Arthur Cox > Dublin, Ireland > Firm Profile

Arthur Cox
10 EARLSFORT TERRACE
DUBLIN 2
D02 T380
Ireland

Ireland > Banking and finance Tier 1

Arthur Cox is a highly regarded firm in the banking and finance arena in Ireland. The practice continues to handle a high volume of real estate and development finance, funds finance, leveraged finance, project finance and corporate lending matters, and is at the forefront of ESG and sustainability-linked financings. Financial regulatory work is another key pillar of strength for the group. Grainne Hennessy and Orla O’Connor are very highly regarded practitioners in the banking and finance practice, as are Kevin LynchUltan Shannon and David Molloy. Ciara Buckley is an emerging partner. Counsel Ed McDonagh and senior associate Ben Rayner are names to note.

Practice head(s):

David Molloy

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘I have had several experiences working with Arthur Cox during my career and I have always found them excellent to deal with. The depth of skill within their teams ensures you always feel comfortable. They are also a very personable and fun team to work with.’

‘We have dealt for many years with Grainne Hennessy who set the standards the others could only aspire to. In recent years we have have worked Imelda Shiels who is is certainly cut from the same cloth. She is responsive, technically excellent, always pleasant to deal with. She is very commercial and consistently provides outstanding customer service.’

‘Kevin Lynch is our long-standing partner in the firm. A highly respected individual in Dublin legal and finance circles. Well regarded for his ability to cut through the “waffle” and keep matters moving when deals go slow. A problem-solver rather than a problem-maker and always very commercial when overcoming hurdles.’

‘Darragh Geraghty and Ben Rayner provide excellent technical / legal skills, commercial judgement, responsiveness, and the ability to manage personalities. ’

‘We have largely worked with Ruth Lillis, partner in the finance group. Ruth has been an outstanding partner to us. Her counsel is both thoughful and commercial which we value greatly.

‘My experience of the Arthur Cox Banking and Finance Team is very positive. I would describe the team as highly knowledgeable, professional, responsive and courteous to deal with. I particularly appreciate the continuity of the personnel on the team and their institutional knowledge of our loan agreements and guarantee agreements and their wider banking and finance knowledge.

‘Ciara Buckley has always offered excellent service as banking partner to our firm. She makes complex matters appear straightforward and is a real problem solver. She is extremely prompt in addressing tasks or matters as they arise.’

Ireland > Capital markets Tier 1

Arthur Cox's broad practice takes in debt capital markets, structured finance and securitisation work; CLOs are another established area of expertise for the firm. Cormac KissaneAiden Small and Glenn Butt are leading figures in debt matters, while Phil Cody focuses on derivatives work and Peter Murphy is 'a real star' in the space. On the equity side, the firm is well known for its strength in advising on IPOs and listed company restructurings, and has been handling an increased number of de-SPAC transactions. Maura McLaughlin, Cian McCourt, Stephen Ranalow and David Vos are key partners in the equity space, and of counsel Sinéad Crowley 'inspires confidence and manages transactions with impressive skill'.

Practice head(s):

Aiden Small; Cian McCourt

Other key lawyers:

Cormac Kissane; Glenn Butt; Phil Cody; Maura McLaughlin; Stephen Ranalow; Chris McLaughlin; David Vos; Aisling Kelly; Conor McCarthy; Sinéad Crowley; Peter Murphy; Brendan Kennedy

Testimonials

‘I deal mainly with Phil Cody. He is an excellent lawyer, highly responsive and very creative in his solutions to complex legal and regulatory matters. We recently completed a large intercompany transaction and without his input and expertise it would have taken a lot longer to execute which would have presented a huge opportunity cost to my firm. A superb performance.’

‘Best in class equity capital markets and securitisation expertise with deep teams of knowledge and experience.’

‘Peter Murphy is a real star. Super smart. Great to work with. Really understands the deals and provides timely and commercial input. I would recommend him to anyone. ’

‘Maura McLaughlin is an incredibly impressive operator. She is technically excellent, but I most value her ability to quickly get to the core of any issue and suggest practical solutions. She provides tactical advice which considers matters from all angles, not just the legal ones. Stephen Ranalow is a consummate advisor. He brings a wealth of experience and often suggests novel and inventive approaches to deal with problems. Sinéad Crowley is an excellent advisor who always knows the exact detail even when there is a huge volume of work going on. She inspires confidence and manages transactions with impressive skill.’

Very strongly client focused with a clear objective to deliver effective solutions in the most efficient manner. Excellent cooperation and coordination of advice and solutions across specialist teams. Committed to excellent service and to resolving issues when they arise. All staff are pleasant to deal with and even fun to interact with. They are always available in crisis. The firm places a strong emphasis on individual career development and growing its own future partners from trainees onwards so staff are immersed in the firm’s culture which has endured for the almost 40 years I have been dealing with the firm.’

Aiden Small (partner) and Brendan Kennedy (associate) are a fantastic duo in the CLO space – responsive, commercial and excellent market knowledge.’

‘Personable and responsive, practical and super easy to deal with. Great internal bench strength on regulatory matters as well.’

‘Excellent responsiveness and ability to explain matters very clearly. Top notch service. ’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

Citigroup

Bank of America

Credit Suisse

Bank of Ireland

Lone Star

CarVal

M&G

KKR

Blackstone

Partners Group

DWS International

Carlyle

Oaktree Capital Management (Credit)

Alcentra

ADS-TEC Energy plc

Alkermes plc

Allegion plc

Angel Pond

Applegreen plc

Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc

Bank of Ireland plc

Brookfield Asset Management

Beyond Air, Inc.

Concord Acquisition Corp.

Cowen Inc.

CRH plc

Dole plc

Eaton Corporation

European Sustainable Growth Acquisition Corp.

Flutter Entertainment plc

Fusion Fuel Green plc

Glanbia plc

Grafton Group plc

Greencore Group plc

Kerry Group plc

Jeffries, LLC

Johnson Controls International plc

Linde plc

Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II

Mallinckrodt plc

Medtronic plc

nVent Electric plc

Pentair plc

Seagate Technology plc

Strongbridge Biopharma plc

Trane Technologies plc

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Arthur Cox has remained at the forefront of M&A and private equity deals. The team routinely advises on several of the largest transactions in the Irish and international markets; the group’s track record includes assisting Irish fintech entities with large exits and acting on de-SPAC transactions. Under the leadership of Cian McCourt, the practice regularly acts for Irish-listed companies and Irish businesses listed on the NYSE. Other key practitioners include managing partner Geoff Moore, Maura McLaughlinMichael Coyle, Maeve Moran and David Vos. Of counsel Golda Hession and senior associates Sinead Crowley and Kylie Dollard are rising stars.

Practice head(s):

Cian McCourt

Other key lawyers:

Geoff Moore; Stephen Ranalow: Maura McLaughlin; Connor Manning; John Matson; Christopher McLaughlin; Michael Coyle; Maeve Moran; Sophie Frederix; David Vos; Sinead Crowley; Amy McDermott; Kylie Dollard; Golda Hession

Testimonials

‘Michael Coyle is equally knowledgeable and pragmatic. He is very calm and reasonable in his approach and inspires confidence. He is also very efficient in reverting on advice. He understands the business and the things that are important to us. Kylie Dollard is very knowledgeable in corporate law matters. She is very proactive and gets things done efficiently. She understands the business and the things that are important to us.’

‘Kylie Dollard, Senior Associate – very strong, hard working, hands on and always available.’

‘Maura McLaughlin, David Vos: fantastic to work with and hugely valued by the company. They set the tone for their teams in taking a pragmatic, commercial approach, acting as a highly trusted advisor to the business. ’

‘Golda Hession – Responsive, Personable, Strong Expertise and Industry Knowledge.’

