Lifetime achievement award for man who led Arthur Cox for eight years


Key adviser on financial crisis is honoured by UK & Ireland peers

Pádraig Ó Ríordáin of Arthur Cox has been given the Lifetime Achievement award by the Managing Partners’ Forum for his outstanding leadership of the firm over eight years and for his personal contribution to the efforts to tackle the State’s financial crisis.

Mr Ó Ríordáin was Managing Partner of Arthur Cox for eight years up to late last year. He combined leading the firm with heading the Arthur Cox team which advised the State on the legal aspects of its responses to the country’s banking and financial crisis.

He has now returned to full time client work and was recently appointed as Chairman of the Dublin Airport Authority by Minister Leo Varadkar. Mr Ó Ríordáin is also a director of Paddy Power plc and TVC Holdings plc.

He was named European Managing Partner of the Year in 2009. During his tenure as Managing Partner, Arthur Cox was recognised as European Law Firm of the Year (2006), Best Managed European Law Firm (2007), Best European Corporate Citizen (2007) and has been ranked by the Financial Times as one of the Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe in four of the past five years.