Chairman: Ciarán Bolger
Managing Partner: Brian O’Gorman
Number of partners: 98
Number of lawyers: 391
International Offices: Belfast, London, New York, Silicon Valley
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
For almost 100 years, Arthur Cox has been at the forefront of developments in the legal profession in Ireland. An international firm encompassing all aspects of corporate and business law, the firm provides a comprehensive service to a diverse domestic and international client base.
Main Areas of Practice:
Asset Management & Investment Funds
Banking & Finance
Communications: Telecoms & Broadcasting
Competition & Regulated Markets
Corporate & M&A
Employment & Employee Benefits
Energy & Natural Resources
Environment, Planning & Climate Change
Food & Drink
Insurance & Reinsurance
Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Media & Entertainment
Project & Infrastructure Finance
Restructuring & Insolvency
Technology & Innovation
Banking & Financial Services:
Arthur Cox has one of Ireland’s largest banking and finance practices. The firm advises a wide range of international banks and financial services companies on restructuring, funds, derivatives, insurance, project and asset finance (including public private partnership), secured, unsecured, senior, mezzanine and subordinated lending (both syndicated and bilateral).
Corporate law and M&A are core activities of Arthur Cox and a large proportion of the firm’s work is cross-border. The firm advises on a wide range of corporate matters including reorganisations and restructurings, joint ventures and private equity.
The firm’s tax group works on an integrated basis with teams in the corporate, finance, litigation and dispute resolution and real estate practices in the firm as well as providing a front-end service where the team takes the lead on advisory or transactional matters.
Competition & Regulated Markets:
The firm’s highly regarded competition and regulated markets group primarily advises on EU and Irish competition law and merger control, as well as other areas of EU law such as the free movement of goods, and on regulatory issues. The group works closely with colleagues in the firm’s corporate department on mergers and acquisitions and with the litigation and dispute resolution group on competition litigation.
Arthur Cox’s FDI group is dedicated to advising overseas companies investing in Ireland. The firm’s US offices in New York and Silicon Valley are designed primarily to serve North American clients investing in Ireland. The firm has particular expertise in technology, pharmaceutical and life sciences projects.
Dispute Resolution/Alternative Dispute Resolution:
The litigation and dispute resolution group offers clients advice in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Arthur Cox’s disputes practice has developed an international reputation, particularly in the areas of international arbitration and international commercial disputes.
Project & Infrastructure Finance:
The Arthur Cox projects group is the largest dedicated team of infrastructure and utilities sector experts on the island of Ireland. The team provides a dynamic, comprehensive and client-focused service to those at the forefront of the infrastructure and utilities sectors, acting for local and multi-national corporations, State and commercial State bodies, private developers, contractors, consultants and financiers in many of Ireland’s largest projects.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
Arthur Cox is a leader in the area of insurance law and regulation. In recent years the insurance sector has grown substantially in Ireland and it has become established as a base for a large number of life and non-life insurers offering insurance products in the EU.
The commercial property group advises on some of the largest and most innovative commercial property transactions in Ireland. The group is closely linked to the specialist expertise provided by the tax, finance and corporate groups, expertise that is integral to the structuring of major real estate transactions.
Arthur Cox is a market leader in the provision of legal services to the life sciences industry, with a multi-disciplinary practice group successfully combining the very best of the firm’s corporate, commercial, transactional, regulatory, competition and intellectual property expertise.
Technology & Innovation:
The firm’s technology and innovation team is the largest legal team in Ireland dedicated to specialist IT and intellectual property law. The practice is market leading in its key focus areas and is continually investing in building its range of skills and resources to meet the specialist requirements of its clients.
Arthur Cox represents domestic, multinational, industrial and service companies, State and commercial State entities, international banks, financial institutions with interests in Ireland and new players in emerging industry sectors. The firm’s international clients include North American companies but also include clients from the rest of Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
A large proportion of the firm’s clients are international. Much of its international work consists of cross-border M&A, securities offerings, international commercial agreements and dispute resolution, advice on financial products and services, listings, tax structuring and overseas investment in Ireland.