‘The Arthur Cox Commercial, Corporate and M&A Practice are best in class. Maura McLaughlin in Arthur Cox is outstanding and quite frankly the No. 1 commercial lawyer in the country. Her entire team is excellent. Her diverse team deliver succinct, clear commercial advice in a timely manner and within budget. She calmly navigates complex issues seamlessly to achieve expected results in a positive manner. I have worked with her in both listed entities and private companies and have not yet come across an matter that her / her team could not deliver on. ’

‘John Matson – a phenomenal operator, extremely hard working and provides first class service. Maeve Moran – very sharp, picks up on issues quickly and takes a commercial approach to resolving them.’

‘Sinead Crowley- she has taken the time to understand our business and structure and what we need in terms of legal support. She is very responsive and proactive in her communications.’

Work highlights

  • Advised Ørsted on its agreement with ESB to jointly develop an Irish offshore wind portfolio.
  • Advised John Laing Group on its acquisition of a portfolio of three Irish assets from the Irish Infrastructure Fund.
  • Advised Permanent TSB on a cooperative agreement with NatWest Group and Ulster Bank Ireland for the acquisition of certain elements of the Ulster Bank Retail, SME and Asset Finance Business as well as 25 of Ulster Bank’s 88 branches.

Ireland > Construction Tier 1

Arthur Cox‘s ‘top-tier‘ construction practice has deep expertise in a range of industries, including data centres, manufacturing and commercial and residential developments, but has a particularly strong suit in the energy sector, where the team advises both developers and funders on major projects in growing areas such as solar, offshore wind and battery storage. ‘Standout practitionerNiav O’Higgins leads the team with the ‘commercialKaren Killoran; both are skilled in the full spectrum of contentious and transactional matters. Niamh McGovern, who has strengths in the energy, infrastructure and transport, Fiona Egan and Shane O’Neill (who focuses on commercial property and renewable energy projects) are also key names.

Practice head(s):

Niav O’Higgins; Karen Killoran

Other key lawyers:

Niamh McGovern; Fiona Egan; Shane O’Neill; Maeve Crockett; Ciara Dooley

Testimonials

‘Niav O’ Higgins has good knowledge of procedures and construction law, is committed to meeting client needs and meeting tight deadlines, and has excellent availability. Fiona Egan is engaged and hardworking, with good specialist knowledge.

‘A top-tier team that advises on the most complex of transactions. ’

‘Shane O’Neill is very considered in his advice and provides an excellent client service.’

‘Niamh McGovern in particular is a first port of call for any legal queries. She will return calls or answer queries in a timely manner and offers a professional and high-quality service.’

‘While the depth of knowledge is best in class, this is also coupled with strong commercial nous, meaning that the advice is always concise, timely, accurate but most importantly commercially practical.’

‘Niav O’Higgins is without doubt the standout practitioner in her field. Her advice and guidance is invaluable in navigating unique, novel and extraordinarily complex problems. Her clear, calm and concise approach is greatly valued.’

‘The team is commercial in its approach and offers real-world solutions to complex problems, and is respected in the construction industry for this reason. They have a broad and diverse range and depth of experience, and strong multi-disciplinary personnel who are capable of addressing all project needs, whether they relate to conveyancing, legal, litigation, contract law, construction documentation, or other areas. Excellent relationship management and attention to detail.’

‘Karen Killoran is the most practically-minded construction lawyer working in Ireland. The team led by Karen allocates appropriate risk weighting to provide commercially-considered advice.’

Key clients

Bain Capital Credit

Gray Integrated Services of Europe

Power Capital Portfolio

Ardstone Capital

FuturEnergy

Land Development Agency

ServiceNow

Intercom

ARA Europe

Center Parcs

Dairygold

Union Investments USG

Kilshane Energy

Energia

Brookfield (acquired Hibernia)

Ares

Hackman Capital

Elkstone

Spear Street

Intel

Barola

NAMA

Meta

Arcadis

KDM Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Bain Capital Credit in conjunction with local European law firms across its European development project portfolio in the residential, commercial property, leisure, logistics and student accommodation sectors.
  • Advised Gray Integrated Services of Europe as design-build contractor in respect of all aspects of its EPC-contracted projects for  manufacturing and recycling facilities in Northern Ireland, Ireland, Finland and Belgium.
  • Advising Power Capital in relation to the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, testing and operation of five solar parks across Ireland.

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Arthur Cox acts for a diverse client list of top international and domestic blue-chip clients in the full range of data protection and cyber security mandates. Key areas of strength for the practice include cross-border GDPR compliance projects, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions undertaken by the Data Protection Commission and EU data protection supervisory authorities. Rob Corbet oversees the practice and is an expert in handling data commercialisation and protection issues, especially in relation to cyber-security law. Colin Rooney routinely assists corporations with international data transfers and has extensive expertise in data breaches. Olivia Mullooly provides support on IP mandates, while Ian Duffy advises on data transfer strategies.

Practice head(s):

Rob Corbet; Colin Rooney; Olivia Mullooly; Ian Duffy

Testimonials

‘One of the greatest strengths of the DP team in Arthur Cox is the depth of the team and the ability of the team to provide practical and commercial advice while taking the extra step to provide insight and recommendations on top of the standard advice. This applies to both urgent and more strategic matters.’

‘Rob Corbet is a go-to contact for all data protection matters. He always provides commercial and insightful advice and looks through the immediate task to understand future challenges and opportunities.’

‘Arthur Cox has some of the most experienced privacy practitioners in the market and has always been able to assist us with complex and strategically important matters. The team demonstrates strong commercial awareness in the advice they provide. They also provide regular seminars and updates on topical issues and appear to have a strong professional relationship with regulators.’

‘Rob Corbet is a trusted advisor and a market-leading expert. He is the go-to data protection lawyer in the Irish legal market and is always on hand to assist with matters of strategic importance to the business.’

‘The team has a deep bench of knowledge in key practice areas. They can see across issues and connect the dots (e.g., the intersection of data protection, IP and AI). The firm provides practical and pragmatic advice and solutions. We frequently have team members participate in key projects with the business and are considered part of our extended legal team.’

‘Outstanding customer service, comprehensive legal advice and deep technical understanding and knowledge. The knowledge and technical understanding lead to practical and pragmatic advice and solutions. Arthur Cox (and Rob Corbet, in particular) are the first place we turn to for help when we have a thorny legal problem in Europe.’

‘Colin Rooney combines an excellent knowledge of the law with an ability to understand complex technological problems and develop pragmatic and compliant solutions.’

Key clients

Meta

National Broadband Ireland

Flutter Entertainment plc

AIB

Indeed

Vodafone

Openmind Networks

CRH plc

Trinity College Dublin

Energia

Musgrave plc

Dole/Total Produce

Munster Technological University

Ryanair

Permanent TSB

Bytedance TikTok

Work highlights

  • Advised Indeed on its GDPR compliance programme.
  • Advised CRH on a range of data protection matters, to include compliance and data protection aspects of software and IT services contracts and technology advisory work.
  • Advised Munster Technological University on all matters arising from the cyber attack on the university in February 2023.

Ireland > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Arthur Cox is a leader in high-stakes disputes work, frequently representing clients in cases heard in the Commercial list of the High Court. As a top firm in Ireland, it is regularly engaged in cross-border cases. It remains noted for banking and financial services, real estate, tax, and white-collar crime disputes, along with having a well-established investigations practice. ‘Always the best lawyer in the room,‘ Eve Mulconry heads the litigation, dispute resolution and investigations team, representing an impressive mix of domestic and international clients in a wide range of cases. Andy Lenny is also a hugely experienced litigator with a fine record in antitrust disputes, M&A disputes, shareholder disputes and a leader in regulatory investigations. Joanelle O’Cleirigh is co-head of the corporate crime team, while Keith Smith and Richard Willis are also key partners. The firm is awash with talent amongst the younger partners, of counsels and associates.

