations Michael Twomey michael.r.twomey@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1139
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Ms Maeve Moran  photo Ms Maeve Moran Maeve is partner in the Corporate and M&A Group. Maeve advises on…
Ms Eve Mulconry  photo Ms Eve Mulconry Eve is the Head of the Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations Group. …
Ms Olivia Mullooly photo Ms Olivia Mullooly Olivia is a Partner in the Technology and Innovation Group and head…
Mr Kevin Murphy  photo Mr Kevin Murphy Kevin is co-head of the firm’s Asset Management and Investment Funds Group. …
Mr Rob Murphy  photo Mr Rob Murphy Rob Murphy is co-chair of Arthur Cox’s Aviation Group. Rob is a…
Ms Louise O'Byrne photo Ms Louise O'Byrne Louise has a broad advisory, litigation and transactional practice covering all aspects…
Ms Kate O'Donohoe photo Ms Kate O'Donohoe
Ms Deirdre O'Mahony photo Ms Deirdre O'Mahony Deirdre is a partner in the Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Investigations Group.…
Ms Tara O'Reilly photo Ms Tara O'Reilly Tara is a partner and co-head in the firm’s Asset Management and…
Mr Brian O'Rourke photo Mr Brian O'Rourke Brian is a partner in the Real Estate Department and has advised…
 Joanelle O’Cleirigh photo Joanelle O’Cleirigh Joanelle works for a broad range of clients, particularly those in the…
 Orla O’Connor photo Orla O’Connor Orla is a partner in the firm’s Finance Group and Chair of…
 Brian O’Gorman  photo Brian O’Gorman Brian is a partner in our Corporate and M&A Group. He has…
 Niav O’Higgins photo Niav O’Higgins Niav is a leading Irish construction lawyer with over 25 years’ experience…
Ms Niamh Quinn  photo Ms Niamh Quinn Niamh is a partner in our Finance Group. Niamh has extensive experience…
Ms Laura  Rafferty  photo Ms Laura  Rafferty
Mr Stephen Ranalow  photo Mr Stephen Ranalow Stephen specialises in corporate and securities law for both listed and private…
Mr Colin Rooney  photo Mr Colin Rooney Colin is a Partner in the Technology and Innovation Group. He advises…
Mr Richard Ryan  photo Mr Richard Ryan Richard is Head of the Competition and Regulated Markets Group. He is…
Mr Ultan Shannon  photo Mr Ultan Shannon A partner in our Finance Group for nearly 15 years, Ultan has…
Ms Deirdre Sheehan  photo Ms Deirdre Sheehan Deirdre joined Arthur Cox in 2006 and has experience acting for domestic…
Ms Imelda Shiels  photo Ms Imelda Shiels Imelda is a partner in the Finance Department. Imelda advises both borrowers…
Mr Aiden Small  photo Mr Aiden Small Aiden is a partner in the Finance Group and leads the Debt…
Mr Keith Smith  photo Mr Keith Smith Keith has considerable experience in dealing with complex commercial litigation, dispute resolution,…
Mr Philip Smith  photo Mr Philip Smith Philip Smith is a partner and specialises in Pensions Law and Charity…
Ms Deborah Spence  photo Ms Deborah Spence Deborah is a Commercial Partner and Head of the Environment and Planning…
Mr Michael Twomey  photo Mr Michael Twomey Michael specialises in commercial and corporate disputes, including financial services litigation, shareholder…
Mr Michael Twomey   photo Mr Michael Twomey  Michael specialises in commercial and corporate disputes, including financial services litigation, shareholder…
Mr Brendan  Wallace   photo Mr Brendan  Wallace  Brendan is a partner in our Finance Department and is part of…
Mr John Walsh  photo Mr John Walsh John has wide experience in all aspects of commercial property law including…
Mr Richard Willis  photo Mr Richard Willis Richard is a partner in the Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations Group. …
Mr Gavin Woods  photo Mr Gavin Woods Gavin is a partner in the Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Investigations Group.…
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