Niamh McGovern

Arthur Cox is one of the top law firms in the country. Our success depends on attracting the best people and nurturing their talent in order to enable us to continue to offer services of the highest calibre.

By achieving this goal, we are able to provide our clients with consistently high quality advice that combines technical expertise and a deep appreciation and understanding of the Irish commercial world.

Niamh McGovern, Associate – Energy & PPPNiamh McGovern


  • Law and French, TCD (2009)
  • Accelerated LPC, BPP Law School (2011)
  • Qualified as a Solicitor England & Wales (2013)
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland (2013)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy Finance, DCU


I completed my legal professional qualification and training in a top London law firm where I remained for two and a half years. Once I made the decision to return home Arthur Cox was top of my list. As one of the top law firms in Ireland I knew the work would be of the highest quality, however prior to making my decision I was fortunate to meet with people from the firm and that gave me a great insight into the culture and environment.


Since joining the firm, I have been highly impressed by the sheer breadth and quality of legal service at Arthur Cox. The standard and quality of work is outstanding. Many of the lawyers I have met and worked with have varied experiences and backgrounds which is something I feel makes Arthur Cox stand out as a law firm.


In my role as an Associate in the Energy & PPP group my work covers a variety of areas relating to predominantly energy and infrastructure, which typically involves advising on all aspects of large infrastructure projects (including the design, construction, financing and operation phases), telecommunications projects, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)’s and advising banks, financial institutions and investors on debt and equity funding arrangements.


Once I joined Arthur Cox, I made the decision to complete a postgraduate in Sustainable Energy Finance in DCU which the firm was hugely facilitating and supportive of.


The firm runs a number of initiatives which offer support and guidance. One such programme is the Mentoring Programme whereby you are paired with a more senior associate (or partner) and have structured and unstructured meetings throughout the year, giving you a forum to discuss professional and personnel issues which may have arisen. I found this to be very beneficial for new joiners. In addition, there are frequent learning and training opportunities to avail of to support and develop your skills and knowledge.


In addition to the work Arthur Cox have a very active sports and social committee who are responsible for planning various events throughout the year. Last year, I participated in the Arthur Cox triathlon which I found was a really enjoyable experience and a great way to meet others in the firm.


Overall as a firm Arthur Cox epitomises professionalism, consistently achieving and exceeding expectations. The strong sense of teamwork between fee earners and non-fee earners creates a unique and desirable atmosphere where people are constantly striving to be the best they can be and produce the best results possible.


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