Practice head(s):

Eve Mulconry

Other key lawyers:

Andy Lenny; Joanelle O’Cleirigh; Richard Willis; Keith Smith; Michael Twomey; Deirdre O’Mahony; Ryan Ferry; Amelia Walsh; Sean Carroll; Michael Egan; Kate O’Donohoe; Conall O’Shaughnessy; Tara Roche; Naoise Cosgrove; Robert MacCarthy

Testimonials

‘Arthur Cox is always well-resourced for dealing with any litigation job I instruct them on. The care and conduct of any case is first class. Their ability to deal with large-volume discovery exercises is particularly valuable. They have the technology back-up to deal with such exercises efficiently and the legal know-how to ensure it is done correctly.’

‘Keith Smith is a very savvy litigator. He is reliable in getting back promptly when advice is needed. Amelia Walsh is a sound and helpful solicitor. Robert MacCarthy is meticulous and hard-working.’

‘Keith Smith is a pragmatic and commercial advisor. His advice is clear and he focuses on what is important to the client. He has good strategic instincts. Amelia Walsh is a very experienced litigator with significant subject matter expertise. She is pragmatic and always very responsive and approachable. ’

‘Andy Lenny – excellent advisor, pragmatic, timely response and a valued business partner. Conall O’Shaughnessy – excellent knowledge of our business, tireless, dedicated to providing an excellent service.’

‘Richard Willis – excellent on client care, very responsive and never not available. Andy Lenny – hugely experienced, easy to work with. Conall O’Shaughnessy – approachable, calm and easy to work with.’

‘Richard Willis is excellent and manages our overall relationship very well. He has a team of very good lawyers who deliver when asked. Amelia Walsh is also superb. ’

‘Eve Mulconry is a standout lawyer. Always the best lawyer in the room. She never fails to deliver. If you are in the trenches, this is the lawyer to bring with you. ’

‘Excellent knowledge of the subject. Continuation of personnel dealing with the issue. Excellent speed of response.’

Key clients

AB Volvo (Publ)

Bank of Ireland

Central Bank of Ireland

Chanelle Pharma

CRH plc and Roadstone Limited

daa

Davy Target Investments PLC

Dawn Meats Ireland Unlimited Company

Facebook Ireland Limited

Hines Real Estate

The Clunetech Group

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (In Special Liquidation)

Island Capital Management Limited (and related entities)

KBC Bank plc

Marlet Property Group

McKesson Corporation

Ulster Bank DAC

MCD Productions

Green Property Group

Davy Hickey Properties

Religious Sisters of Charity

Ryanair DAC

Work highlights

  • Advised Energia in respect of a judicial review application against the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities in response to a decision published by the by the single energy market committee (a cross-jurisdictional body).
  • Advised PFS Card Services (Ireland) and EML Group on all aspects of a Central Bank of Ireland supervisory investigation.
  • Advised Hines Real Estate Ireland on defending cases challenging the grant of planning permission for over 1,100 residential units in Dublin city centre.

Ireland > Employment Tier 1

The diverse offering at Arthur Cox routinely provides advice on the full spectrum of employment mandates, including day-to-day HR issues, protected disclosures, whistleblowing and employment litigation. The group acts for a diverse client base of universities and well-known global companies. Practice head Kevin Langford is active in handling unfair dismissal, discrimination and other employment disputes before Labour Courts, civil courts and the Workplace Relations Commission. Séamus Given is noted for his expansive knowledge of crisis management and whistleblowing, and protected disclosures. Employer-trade union relationship expert Cian Beecher and corporate transaction and outsourcing specialist Louise O’Byrne are key names of note within the team.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Langford

Key clients

Aer Lingus

Bank of Ireland

Blackrock

Bord Gáis Energy

Coca-Cola

CRH plc

Dole Plc

Flutter Entertainment

Glanbia plc

Orsted

Universities: Dublin City University

Maynooth University

National University of Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

University College Cork

University College Dublin

University of Limerick

Uisce Éireann (Irish Water)

Vodafone

Wayflyer

Work highlights

  • Advised Global Shares plc, on its acquisition by JP Morgan.
  • Advised John Laing Group plc, on its acquisition of a portfolio of assets from the Irish Infrastructure Fund.
  • Advised Arcadis NV on its agreement to acquire DPS Group for Life Sciences and Semiconductor facilities, for cash consideration of €232m.

Ireland > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Arthur Cox fields a team of experts with broad experience in energy market regulatory matters spanning multiple industries. The practice has substantial knowledge of the development and financing of wind and solar power projects. Alex McLean heads the practice, having extensive expertise in the full gamut of energy project related issues. Environment and planning head Danielle Conaghan has a particular focus on energy-related project developments and commercial contracts. Niamh McGovern is well-versed in construction mandates relating to offshore wind and power projects. Karen Killoran and Jacinta Conway are noted for their experience in solar development project and data centre issues.

Practice head(s):

Alex McLean

Testimonials

‘Arthur Cox team is varied in terms of specific or discreet knowledge and skill sets and has close relationships with some governmental departments. This gives them a unique insight into all matters whilst maintaining client confidentiality. ’

‘Jacinta Conway is a highly qualified and personable lawyer. She works tirelessly and puts in long hours to satisfy client needs.’

‘The team had the right experience in dealing with the queries we had. They could pull from first-hand experience to help us navigate queries.’

‘Niamh McGovern, in particular, has been my first port of call for any legal queries. She will return calls or answer queries promptly and offers a professional and high-quality service.’

Key clients

Ørsted

Energia

EIB

Corio Generation

Power Capital Renewable Energy

Corre Energy

Greenlink Interconnector

JERA Co. Inc

Avajah Energy Holdings Ltd

Kilshane Energy Ltd

FuturEnergy Ireland

Greensource/Temporis

Greengas

CRH/ICL

Strategic Power

Coillte

Tara Mines

Irish Water

Work highlights

  • Advised Orsted on its landmark agreement with ESB to jointly develop an Irish offshore wind portfolio, marking Orsted’s entry into the Irish offshore energy market.
  • Advised Power Capital on all aspects of the financing and development of 230MW of solar development in Ireland.
  • Advised Corio Generation on the acquisition, and all aspects of development, of the 450MW Sceirde Rocks offshore windfarm.

Ireland > EU and competition Tier 1

Arthur Cox is building its standing in the EU and competition market, particularly in the merger control space. It has a further strong presence in investigations, including those into the motor insurance and event ticketing industries, along with competition litigation, especially follow-on damage actions. Moreover, it has an established reputation in the state aid field. The team has a breadth of sectoral knowledge, most notably in the financial services area. Richard Ryan, who leads the competition and regulated markets group, continues to win accolades for his work in investigations, merger control and state aid. Patrick Horan is another prominent figure in merger control, market studies and follow-on damages actions. Of counsel Ronan Scanlan and senior associate Simon Breen are also key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Richard Ryan

Other key lawyers:

Patrick Horan; Ronan Scanlan; Simon Breen

Testimonials

‘Arthur Cox is a standout team in the competition law market in Dublin. They are excellent. We have used them on a number of matters across a wide range of areas. They are professional, efficient and very easy to deal with. ’

‘Patrick is one of the leading practitioners in the Irish market. Simon is excellent and very effective. ’

‘The AC Competition Team has a good understanding of the business and is readily available as needed.’

‘Overall a good rounded team. A “steady pair of hands”.’

‘Richard Ryan is both clever and sensible and knows when an issue is likely to cause significant problems.’

‘They are very bright and capable, and their advice is always well-considered.’

‘Richard Ryan is excellent. You always know he is prepared, has thought about his advice, and is practical.’

Key clients

Permanent TSB

Sector Alarm Group

InfraVia Capital Partners

Allianz plc

CRH plc

Irish Cement Limited

Roadstone Limited

Flutter Entertainment plc

KBC Group N.V.

