Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor | Managing Partner, Northern Ireland | Arthur Cox
  • Alan Taylor
  • +44 28 9026 2671
  • Arthur Cox, Victoria House, Gloucester Street, Belfast BT1 4LS, Northern Ireland


Alan Taylor has been Chairman of Arthur Cox Northern Ireland since early 2016, having served as Managing Partner since 2008. In addition, he is the Head of our Corporate and Commercial practice, a position he has held since joining the firm in 2007.

Alan is one of the best-known and most respected Corporate lawyers in Northern Ireland. He is regularly chosen by clients in the most complex and high-profile deals as well as by start-ups for his wisdom and experience in early stage investments.
Alan’s corporate client roster is comprised of the largest household names, and the most active multi-national corporates. He is the go-to adviser for overseas corporates looking at transactions in Northern Ireland and indigenous businesses at all stages of lifecycle, including large scale international acquisitions and also significant business or asset corporate disposals.

Alan deals with a broad range of corporate guidance, corporate and commercial work. 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. He has advised on contracts in the energy, information technology and provision of services to public sector bodies for more than 20 years.

Highly praised by industry commentators, Alan is inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for his work in: Corporate and Commercial; Private Client (Personal tax, trusts and probate); Energy; and Intellectual Property.

  • CPLS (Certificate of Professional Legal Studies), 1995, Queen's University, Belfast
  • LLB (Hons), 1992, University of Dundee
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland, 1995
Board Member, Business in the Community Northern Ireland