Padraig Cronin > Slaughter and May > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Slaughter and May

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Padraig has been a partner at the firm since 2001. His previous focus was on public and private M&A, equity capital markets and private equity, and he was based in our Hong Kong office between 2007 and 2011. Since 2017, he has focused entirely on our employment and employee benefits practice. His transition demonstrates the genuine multi-specialist nature of our practice. He brings with him a wealth of experience in advising on cross-over areas between corporate and employment, such as TUPE, restructurings, outsourcings, board-level hirings and firings and executive remuneration.

Padraig’s key clients over the years include Cazenove, GE, Prudential and Tata Steel. More recently, he has advised Innogy and Legal & General on employment aspects of significant transactions.


Trained McCann Fitzgerald, Dublin; qualified Ireland 1994; England and Wales 2001; joined Slaughter and May in 1996; partner 2001.


National University of Ireland (BCL).

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London > Employment > Employers

In the employers arena, Slaughter and May concentrates not just on board-level employment matters but also demonstrates ‘particular strength in its expertise in support of mergers and acquisitions’. Other strong suits of the team – which is presided over by Charles Cameron – are TUPE transfers, large-scale redundancies and reorganisations and sensitive internal investigations. Key names within the department are Padraig Cronin and Philip Linnard, both of whom have considerable expertise in outsourcings, board-level recruitment and exits, whistleblowing and executive remuneration issues.