Kerry Group plc

AstraZeneca plc

Orsted

Gilead Sciences

Ryanair

Land Development Agency

Intel

Stripe

Davy

Greencore Group plc

Greenergy International

LN-Gaiety Holdings

Allied Irish Banks plc

Department of Finance

National Treasury Management Agency

Mediahuis N.V. and Mediahuis Ireland

Insurance Ireland

Applegreen

Accenture

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

MCD Productions

Volvo and Renault Trucks

Glanbia plc

Dole plc

Brookfield

National Broadband Ireland

Bank of Ireland

Verizon Communications, Inc.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Johnson Controls International plc

Kennedy Wilson

Dawn Meats

Compass Group plc

DFDS A/S

John Laing Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Flutter on its €1.9bn acquisition of Sisal, a betting, gaming and lottery operator primarily active in Italy.
  • Represented Ryanair in various High Court proceedings against Skyscanner, Vola.ro, Ypsilon.net, Flightbox, and Booking.com for alleged involvement in screen scraping activities concerning Ryanair’s website and offering Ryanair products or services for sale outside of Ryanair’s website.
  • Advised John Laing Group on its €1bn acquisition of a portfolio of assets comprising Towercom, the Dublin Convention Centre and Valley Healthcare from AMP Capital.

Ireland > Fintech Tier 1

Arthur Cox impresses with the breadth of its offering in the fintech space, acting for an array of global financial institutions and leading fintech companies. The team has recently been highly active in advising major banks and investment firms on the procurement of new tech, and also stands out for its expertise in financial regulatory work, with a strong record of assisting international fintechs establishing entities in Ireland. Robert Cain leads the financial regulatory practice, where Belfast and Dublin-based Sarah Thompson is also a key contact, while Ian Duffy specialises in outsourcing, digital transformation projects and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Robert Cain; Sarah Thompson; Ian Duffy

Other key lawyers:

Aaron Tangney; Kim O’Dowd

Key clients

EML Payments

PFS Card Services (Ireland) Limited

Bridgepoint

Astorg

Hg Capital

AIB

Permanent TSB

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Arthur Cox fields a large multi-disciplinary team that advises a vast array of domestic and international life sciences and healthcare businesses. It specialises in a range of areas from M&A, regulatory and compliance, to product liability, IP and data protection. Colin Kavanagh is a respected figure in M&A, commercial contracts and regulatory matters, and heads the life sciences group. Joanelle O’Cleirigh is at the forefront of investigations, inquiries and disputes involving the healthcare and life sciences sectors; this includes recently acting for St Vincent’s Healthcare Group in an appeal to the High Court over a decision by the Office of the Information Commissioner.

Practice head(s):

Joanelle O’Cleirigh; Colin Kavanagh

Other key lawyers:

Ryan Ferry; Bridget Clinton

Testimonials

‘For me it’s the depth and breadth of the team – at the cutting edge.’

‘Joanelle O’Cleirigh is stand out for me. Her experience and judgement are second to none. When you are in a challenging situation you want her by your side.’

Key clients

Allergan

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Becton Dickinson

Blackrock Healthcare Group (which incorporates Blackrock Hospital, Hermitage Clinic and Galway Clinic)

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Gilead Sciences

HSE

Johnson & Johnson

Mallinckrodt

Medical Council

Monsanto

MSD

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Novartis

PatientMPower

Regeneron

Religious Sisters of Charity

Sanofi/Genzyme

Stryker

St. James Hospital

TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH

UMPC Group

Valeant/Bausch Health

Leo Pharmaceuticals

Chanelle Pharmaceuticals

Tallaght Hospital

Private Hospitals Association

Stewarts Care

Child and Family Agency (Tusla )

Cofinimmo

Healthhero

National Maternity Hospital

Nursing Home Ireland

Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Ltd

Iredale Cosmetics

Foundry Innovation and Research 1 Limited

Daiichi Sankyo Ireland Ltd

Biogen Idec International GmBH

Alnylam Switzerland GmBH

EU Meds Direct Ltd

Ferring Ireland Ltd

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Galapagos NV

GlaxoSmithKline

Kenesis Health Technologies Ltd

Mater Private Hospital

Moderna Switzerland GmBH

Peppy Health Limited

Procter & Gamble UK

Quest Diagnostics Inc

SmileDirectClub

South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics

Spectral MD

Symbios UK Ltd

Burst Oral Care

CareChoice

Work highlights

  • Acted for St Vincent’s Healthcare Group in an appeal to the High Court from a decision of the Office of the Information Commissioner which found that St Vincent’s University Hospital should not have refused a freedom of information request for hospital board minutes and related briefing papers.
  • Advised Regeneron on the Irish corporate, commercial and regulatory aspects of its acquisition of Sanofi’s stake in the product Libtayo and the post-acquisition integration of Libtayo into Regeneron’s supply chain.
  • Advised the first lien creditors of Endo in the multi-jurisdictional acquisition of all of the assets of Endo plc’s group of companies for approximately $6bn.

Ireland > Information technology Tier 1

Arthur Cox‘s team is well versed in advising on technology contracts, particularly relating to outsourcing and IT systems procurements. The practice also assists a roster of household names across a range of industries, including clients from both the public and private sectors, with day-to-day technology-related corporate issues. Rob Corbet has a strong background in the protection and commercialisation of data and intellectual property. Colin Rooney has extensive knowledge of IT agreements and data processing structures. Ian Duffy is adept at handling IT contracts and cyber security matters for corporations, technology companies and state bodies. Olivia Mullooly is an IP expert who assists clients with technology and data protection contracts.

Practice head(s):

Rob Corbet; Colin Rooney; Olivia Mullooly; Ian Duffy

Testimonials

‘The information technology team at Arthur Cox has excellent lawyers across all levels who provide an outstanding service. They take the time to understand your commercial objectives and ensure their advice is tailored to your needs.’

‘Colin Rooney is an exceptional lawyer. He has deep technical knowledge and consistently delivers with clarity and focus. He partners with you to ensure you achieve the best result from a legal perspective and for your commercial objectives.’

‘Always practical and finding solutions, always trying to make sure the deal stays alive, always with the client’s interests at heart. They can be tough when needed and tough on the things that make sense.’

‘Colin Rooney is exceptional – his availability is great, the team behind him is great, and he is always on the important issues.’

‘Strong team with a depth of expertise and experience. Consistently take a solution-based approach.’

‘Ian Duffy is an excellent young partner in this space.’

‘They are a great team. Very responsive and provide commercial advice that is always on target.’

‘Olivia Mullooly is excellent. She understands the law and can deliver commercial solutions.’

Key clients

Openmind Networks Limited

Permanent TSB

Phoenix Group

AIB

Woodies DIY

Flutter Entertainment plc

IBEC

Bytedance (TikTok)

CRH

Musgrave

Dole/Total Produce

National Treasury Management Agency

Front App LLC

Carelon Global Solutions

Indeed

Bank of Ireland

First Home Scheme

RTE

Home Building Finance Ireland

Genuity Science Limited

Meta

Vodafone

CluneTech

Work highlights

  • Advised Munster Technological University on all matters arising from the cyber attack on the university in February 2023.
  • Assisted Permanent TSB plc with its recent acquisition of certain elements of the Ulster Bank retail, SME and asset finance businesses.
  • Advised First Home Scheme on the master services agreement with the relevant service provider and the establishment of the IT platform to establish the First Home Scheme.

Ireland > Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 1

Arthur Cox has landed many of the prime engagements in the Irish insolvency and restructuring field. It represents a range of creditors, debtors, bondholders, insolvency practitioners, and financial investors. It continued to act for Mallinckrodt Group in connection with its US Chapter 11 proceedings and expected parallel examinership in Ireland. William Day is head of the restructuring and insolvency group, alongside John Donald, and both are at the forefront of the market. Promoted to of counsel in January 2023, Frances Flynn is a rising star, having worked on many of the firm’s top matters in recent years.

