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Arthur Cox Belfast

VICTORIA HOUSE, GLOUCESTER STREET, BELFAST, BT1 4LS, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9023 0007
Fax:
Fax 028 9023 3464
DX:
2012 NR BELFAST-2
Email:
Web:
www.arthurcox.com
Belfast, Dublin, London, Mountain View, New York

Alan Taylor

Tel:
Work 028 9023 0007
Email:
Web:
www.arthurcox.com
Arthur Cox

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Alan deals with a broad range of corporate finance, corporate and commercial work on behalf of international and domestic clients. He leads on extensive due diligence reviews on multi-million pound transactions involving Northern Ireland targets and has co-ordinated the cross-jurisdictional aspects of transaction processes.

Alan has extensive experience in negotiating and concluding transaction deals including, for example, as supervising partner on the Northern Ireland Network Services Tender, the acquisition of technology on an international basis as part of a negotiating team, telecommunications contract for a number of PLCs and dealing with legal risk analysis and quantification. Alan is used to advising on the risks arising out of agreements and, in particular, to the due diligence process to ensure that the contractual negotiated terms relate to and reflect the transfer of risk to the other party.

Career

Trained Carson McDowell; qualified 1995; partner Arthur Cox 2007 to date.

Member

Law Society Northern Ireland; Board Member Business in the Community; Committee Member Institute of Directors.

Education

Portadown College; University of Dundee (1992 LLB Hons).

Leisure

Alan is married with three children and enjoys golf (sometimes).


Northern Ireland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Alan Taylor - Arthur Cox Belfast

Within: Corporate and M&A

Arthur Cox Belfast's blue-chip client base includes leading companies in the agri-food, retail and technology sectors, as well as private equity funds and venture capital firms. The team advises on high-value Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and international deals. Alan Taylor leads the team, which includes 'top corporate lawyer' Paul McBride; the 'responsive, capable and incisive' Lynsey Mallon, who is noted for her expertise in the aerospace sector; and William Curry, who acts for some of the largest plcs in the region.

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Northern Ireland: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Arthur Cox Belfast is known for its expertise in advising high-net-worth individuals on estate and tax planning and handling complex, high-value probate matters. The team assists with succession planning and the creation of trusts, and regularly advises on cross-border matters for clients with interests in the Republic of Ireland and overseas. Firm chairman Alan Taylor leads the practice.

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Northern Ireland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy

Within: Energy

Arthur Cox Belfast is known for its strength in advising on large energy sector M&A, particularly cross-border transactions, financing for conventional and renewable energy projects, and energy regulation. The team has been particularly active advising on onshore wind projects across the island of Ireland, and also assists with natural resources issues such as mining. The practice is led by chairman Alan Taylor and Dublin-based Alex McLean, and also includes Paul McBride.

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Northern Ireland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Arthur Cox Belfast handles the full range of ICT matters, advising public and private sector clients on local and cross-border IT projects. The team is particularly well known for its large client base of government departments, local authorities and other public bodies, thanks in part to its specialism in public procurement. William Curry, who has advised on some of the largest IT projects in the region over the last year, and firm chairman Alan Taylor jointly lead the practice. The highly experienced Paul McBride is also a key contact.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Alan Taylor - Arthur Cox Belfast

Within: Intellectual property

Arthur Cox Belfast advises a blue-chip client base, including leading multinationals and large Northern Irish companies, on IP issues including the protection and licensing of copyright works, trade marks and patents, as well as the protection of trade secrets and unregistered IP assets. Areas of expertise include the healthcare, tertiary education and aerospace sectors, and the team has been increasingly active in the advanced manufacturing and retail franchising spaces, where Lynsey Mallon is a particular specialist. The team is led by Alan Taylor and also includes Paul McBride.

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