Geoff Moore

  • Geoff Moore
  • +353 1 920 1216
  • Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland


Geoff is a partner in the Corporate Department, where he leads one of our M&A teams. He specialises in corporate finance, advising on mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), private equity and equity capital markets. He also has an active public company advisory practice.

He has transactional experience across a broad range of industries, with a particular focus in recent years on the healthcare / pharma and financial services sectors. He has advised on many of the largest and most high profile M&A deals in Irish corporate history and is recognised as one of the country’s leading corporate lawyers by each of Chambers Global/Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR and Who’s Who Legal.

Previously, Geoff practised in the Corporate Finance Group of a leading New York firm.


Significant transactional experience includes advising:

Healthcare / Pharma

  • Allergan plc on its pending $63 billion merger with AbbVie
  • Mylan N.V. on its $27 billion offer for Perrigo Company plc
  • Allergan plc on its $40 billion disposal of its generics business to Teva Pharmaceuticals and its $2 billion acquisition of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Actavis plc on its $66 billion White Knight acquisition of Allergan, including an $8.4 billion simultaneous ordinary and convertible share offering
  • Covidien plc on its $43 billion takeover by Medtronic plc
  • Mallinckrodt plc on its $5.6 billion acquisition of Questcor Pharmaceuticals
  • Davy as sponsor of the €330 million IPO of Malin Corporation plc on the Irish Stock Exchange
  • Actavis plc on its $25 billion acquisition of Forest Laboratories
  • Warner Chilcott plc on its $8.5 billion takeover by Actavis plc
  • Johnson & Johnson on its investment in elan Corporation, plc and on its related acquisition of assets related to the Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Program from elan

Financial Services

  • The sponsors on the 2017 IPO of Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
  • Deloitte on various transactions
  • The Special Liquidators of IBRC on various loan portfolio sales transactions
  • Apollo on various acquisitions of distressed debt
  • Bank of Scotland plc on numerous loan portfolio sales transactions (asset finance, commercial real estate and residential real estate)
  • Allied Irish Banks on the disposal of its international financial services business
  • Bank of Ireland on its recapitalisations and its participation in NAMA
  • FEXCO on the disposal of its money transfer business to Western Union


  • Tyco International plc on its $20 billion merger with Johnson Controls Inc.

Food and Drink

  • Fyffes plc on its €750 million acquisition by Sumitomo Corporation
  • Greencore plc on its €120 million disposal of its malt business to Axereal

Transport and Telecommunications

  • Air France on the sale of Cityjet
  • Aer Lingus on its IPO
  • eir on various corporate matters including the disposal of its telecommunications masts and previous equity issuances
  • M.Litt, 1998, Trinity College, Dublin
  • BCL (First Class Honours), 1996, University College, Cork
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2001
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising), 2001
  • Admitted as an Attorney and Counsellor at Law in New York, 2001