Practice head(s):

William Day

Other key lawyers:

John Donald; Frances Flynn; Philippa Pierse

Testimonials

Arthur Cox has deep restructuring and insolvency experience in the Irish market. They are a go-to firm for us in the jurisdiction. They have a wealth of experience working on large cases.

‘Willie Day is an institution in the market. We value his many years of experience and his team’s capabilities.’

‘Excellent team with quick response times and advice that is timely and balances risk and commercial considerations.’

Key clients

Mallinckrodt plc

Gibson Dunne & Crutcher LLP

FTX Cryptocurrency Group companies

Ares Capital Corporation

Grant Thornton

Avaya Holdings Corp

Central Bank of Ireland

Coralfin Limited

Resolute Advisory

Work highlights

  • Advised Mallinckrodt in relation to ongoing Chapter 11 proceedings commenced to implement a comprehensive circa $3.6bn financial and capital restructuring transaction, which it is envisaged will involve parallel examinership proceedings in Ireland.
  • Advised an ad hoc committee of the first lien lenders to Endo International in relation to all Irish aspects of the ongoing circa $8bn restructuring transaction implemented through Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Advised Bank of Ireland (as secured lender) and Grant Thornton (as receivers) in relation to the ongoing receivership of Roadbridge Limited.

Ireland > Insurance Tier 1

Arthur Cox combines well-developed non-contentious and contentious insurance practices. The firm has continued to advise on a pipeline of cross-border M&A transactions, portfolio transfers and regulatory matters. In the contentious sphere, the firm has a fine record in professional indemnity, regulatory investigations and liability defence claims. Elizabeth Bothwell has an outstanding record in insurance M&A and portfolio transfers. Joanelle O’Cleirigh has a fine reputation in insurance disputes, coverage issues and policy interpretation. Litigation partners Richard Willis and Michael Twomey, along with financial regulation specialist Robert Cain, are also key figures in the team. Of counsel Stephen D’Ardis joined the firm from MetLife Europe to reinforce the team in 2022 and now plays a pivotal role on many of the firm’s key insurance matters.

Practice head(s):

Stephen D’Ardis

Other key lawyers:

Elizabeth Bothwell; Joanelle O’Cleirigh; Richard Willis; Michael Twomey; Robert Cain

Testimonials

‘The Arthur Cox team has been involved in many of the large insurance transactions in Ireland and that experience shows in the advice they give on transactions and regulation in the sector.’

‘Elizabeth Bothwell is very responsive and knowledgeable about the Irish insurance market and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Very fast and expert response to an emergency situation covered by insurance.

‘We were asked to work with Arthur Cox by a client for Irish legal advice. The team was responsive and provided constructive suggestions for the legal questions at hand. They provided timely reporting and were very professional to deal with.’

‘I have worked with Stephen D’Ardis on various regulatory matters and found him to be very responsive and to give clear advice. ’

‘Strong practice across a wide range of disciplines.’

‘Elizabeth Bothwell – very experienced, client-focused and a safe pair of hands, which is the key priority for any client.’

Key clients

Aon plc

ALD Automotive

Covéa Coopérations

Cardinal Reinsurance

Randall & Quilter II Holdings Ltd

Aviva

Quilter plc

AIG

CNP Assurance

Société Générale

RSA Insurance

Aviva

Electric Ireland Insurance Company

RSA Insurance

Aviva Life and Pensions DAC

Intercontinental Adjustors Group

Thornton Group

Ageas

ITX Re DAC

Aon plc

Liberty Insurance

Private Hospital Association

Brown & Brown Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised French mutual insurer Covéa on Irish law aspects of its acquisition of the Partner Re Group.
  • Advised Société Générale and ALD Automotive on Irish law aspects of its acquisition of LeasePlan, including the acquisition of LeasePlan’s Irish insurance undertaking, Euro Insurances DAC.
  • Advised Cardinal Reinsurance DAC in relation to the proposed transfer of its reinsurance portfolio to EI Flow Insurance Limited.

Ireland > Investment funds Tier 1

Arthur Cox has a sizeable asset management and investment funds team and a long track record in the area. The core group features seven specialist partners and three of counsels, along with a larger cohort of associates. The team has continued to expand its client base in the UCITS and alternative funds spaces, with extensive experience in ETFs and QIAIFs. It has a record of advising on the formation and authorisation of innovative structures and an array of market firsts, and is at the forefront of ESG matters including SFDR obligations. Kevin Murphy and Tara O’Reilly have huge reputations in the market, the latter for ETFs, and both co-head the asset management and investment funds group. Sarah Cunniff remains active in SFDR-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Tara O’Reilly; Kevin Murphy

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘The Arthur Cox team under the responsibility of Tara O’Reilly is very knowledgeable on the investment fund’s industry and ETF Funds in Ireland. They are well introduced and recognised by the regulator which helps to give comfort to their clients. The team is also very reactive and efficient when providing legal advice.’

‘The main difference with competitors is the capacity of Arthur Cox team to provide relevant and very accurate answers on a short-term basis. They are reliable and the relationship is very easy.’

‘Commercially minded and the whole team led by Kevin Murphy make a point of understanding the client’s business and workings.’

‘Kevin Murphy is a trusted advisor with a deep knowledge of the Irish funds market.’

Work highlights

  • Advised Franklin Templeton on the establishment of a suite of fixed maturity bond UCITS funds, categorised as Article 8 funds pursuant to SFDR.
  • Advised Nuveen Fund Advisors on the establishment and repositioning of a number of Impact bond and carbon reduction funds, categorised as Article 9 Funds under SFDR.
  • Advised Federated Hermes on the establishment of its first Euro money market fund since the implementation of the new EU money market fund regulations.

Ireland > Media and entertainment Tier 1

Arthur Cox acts for an extensive roster of international clients in both high-profile litigious proceedings and complex, non-contentious matters. The practice frequently handles multi-jurisdictional media and entertainment mandates, including advising on advertising and sponsorship agreements, defamation claims and other content issues. Colin Kavanagh, who is well versed in corporate transactions and regulatory matters in the media, entertainment and sports sectors, co-heads the practice with litigation expert Keith Smith.

Practice head(s):

Colin Kavanagh; Keith Smith

Testimonials

‘Overall, my experience working with Arthur Cox this past year has been one of top professionalism, experience and a keen sense of Irish law. The team is diverse and provides experts in nearly every field of business and entertainment law we’ve needed.’

‘From the partners down to the support staff, Arthur Cox has some of the most brilliant and effective team members of any law film I’ve worked with in the past. Best of all, they keep an eye on the clock and help to ensure we are only paying for what we need. I’ve not experienced this type of efficiency and care in the past.’

Key clients

Center Parcs

MCD

Coolmore Stud

Meta

Spotify

IAC Search & Media

Rugbypass

The Chester Beatty Library

Trinity College Dublin

Wireless Group plc

2RN

6 Nations Rugby

UEFA

Konami

Fitbit

The Abbey Theatre

Nike

Converse

Radical Media

Xavatar

Work highlights

  • Advised Xavatar, the metaverse entertainment start-up, on all corporate, commercial and media work, including on its arrangement with Fexco.
  • Advised the Press Photographers Association of Ireland on copyright and data protection issues and new terms of business between its members and the print and online media.
  • Advised Amazon on the Irish broadcasting regulations.

Ireland > Pensions and employee benefits Tier 1

Arthur Cox's 'exceptional' team handles the full spectrum of pensions law matters for both public and private sector clients and is praised for its ‘highly responsive and unparalleled expertise’. Philip Smith heads the practice, with his primary area of expertise being day-to-day administration and restructurings, in addition to acting in disputes on behalf of trustees and employers. Sarah McCague is noted for her expertise in occupational pension schemes, and Deirdre Cummins has substantial knowledge of Irish pension arrangements, often assisting both employers and trustees.

