Arthur Cox, with over 100 partners and a total staff of 700, is one of the largest and oldest law firms in Ireland. For over 90 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 financial services; copyright; corporate finance; corporate/commercial; dispute resolution; energy and natural resources; environmental and planning; European community and competition/antitrust; financial regulatory; foreign and direct investment; insolvency and corporate recovery; insurance; labour and pensions; mergers and acquisitions; patent and trademark; real estate; tax; and technology and communications.
Key mandates in 2014 have included advising:
• Centrica on the acquisition from Bord Gáis of its Irish gas and electricity supply business and a power station.
• Covidien on its acquisition by Medtronic for US$42.9 billion in cash and stock, the largest ever M&A transaction announced in Ireland.
• On the establishment, listing and the offering of securities of Green REIT plc, an Irish property investment company. This was the first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed in Ireland. Introduced in Ireland’s Finance Act 2013, REITs offer a modern collective investment ownership structure for Irish and international investors in the Irish and overseas property markets.
In 2014, we were awarded Client Service Law Firm of the Year for Ireland 2014 at the Chambers Europe Awards and Best Firm in Ireland at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2014. The firm was ranked at number 30 in the FT 50 in 2014.
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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