Chairman, Arthur Cox Northern Ireland. Practice areas: corporate commercial, intellectual property, technology and innovation, life sciences, projects, energy and natural resources, restructuring and insolvency, charities, structured finance and securitisation, listing services, media and entertainment, privacy and data protection, company compliance and corporate governance, waste management, water and wastewater.
Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in 1995. Board member, Business in the Community Northern Ireland.
Chairman of Arthur Cox in Northern Ireland, and head of corporate/commercial in the Arthur Cox Belfast Office in Northern Ireland, Alan deals with a broad range of corporate guidance, corporate and commercial work on behalf of international and domestic clients. He advises private companies and individuals on private equity, investment, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. He is experienced in intellectual property matters and advises on the exploitation and maintenance of intellectual property as well as investment in vehicles holding intellectual property. Alan has advised on contracts in the energy, information technology and provision of services to public sector bodies over the last 20 years.
Alan plays golf occasionally and is a breeder of rare sheep.