Practice head(s):

Philip Smith

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Watters; Sarah McCague; Deirdre Cummins

Testimonials

‘We find that the service from Arthur Cox is exceptional. We deal with subject experts who always grasp the issues at hand and deliver clear and concise advice.’

‘We deal primarily with Daniel Watters and, on occasion, Philip Smith. Daniel has an in-depth knowledge of his area and is always on hand to offer advice as issues arise.’

‘Good diversity – the team seems very collaborative and cohesive. They appear to get along and work well together in a respectful manner. Appear to mentor new staff well. Good advice – generally to the point, no waffle.’

‘Philip Smith – goes the extra mile for his clients, including zooming in from holidays for important meetings. Likewise, Sarah McCague is very available and responsive to clients.’

‘We have worked with Arthur Cox and its pensions and employee benefits practice for some time now and are more than satisfied with the wonderful service that they provide us with. The knowledge and capability has been second to none.’

‘I have worked with Daniel Watters, in particular, for quite some time now. He is exceptional at his job, and his knowledge of pensions is second to none. In addition to that, he is calm, logical, approachable and easy to speak to. I am always confident and assured in the advice that he provides.’

‘The practice is well resourced to provide the specific high quality and considered pensions and employment law related advice needed, promptly.’

‘The individual advisor is responsive, a subject matter expert, and confident in his advice. I know if it has gone past his desk, we are in safe hands.’

Key clients

Diageo

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

Flutter Entertainment plc

Trustees of the Medisize Ireland Limited Defined Benefit Pension Scheme

Glanbia plc

Grafton Group plc

An Post

Assured Partners Limited

Coillte

Trustees of the Ervia DB and DC pension Schemes

Work highlights

  • Advised Ulster Bank DAC on pensions aspects of its exit from the Irish Market.
  • Advised Diageo on its data breach.
  • Advised the trustees of An Post on disputes relating to pension increases.

Ireland > Planning and environment Tier 1

Arthur Cox has built a strong reputation for assisting clients with complex regulatory regimes and litigation challenges related to the environmental and planning aspects of major housing and construction projects. Under the leadership of Danielle Conaghan, the team advises on all stages of large-scale infrastructure projects, including securing consent, financing, construction, and operation. Yvonne Scannell has unrivalled expertise in the area of water, waste and resources law, while other key members of the team include Jeanie Kelly and renewable energy sector specialist Jacinta Conway.

Practice head(s):

Danielle Conaghan

Testimonials

‘We use Arthur Cox for all legal matters related to planning. AC manage each case very well and are consistently on top of the relevant issues and proceedings. Their advice is direct and pragmatic where it needs to be.’

‘We deal almost exclusively with Jacinta Conway. Jacinta is easy to deal with, responsive and on top of the subject matter. We are very happy with the service provided to us.’

‘The team consists of a group of experts who provide top-class environmental and planning advice, working with us to develop solutions to various new challenges that arise from our work. This is also in an environment where there is new and continually developing regulation that requires a team that can anticipate potential challenges and navigate the safest passage. The team is available at any hour or day to assist.’

‘The level of expertise and commitment of certain individuals stands out. Danielle Conaghan and Jacinta Conway deserve special mention. They have worked through various challenges under significant time pressure and have delivered the right results that have allowed our projects to progress.’

‘Expansive knowledge with subject matter specialists and best-in-class individuals.’

‘Innovative, hardworking, good grasp of applicable case law, top talent, good at problem-solving, good track record.’

‘The senior professionals are strong technically and have plenty of relevant experience. They are involved in a lot of relevant deal flow and can advise around it.’

‘Danielle Conaghan is always available and very strong technically.’

Key clients

Wind Energy Ireland

Kilsaran

Irish Cement Limited

Strategic Power Projects

Cellnex

DP Energy

daa

Lionhead

Malone O Regan Environmental Services

Intel

Cairn Homes

Dawn Meats

Mallinckrodt

Storm Management NV

McGill Planning and Consultants

Durkan Construction

Hughes Planning

Corio Generation

Silvermount

Energia

Energia/Seven Hills

City ID

LDA

Stranwil Limited

Marlet

McCutcheon Halley

AWN

Dairygold

Greensource

Glanbia

Jacobs

RKD Architects

Boliden Tara Mines

Work highlights

  • Advised Corio Generation on all aspects of the development of the Sceirde Rocks 400MW offshore windfarm.
  • Acted for Irish Cement Limited/CRH in defending two judicial review challenges before the Court of Appeal to its proposal to replace fossil fuel at its cement factory in Co Limerick.
  • Advised Intel Ireland all planning and environmental aspects of its current operations and $8bn expansion project.

Ireland > Projects and PPP Tier 1

The sizeable team at Arthur Cox has a well-rounded projects and infrastructure practice that assists clients with the planning and development of new projects, as well as the acquisition, disposal and operation of brownfield projects. The team is particularly strong in the energy sector, handling some of the largest financing and development mandates in this area. Practice head Aaron Boyle handles infrastructure projects in the transport and telecoms sectors, while Alex McLean’s practice has a specific focus on the energy sector. Niav O’Higgins and Karen Killoran have significant experience of handling the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters in the construction sector. Other notable members of the team include Niamh McGovern and Danielle Conaghan.

Practice head(s):

Aaron Boyle

Testimonials

‘The team could pull from first-hand experience to help us navigate contractual queries.’

‘Niamh McGovern has been my first port of call for legal queries. She will return calls or answer queries promptly. She offers a professional and high-quality service.’

‘The Arthur Cox team has extensive and unparalleled knowledge of renewable energy projects. Working with them inspires confidence in the team here, knowing that the advice received is sound.’

‘Niamh McGovern is our go-to partner in this space. She is readily available and a great communicator. She has great industry knowledge. She can easily draw on other experience in the market to ensure we are getting the best advice possible.’

Key clients

John Laing

National Broadband Ireland

Power Capital

Celtic Roads Group

Corio

Intel FAB Extension Project

Greenlink Interconnector Limited

Invesis

Orsted

Ardstone

Meta

LDA

Department of Environment, Climate and Communications

FuturEnergy Ireland

Irish Social Housing Property II

EIB Celtic Interconnector

Bord Na Mona

Work highlights

  • Advised John Laing on all aspects of its acquisition of AMP’s Irish assets – Towercom, Valley Healthcare and the Convention Centre Dublin PPP.
  • Advising National Broadband Ireland on a day-to-day basis regarding the deployment of the National Broadband Plan.
  • Assisted Greenlink with its interconnector project between Ireland and Great Britain.

Ireland > Public sector Tier 1

Arthur Cox fields a diverse public law practice which is well-versed in advising state, semi-state and other public bodies on matters ranging from high-profile inquiries and judicial reviews to the development of major energy and infrastructure projects. Another significant area of expertise lies in advising the Irish government on the establishment of schemes to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the housing crisis; Maura McLaughlin is a standout name in this regard. Joanelle O’Cleirigh leads the litigation and investigations side of the practice, while Aaron Boyle focuses on infrastructure and procurement. Kate O’Donohoe is also noted for her provision of advice to statutory bodies.

Practice head(s):

Joanelle O’Cleirigh; Aaron Boyle

Testimonials

‘Maura McLaughlin’s advice is always well thought-out, on-point and easy to understand. She takes the time to really listen to the issues and concerns so that she can deliver the best possible solution in the circumstances.’

Key clients

Minister for Finance

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage

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

Future Energy Ireland

RTÉ

Work highlights

  • Appointed as lead adviser to the Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund, a sub-fund of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund which is owned by the Minister for Finance, on the structuring and documentation of its investments.
  • Managing all legal services for the Child and Family Agency (Tusla).
  • Advising the Land Development Agency on its operations, including construction law, property law and planning issues, procurement and other related matters, to address Ireland’s housing needs.

