Ms Orla O'Connor > Arthur Cox > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Arthur Cox
D02 T380

Work Department

Finance / Financial Regulation


Orla is a partner in the firm’s Finance Group and Chair of the Firm. She has worked on numerous financing and restructuring transactions both for banks and borrowers.

Orla is also a member of the firm’s Financial Regulation practice and advises on bank reorganisations and on a wide range of regulatory issues relating to payments, electronic money, anti-money laundering, mortgage arrears and consumer credit.  She has also advised a range of banks, private equity firms and servicers expanding and restructuring their operations on regulatory, licensing and other legal issues and on their interactions with the Central Bank. She has advised on a wide range of bank asset disposals by both Irish and international banks operating in Ireland as part of their deleveraging strategies.


Admitted as a solicitor 1995.


Associate of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland; Chair-Consumer Protection Working Group – Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland.


LLB, 1990, Trinity College, Dublin; BCL, 1991, Oxford University.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Orla O’Connor – Arthur Cox

Arthur Cox has one of the leading teams in Dublin with a series of highly-rated partners. It continues to lead the market in syndicated lending, acquisition finance, loan portfolio sales and financial regulation. The firm represents many of the top domestic and international lenders, along with a growing number of financial investors and corporate borrowers. Grainne Hennessy is one of the top names in the market, particularly in real estate and development financings. Chair of the firm Orla O’Connor continues to be active in big-ticket financings and loan portfolio transactions and Ultan Shannon is a key name for acquisition finance and corporate lending. ‘Very clear thinkerKevin Lynch heads the team.