Arthur Cox
Member firm for Ireland

Firm Overview

Arthur Cox, with almost 100 partners and a total staff of 750, is one of the largest and oldest law firms in Ireland. For almost 100 years, we have been continually at the forefront of developments in the legal profession in Ireland.

We provide a wide range of services to primarily corporate clients. Our international client base includes multinational organizations, financial institutions and established global leaders as well as state bodies.

Areas on which we advise include: asset management and investment funds; aviation; banking and finance corporate finance; mergers and acquisitions; corporate/commercial; dispute resolution; energy and natural resources; pharmaceutical and life sciences; media and telecom; environmental and planning; European community and competition/antitrust; financial regulatory; foreign and direct investment; insolvency and corporate recovery; financial regulatory; insurance; food and agribusiness; labor and pensions;intellectual property; real estate; tax; and technology.

Key mandates in 2015 have included advising:

• Allergan on its $150 billion merger with Pfizer, the largest acquisition in Irish corporate history
• CRH plc on its acquisition of certain assets of Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. for €6.5 billion, the largest ever acquisition by an indigenous Irish company
• Actavis plc on its acquisition of Allergan Inc. for US$66 billion
• Covidien plc on its acquisition by Medtronic Inc. for US$50 billion
• Mylan N.V. on its US$30 billion non-recommended offer for Perrigo Company plc
• Paddy Power on its proposed €7 billion merger with Betfair
• Emirates National Oil Company on its €6 billion acquisition of Dragon Oil plc.

In 2015, we were awarded Irish Law Firm of the Year at the IFLR European Awards and Best National Firm and Best Firm in Ireland at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards. The firm is ranked joint 7th in the 2015 FT Innovative Lawyers (non UK) listing.

The managing partner of the firm is Brian O’Gorman and the Chairman is Ciarán Bolger.

Languages English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish.

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Arthur Cox
12 Gough Square
London, EC4A 3DW
Tel. 44.20.7832.0200
Fax 44.20.7832.0201

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Arthur Cox
Victoria House
Gloucester Street
Belfast, BT1 4LS
Northern Ireland
Tel. 44.28.9023.0007
Fax 44.28.9023.3464

Arthur Cox
800 West El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, California 94040
Tel. 1.650.943.2330
Fax 1.650.962.1188

Arthur Cox
One Rockefeller Plaza
15th Floor
New York, New York 10020
Tel. 1.212.782.3294
Fax 1.212.782.3295

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