Mr Cian McCourt > Arthur Cox > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Arthur Cox
D02 T380

Work Department

Corporate and M&A


Cian is a partner and Head of the Corporate and M&A Group. Cian specialises in mergers and acquisitions, advising on public and private transactions as well as corporate finance and equity capital markets transactions.


Cian has experience advising on domestic and cross border transactions in a number of industries including the pharma/healthcare, financial services, energy and technology sectors as well as advising on corporate migrations, holding company structures, schemes of arrangement and cross border mergers. Cian has extensive experience in public M&A and has advised international clients and boards of directors on investing in Ireland and Irish based acquisitions including advising on some of the largest and most high profile public transactions in Irish corporate history. Prior to joining Arthur Cox Cian was a partner in another leading Irish law firm and spent a number of years based in London and New York.




International Bar Association; American Bar Association.


B.A. (Mod) Business and Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 1996; Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Cian McCourtArthur Cox

Arthur Cox‘s longstanding prestigious standing in the corporate and M&A field has not diminished. It continues to advise on many of the landmark and high-value deals involving Ireland. Whether it is public M&A, private M&A, private equity or venture capital, the firm remains at the forefront of the market. It is also noted for inversions and migrations to Ireland, along with other corporate reorganisations. Cian McCourt leads the team and has impressive deal experience, as does Maura McLaughlin , while Geoff Moore is the firm’s managing partner and still a key member of the team. Maeve Moran is amongst the next generation of leading partners, along with Michael Coyle and Conor McCarthy, who are making an impression in the market.

Ireland > Capital markets

Arthur Cox has a depth of resources and variety of expertise that has allowed it to target all key areas in the capital markets field, from corporate debt and high-yield debt to green bonds, regulatory capital and RMBS; the firm also has a niche in Russian LPN structures. It has a high market share of ECM deals in the Irish market and represents a large number of Irish business that are listed overseas including on NYSE and Nasdaq. Cormac Kissane remains a market leader in DCM, along with Aiden Small and Glenn Butt, and Phil Cody, who heads the New York office, is another key practitioner in the team. Maura McLaughlin and Cian McCourt are key names on the equity side.