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 2016 have included advising:
• Advising Allergan on its proposed US$160 billion merger with Pfizer, the largest announced deal in Irish corporate history
• Advising Actavis plc on its acquisition of Allergan Inc .for US$66 billion, the largest completed deal in Irish corporate history
• Advising Tyco International plc on its US€16 billion merger with Johnson Controls, Inc.
• Advising Paddy Power on its merger with Betfair, valued at EUR10 billion
In 2016, 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.