Dr Thomas B Courtney

Dr Thomas B Courtney | Corporate Governance | Company Law | Arthur Cox
  • Dr Thomas B Courtney
  • +353 1 920 1223
  • Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland


Tom is Head of the Company Compliance and Governance Practice and a Partner in the Corporate Group where his focus is corporate governance, company law and financial regulation. Since joining Arthur Cox Tom has built a strong corporate governance practice to leading national and international clients.

Tom led the Arthur Cox team which advised the Department of Finance on the design of the Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010. Arthur Cox’s work on the Act was referred to in the firm’s ‘stand out’ ranking in the Finance category of the FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2011.


  • LLD, 2004, National University of Ireland
  • LLB, 1989, NUIG
  • BA (Legal Science & Sociology), 1987, NUIG
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1992
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, 2014
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, NUI Galway, 2018
  • Chairperson of the Company Law Review Group (2000 to 2018)
  • Member of the EU Commission’s Advisory Group on Company Law and Corporate Governance, established by Commission Decision (2005/380/EC) (2005 to 2009)
  • Bloomsbury Professional’s Company Law Guide 2017 (2017) (co-author)
  • The Law of Companies, (4th ed; 2016)
  • Bloomsbury Professional’s Guide to the Companies Act 2014 (2015) (Editor and contributor)
  • Mareva Injunctions and Related Interlocutory Orders (1998)