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Arthur Cox
D02 T380

Work Department

Corporate and M&A / Life Sciences


Colin is a Partner in the Corporate and M&A Group. He is head of the firm’s Life Sciences Group, Media, Entertainment and Sports Group, and Communications Group.


Colin provides corporate, commercial, regulatory and intellectual property advice across a range of industries but in particular the life sciences, food, beverage, agri-business, media, telecoms, sports, entertainment and technology sectors. Colin advises those and other industries on mergers, acquisitions and investments, cross-border tax and intellectual property re-organisations, post-acquisition integrations and corporate treasury activities. Colin advises on the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts and arrangements a across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on IP based industries. Colin also advises on the regulation of the life sciences and media industries in Ireland.


Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association, affiliate; Medtech Ireland; IBEC’s Audio Visual Federation Council; The Irish Film & Television Academy; Law Society of Ireland.


BCL, 1995 UCD; LLM Corp. and Comm. UCD, 1999; Admitted as a solicitor, 1999

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Colin KavanaghArthur Cox

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.

Ireland > Media and entertainment

(Hall of Fame)

Colin KavanaghArthur Cox

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.