Elizabeth Bothwell

Elizabeth Bothwell | Insurance Reinsurance Lawyer | Arthur Cox


Elizabeth specialises in corporate law and has a broad corporate and commercial practice including advising on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity transactions, corporate reorganisations, corporate governance, commercial contracts and general corporate/commercial law matters for Irish and international clients. She has particular experience and expertise in transactions in the energy, insurance and financial services sectors, technology and food sectors.


In recent years, Elizabeth has been involved in the following transactions:

  • Advising Swiss Re in its disposal of a minority stake in Reassure to MS & AD
  • Advising Barclays Bank in its disposal of Barclays Insurance (Dublin) DAC and Barclays Assurance (Dublin) DAC
  • Advising the lenders to Cinven on its purchase of Axa Life Europe DAC
  • Acting for Swiss Re’s business unit Admin Re on the Irish aspects of its acquisition of Guardian Financial Services for GBP 1.6 billion
  • Advising Great West on its acquisition of the Irish Life Group
  • Advising Phoenix on the disposal of Scottish Mutual International Holdings Limited
  • Advising Exor S.p.A in relation to its $6.9 billion acquisition of PartnerRe Limited
  • Advising the Armour Group with respect to its €53 million acquisition of Mitsui Sumitomo Reinsurance Limited
  • Advising an Irish Insurer in respect of a transfer of its business to Bermuda effected by way of an Irish High Court sanctioned Scheme of Arrangement
  • Advising RSA on a number of acquisitions including its €65 million acquisition of 123.ie and joint venture with Bestquote.ie
  • Acting for ESB in relation to the €450 million sale of four power stations and two sites at Shannonbridge and Lanesboro to Endesa S.A.
  • Acting for the Irish Government on the sale of the majority of its stake in Bank of Ireland
  • Acting for Liberty Global Inc. on its €325 million acquisition of the cable business of ntl in Ireland
  • Acting for Topaz Energy Group in the acquisition of the retail fuels business of Royal Dutch Shell plc in Ireland


  • LL.M, 1993, London School of Economics
  • LL.B, 1989, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1993
  • International Bar Association
  • Member of the firm’s CSR Committee