Provided by Arthur Cox
Arthur Cox has the leading practice in Ireland in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Our general corporate and commercial experience in Ireland is unsurpassed and our Corporate Group is a dynamic player in Irish business. It is the largest Group in the firm and, combined with the strength and depth of the firm’s specialist departments, the Corporate Group advises on highly complex and innovative transactions. We have been, and continue to be, involved in most large Irish M&A transactions and most of the major flotations of Irish companies.
The firm advises on a wide range of corporate matters including reorganisations and restructurings, joint ventures and private equity. Constant innovation allows us to service our clients in the best possible way – we pride ourselves on being the first to devise and implement new structures for Irish companies.
Arthur Cox enjoys a formidable reputation for its expertise in corporate law mandates such as company reorganisations, as well as high-end domestic and international M&A. The Dublin-based lawyers work closely alongside the law firm's San Francisco and New York offices on US-related transactions. Arthur Cox also assists clients with equity capital markets deals, including public offerings and share buy-backs. The team is popular with clients from the life sciences sector, as well as those from the financial services and TMT industries.
Managing partner Geoff Moore is an established figure in the Irish M&A market. He offers experience handling large-scale takeovers, being particularly active in deals within the pharmaceutical industry.
Brian O'Gorman enjoys a strong track record in both M&A and ECM deals, representing private and listed entities in high-value and cross-border transactions. He has particular experience in all-share combinations.
Cian McCourt is an increasingly prominent figure in the market, acting on high-end and multinational private and public M&A deals. He also possesses noteworthy expertise in ECM transactions such as share repurchase programmes. "He is a really excellent lawyer with a superb ability to provide commercial solutions to challenges faced during a deal,"appreciates one client.
Clients are impressed by Maura McLaughlin's "ability to get to the root of a complex issue very quickly, translate it into layman's terms and give strategic advice that can be trusted." She routinely assists international clients with a plethora of ECM mandates, including non-preemptive placings, all-share combinations and share repurchase programmes.
Clients enthuse that Stephen Ranalow "is fantastic: thoughtful and prudent in his advice, understands our needs and is very quick and available." He is highly regarded for his ECM practice, with experience advising on PLC requirements and share placements. He also assists with cross-border M&A transactions, including private equity investments.
John Matson frequently handles cross-border M&A and investments. Clients describe him as an "excellent adviser who is always a calm presence."
Mark Saunders handles cross-border M&A transactions with experience in deals involving the technology sector.