Ms Maura McLaughlin > Arthur Cox > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Arthur Cox
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Work Department

Corporate M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate Governance


Maura has been a partner since 2007.  Prior to joining Arthur Cox, she worked for Linklaters’ London office.


Maura advises international and domestic companies, as well as public sector bodies, on all aspects of corporate law and governance, as well as a wide range of commercial matters.  Her clients include Ireland’s largest companies, with a focus on the financial services, industrials, entertainment and technology sectors.

Maura has extensive experience of advising on public and private M&A, with cross-border transactions being an area of focus.  Maura regularly advises on both recommended and hostile takeovers, including schemes of arrangement and mergers.

Maura works with companies at every stage of their growth cycle, from initial funding, to private equity investment and through to their IPO or other liquidity event.  Maura’s ECM track record is unique in Dublin, and her international experience is invaluable in advising companies and investors seeking to establish and invest in Ireland (FDI).


International Bar Association


BA Hons (Cantab), 1997; Certificate in Professional Legal Studies, 1999, Queen’s University of Belfast; Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2003; Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising), 2000; Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland (non-practising),1999.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Capital markets

(Leading individuals: Capital markets: Equity)

Maura McLaughlinArthur Cox

Arthur Cox has extensive experience in securitisations, collateralised loan obligation (CLO) transactions, derivatives and commercial real estate loan repackagings. Cormac Kissane is noted for his advice to dealers on Irish government bonds; Glenn Butt leads the firm’s Russian DCM practice; and Aiden Small specialises in structured finance and alternative investments. On the ECM side, the team is highly active in advising on IPOs, secondary issues of shares on the Irish and international markets, and capital raising transactions. Maura McLaughlin has extensive experience advising listed companies on using their shares as consideration for landmark transactions; the ‘incredibly talentedCian McCourt specialises in transactions in the pharmaceutical, financial services and technology sectors; Stephen Ranalow has ‘excellent experience‘; and Michael Coyle and Conor McCarthy have advised on high-profile domestic ECM transactions.

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Maura McLaughlinArthur Cox

Responsive and commercially savvy‘, Arthur Cox counts many of Ireland’s largest listed companies among its clients, and has advised on significant domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. With the support of the firm’s Belfast office, the team has been active assisting corporate clients with Brexit issues, while other areas of expertise include joint ventures and partnerships, complex private equity matters, and inversions and migrations of group holding companies to Ireland. The team is jointly led by Geoff Moore, who focuses on corporate finance, M&A and private equity matters; Maura McLaughlin, who has notable expertise in takeovers, schemes of arrangement and mergers; and John Matson, whose areas of specialism include the technology, insurance and financial services sectors. Christopher McLaughlin specialises in corporate finance and Connor Manning advises on domestic and cross-border M&A. ‘Rising starMaeve Moran is also recommended.