Arthur Cox

Corporate/M&A: Northern Ireland Department

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What the team is known for Established corporate practice with the ability to take on high-profile and cross-border transactional work. Regularly advises on sale and purchase agreements, strategic acquisitions and opening investment funds. Acts on behalf of an impressive portfolio of clients across a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, agrifood and retail, as well as advising private equity funds and venture capitalists.

Strengths Commentators note: "It is a firm with an excellent reputation which is built on the quality and expertise of its people, all of whom appear to take great pride in delivering solutions for clients."

Sources add: "Arthur Cox is definitely a market leader in this area in Northern Ireland. They are always on hand, no matter what the time of day or issue at hand."

Clients reveal: "No matter who you deal with in the team, you know that they will be excellent technically, will work tirelessly until your matter is concluded and, most importantly, will be nice people to deal with. You always receive an excellent quality of service right across the firm."

Work highlights Engaged by Lauak Group to handle Northern Irish aspects of its acquisition of Bombardier's tubing and systems operations in Québec, Belfast and Ciudad Sahagún in Mexico.

Notable practitioners

Alan Taylor frequently undertakes transactions and wider corporate work for a variety of companies in sectors including manufacturing, hospitality and construction. Clients report: "He has a wealth of business and commercial experience that comes through clearly in the legal advice that he provides."

Lynsey Mallon has a presence on significant acquisitions, sales and equity investments for both public and private companies. She is praised for her ability "to give precise, succinct and clear legal advice."

Paul McBride is an acknowledged leader in the transactional space in Northern Ireland, having advised on a number of high-value deals across his distinguished career. He offers well-honed strengths in handling domestic and international deals.