Ireland > Real estate Tier 1

Arthur Cox‘s ‘second-to-none‘ real estate team remains the first port of call for marquee deals across the office, retail, logistics, data centre and hotel sectors, acting for a diverse domestic and international client base which includes major institutional investors, developers and state-sponsored bodies. The firm’s areas of expertise range from the sale and acquisition of properties to real estate finance and leasing matters. Simon Hannigan, who is highly experienced in high-profile real estate transactions across the full range of asset classes, leads the team. The enviably deep bench also includes the ‘phenomenalDeirdre Barrett, Kenneth Egan, Brian O’Rourke, Deirdre Sheehan and Gillian Beechinor.

Practice head(s):

Simon Hannigan

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive and understanding of issues.’

‘A deeper bench than any other practice in the city.’

‘Simon Hannigan has the confidence and brio to deliver for his client in most negotiations.’

‘The Arthur Cox real estate team is second to none. The group is consistently filled with hardworking, intelligent lawyers who get the job done and always give sound advice. No other firm in Dublin even comes close to comparing to Arthur Cox in quality. The people are also excellent to work with.’

‘Deirdre Barrett is one of the most talented real estate partners globally. She is incredibly hardworking and gives excellent advice on how to deal with complicated issues as well as market context around legal points.’

Deirdre Barrett is phenomenal. She has every attribute you could wish for in a real estate lawyer – frighteningly bright, commercially savvy, great sense of humour and has the ability to identify and win important points – but without alienating the counterparty. Someone you’d always want sitting by your side and never sitting across the table.

Key clients

Spear Street Capital

Blackstone

Kennedy Wilson

Ardstone Partners ICAV

Meta

Bain Capital

Irish Life

Rohan Group

CRH

Hibernia Real Estate Group

Phoenix Tower International

Aviva/Friends First

Davy Target Developments Ltd

Cofinimmo

Union

Barola Capital DAC

Aberdeen Standard

ServiceNow

Land Development Agency

Starwood Capital Group

Permanent TSB

Amundi

Balmoral

BlackRock

Julius Baer

Primonial REIM

Work highlights

  • Advised BlackRock and SW3 on the acquisition and financing of East Village Clay Farm (295 apartments), Leopardstown, Dublin 18 in two separate lots for €128m.
  • Advised Ronan Group Real Estate on the acquisition of Citi Group’s European Headquarters at 1 North Wall Quay and associated financing.
  • Advised Julius Baer on providing financing to the Selfridges Group for the purposes of acquiring the Brown Thomas and Arnotts portfolio of properties in Ireland for €300m.

Ireland > Tax Tier 1

Arthur Cox has a sizeable team of tax specialists covering the full range of transactional, advisory and contentious matters. The tax team advises a broad mix of domestic companies, multinationals, financial institutions, private equity houses and government entities. It has worked on a series of headline corporate restructurings, M&A transactions and capital markets deals, along with high-value disputes. Fintan Clancy heads the tax group and leads many of the group’s major engagements, including M&A and capital markets-related tax issues. Ailish Finnerty and David Kilty are also key members of the team. Caroline Devlin retired in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Fintan Clancy

Other key lawyers:

Ailish Finnerty; David Kilty

Testimonials

‘The team at Arthur Cox provides excellent commercial advice when faced with a legal question, and articulate solutions in a way that is timely and concise.’

‘David Kilty is always available to provide high quality legal advice on tax and broader structuring issues. His advice has been invaluable for developing our investment offerings.’

‘David Kilty stands out not only because of his excellent understanding of structures, but his ability to provide appropriate commercial advice in the context of our business model.’

Key clients

Eaton Corporation plc

Blackstone GSO

Abbvie

Trane Technologies

Allianz

Abbey International Finance

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Citibank plc

CRH plc

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Medtronic

Aviator

Kingspan

Viatris

Nuveen

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Ireland > Transport Tier 1

Arthur Cox fields a ‘highly skilled and proficient‘ transport team which advises leading clients in the aviation, rail, road and shipping sectors on a wide range of finance, regulatory, projects, procurement and litigation matters. Practice head Aaron Boyle is widely recognised for his experience of handling project finance, procurement and PPP mandates across the transport sector, while Niamh McGovern is also a key figure for transport infrastructure projects with growing expertise in electric vehicle charging regulations. In the aviation sector, the team is also well regarded for its strength in complex financing transactions, acting for airlines, banks and aircraft leasing companies; the ‘excellentRuth Lillis and Fintan Kerins are the names to note here.

Practice head(s):

Aaron Boyle

Testimonials

‘The practice is very client driven and works on multiple projects at once with complete professionalism, collaboration and dedication.’

‘The lawyers are the best in their field – highly skilled and proficient.’

‘Very capable, partner-led aviation team. They have a can-do attitude and are very responsive.’

‘Pragmatic and client-oriented approach to all legal services provided.’

‘Ruth Lillis is an excellent partner – she provides adaptable, rigorous and timely advice, taking account of our business needs.’

Key clients

Acia Aero Capital

Aer Lingus

Air Europa

Alstom UK

Applegreen plc

Apollo Management

Applus

Arena Aviation Capital

Aviator Capital

Avic

AviLease

Bank of Communications

Bank of Ireland

BNP Paribas

Bramora Ltd.

Bremore Port

Celtic Roads Group

China Construction Bank (CCB)

China Merchant Bank

Commerzbank

Credit Suisse

Cubic Transportation Systems Limited

daa plc

European Investment Bank

Flexam Invest

GA Telesis LLC

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail)

Keolis UK

Lobo Leasing

Lufthansa

M50 Concessions

Ryanair

Shannon Airport Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Ryanair plc on its €750 million unsecured revolving credit facility.
  • Advising Celtic Roads Group on all aspects of the financing, operation and maintenance of three PPP road projects: the M1, The M7/M8 and the N25.
  • Advised Apollo Global Management on the provision of a US$700m debtor-in-possession facility to SAS – Scandinavian Airlines as part of the airline’s Chapter 11 restructuring.

Ireland > White-collar crime Tier 1

Arthur Cox’s corporate crime team has built a strong reputation for representing clients in all phases of regulatory and criminal enforcement procedures, spanning from investigation to prosecution. The team has a sizable client base featuring a diverse set of domestic and international entities, including regulatory authorities, governmental agencies, private individuals, and financial institutions. Joanelle O'Cleirigh has extensive experience of handling whistleblowing and anti-bribery matters and jointly heads the team with Richard Willis, who specialises in cross-border data governance processes. Deirdre O’Mahony regularly defends organisations and senior individuals in criminal investigations. Senior associates Ciarán Egan and Tara Roche are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Joanelle O’Cleirigh; Richard Willis

Testimonials

‘Easy to work with, personable, highly responsive.’

‘Richard Willis – really responsive, always available and gives smart advice.’

‘Very strong team; good breadth of experience. Excellent client focus.’

‘This team seems to be most acquainted with white-collar crime in the Irish market.’

‘Joanelle O’Cleirigh and Tara Roche are on top of their game on white-collar crime and regulation. They have a good practical understanding of the potential problems and issues that can arise.’

‘Expert advice in a highly specialized field.’

‘Clear advice and a way forward, good experience.’

‘Very experienced and expert team.’

Key clients

Yuzhu Kang (Kang Family Worldwide Group)

Deloitte Ireland LLP

R.E. Administration (In Liquidation) Limited

Hears Technology Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Yuzhu Kang in multi-party commercial court proceedings claiming fraudulent misappropriation.
  • Represented John Bishop and Hears Technology in commercial court proceedings against a former director and shareholder alleging fraudulent overcharging
  • Represented the successful bidders in the Siteserv transaction in relation to the IBRC Commission of Investigation.

