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Arthur Cox

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Highly esteemed for domestic and international M&A. Has a formidable reputation for spin-offs, investments and private equity mandates. Works closely alongside the firm's Silicon Valley and New York offices on US-related issues, including outbound acquisitions. Routinely assists clients with equity capital markets matters, including public offerings and share buybacks. Represents several clients from the life sciences sector, as well as those from the financial services and TMT industries.

Notable practitioners

Brian O'Gorman is at his most visible advising domestic and international clients on public takeovers, spin-offs and mergers. He is active across the technology, real estate and financial sectors.

Cian McCourt maintains a strong reputation for his work in public M&A deals and ECM mandates. He also assists private companies from the media and IT sectors with cross-border acquisitions. One client describes him as "extremely responsive," and adds: "He has the necessary depth of knowledge and experience to give commercially sound advice."

Managing partner Geoff Moore is described by clients as "extremely practical." He is regularly instructed by pharmaceutical and financial services clients on acquisitions and corporate governance matters.

John Matson is "a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who understands clients' concerns," one client comments. He assists investment firms and banks with disposals and acquisitions.

Mark Saunders has experience in public M&A deals. He advises clients active in the real estate sector.

Maura McLaughlin is described as a "very bright and tenacious" lawyer who "fights the client's corner." She regularly handles ECM matters, with particular experience in IPOs and share buyback programmes. She demonstrates notable expertise in the healthcare sector.

Moving up the rankings on the back of impressive market support, Stephen Ranalow acts on cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions on behalf of private and public companies. He is a particularly popular choice for US deals. One client sees him as "technically excellent and very knowledgeable," and values his "commercial and very pragmatic" approach.

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Overview

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.

Corporate/M&A

Arthur Cox

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Location

Ten Earlsfort Terrace

Dublin 2

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

D02 T380

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Ireland

Capital Markets: Equity


Brian O'Gorman
Band 1
Cian McCourt
Band 2
Maura McLaughlin
Band 2
Stephen Ranalow
Band 2

Corporate/M&A


Brian O'Gorman
Band 1
Cian McCourt
Band 3

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