Ireland > Asset finance Tier 2

Arthur Cox's Dublin office works closely with the Belfast, London, New York, and San Francisco offices in order to advise international airlines, lessors, investment banks and private equity investors on a wide range of asset finance matters. Ruth Lillis is a well regarded name in the practice, and is very experienced in handling work connected to the recovery of the aviation sector after the Covid-19 pandemic. Other key practitioners include tax expert Elaine Mooney, the 'very dependable' Bethan Leonard and Fintan Kerins, who has 'great potential'. In 2023 Caroline Devlin retired from the practice, and Laura Cunningham left the firm.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Strong subject matter skills combined with commercial focus and understanding of the client’s needs. Always responsive to urgent requirements.’

‘Ruth Lillis – a very experienced, skilled and innovative lawyer.’

‘Ruth Lillis and Orla O’Connor are a delight to work with. There’s a wealth of aviation legal talent in Dublin but one of the best in terms of transaction support and value for money.’

Their team has outstanding expert knowledge across many disciplines while still having the streamline capacity to deliver advice in a prompt fashion and always keeping quality standards to the highest professional level. I would have no hesitation in recommending Arthur Cox as Irish legal counsel and look forward to a continued fruitful and fulsome relationship between our organizations well into the future.’

‘Ruth Lillis has done an outstanding job managing the engagement and is a pleasure to work with. Elaine Mooney – an expert in taxation. Her hands on approach and accessibility reading mark her out from the pack. Bethan Leonard is very dependable and her ongoing highly valued contribution ensures a smooth process.’

‘They are a highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable practice; this coupled with the diverse areas and practice areas of the law make them an invaluable resource.’

‘We find the Arthur Cox product offering very strong across all touchpoints within our business. The team are proactive, very well connected, always provide good insight and have always been able to deliver, regardless how demanding or obscure our request is.’

‘Ruth Lillis is our go-to person in the Dublin legal community. Along with being incredibly professional, she very bright and always provides exceptional insight. Fintan Kerins is a young associate with great potential. ’

Key clients

Abbey International

Abelo Aviation

Acia Aero Capital

Aer Lingus

AFIC (Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium)

Air Europa

Amergin Asset Management

Apollo Management

Arena Aviation Capital

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings

Aviator Capital

AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China)

AviLease

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Company

Barclays

BBAM

BNP Paribas

Braathens Regional Airways AB

Bramora

British Airways

China Construction Bank

China Merchant Bank

Credit Agricole CIB

Citibank

Compass Cargo Airlines

Credebt Exchange

Credit Suisse

Deka Bank

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Lufthansa

Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM)

Flexam Invest

GA Telesis

Grupo Lomex

HSBC

ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China)

iAero Thurst

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

JP Lease

KLA Aviation Finance

Lobo Leasing

MHR

Mizuho Bank

MUFG Bank

Muzinich & Co.

NTMA (National Treasury Management Agency)

Nona Trade Corporation

Nord LB

Orix Aviation

Ping An

PK Airfinance

Rabobank

Rotor XM Leasing

Ryanair

SDH Wings

Société Générale

SMFL (Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing)

Titan Aircraft Investments

Turkish Airlines

UBS Switzerland AG

Vallair

Vance Street Capital LLC

Westpac

Wings Capital Partners

Wells Fargo Bank N.A

Worldstar

Work highlights

  • Advised Apollo Global Management on the provision of a $700m debtor-in-possession facility to SAS – Scandinavian Airlines as part of the airline’s Chapter 11 restructuring.
  • Advised Ryanair on its €750m unsecured revolving credit facility with a syndicate of 13 banks.
  • Advised on the establishment of the Irish AviLease platform and the platform’s first transaction, a purchase and leaseback deal for 12 Airbus A320neos with Flynas.

Ireland > Intellectual property Tier 2

The intellectual property team at Arthur Cox works closely with the firm’s tax and corporate departments to provide holistic advice on all contentious and non-contentious matters related to IP law. Key areas of strength include handling complex IP litigation and the commercialisation of IP assets for both domestic and international clients from a broad spectrum of sectors, including technology, FMCG, fashion, and retail. Olivia Mullooly heads the practice and regularly advises on the protection, development and exploitation of IP rights, as well as data protection compliance and commercial contracts. Keith Smith and Naoise Cosgrove assist with matters related to IP litigation.

Practice head(s):

Olivia Mullooly

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team are subject matter experts with a pragmatic approach.’

‘Arthur Cox has provided excellent service. We have appreciated their dedication, patience and professional advice, which has spanned several categories of expertise.’

‘The qualities which stand out for us and which we value include: exemplary knowledge, a measured approach which has been very reassuring for us throughout complex discussions, the ability to represent us professionally and enduring support for our work.’

‘Arthur Cox has experts across a vast breadth of subjects, and these experts work well together to ensure optimal outcomes for their clients.’

‘Olivia Mullooly is extremely approachable and is always happy to discuss complex issues. She is exceptional in identifying potential problems, with an outstanding ability to present a range of solutions to any such issues, enabling clients to follow the optimum path for their business situation.’

‘Olivia Mullooly is a hands-on partner. Her support and guidance on matters, along with her wide-ranging expertise, is very much valued. I really feel that she has our back in negotiations, and is not afraid to hold a steady line where needed. She very much is a trusted advisor.’

Key clients

Johnson and Johnson

Meta

Kerry Group

Ryanair

Origin Enterprises plc

Glanbia Plc

Foundry Innovation and Research 1, Limited

Flutter Entertainment

Trinity College Dublin

Spotify

Irish Hospice Foundation

Work highlights

  • Advised Kerry Group on the IP aspects of transactional matters.
  • Represented Meta in Irish High Court proceedings brought by a Qatari billionaire and head of the Al Mana group, Wissam Al Mana, regarding alleged fake advertisements appearing on the Facebook platform using his name and image to promote a Bitcoin-related product.
  • Advised the Irish Hospice Foundation on the IP issues surrounding the relaunch of the ‘Peter and the Wolf’ project.

Ireland > Telecoms Tier 2

Arthur Cox’s telecoms team handles regulatory, transactional and litigation matters for some of the largest operators, investors and lenders in Ireland. Patrick Horan specialises in telecoms regulation and jointly heads the practice with Aaron Boyle, who regularly handles complex and high-value investment and acquisition transactions in the Irish telecoms sector, with support from Connor Manning and Maeve Moran. Bridget Clinton and Ronan Scanlan are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Horan; Aaron Boyle

Testimonials

‘The team is very expert, capable and very client-focused.’

‘Patrick Horan is very expert in his respective fields.’

Key clients

Aqua Ventures Limited

Avaya

Brookfield

Cellnex

Cubic Telecom

Digital 9 Infrastructure plc

Eir

Enet / Speed Fibre Group

Granahan McCourt

Imagine Telecommunications

InfraVia Capital Partners

Irish Rail

National Broadband Ireland

Openet

Phoenix Tower International

Strencom

Telus International

Tetra Ireland

Vodafone

Welltel

Work highlights

  • Advised John Laing Group on its acquisition of Towercom.
  • Advised Vodafone on a major wholesale fibre services agreement with Virgin Media Ireland.
  • Advised National Broadband Ireland on all aspects of the sale of the majority stake in the project to Asterion, a Spanish infrastructure investor.

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 600 legal staff and a total headcount of nearly 900, 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 Geoff Moore geoff.moore@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1000
Mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance Cian McCourt cian.mccourt@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1446
Mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance Stephen Ranalow stephen.ranalow@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1241
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
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 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
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 John Donald john.donald@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1191
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
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 Yvonne Scannell Yvonne.scannell@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1134
Environment and Planning Danielle Conaghan danielle.conaghan@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1082
infrastructure, procurement, PPP and project finance Aaron Boyle aaron.boyle@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1213
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
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 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
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
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
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
Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations Michael Twomey michael.r.twomey@arthurcox.com +353 1 920 1139
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