Pádraig is one of Ireland’s leading corporate lawyers and was Managing Partner of Arthur Cox from 2003-2011. He was named European Managing Partner of the Year in 2009 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Managing Partners’ Forum in 2012. 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.
Pádraig was ‘Dealmaker in the Spotlight‘ in the American Lawyer’s January 2011 edition and is rated as the top performing corporate lawyer in Ireland by Chambers and Partners.
Pádraig specialises in regulated sectors, advising a range of public companies, private companies and State-related entities on their strategic, transactional and regulatory issues. He trained in a Wall Street law firm prior to joining Arthur Cox as head of our New York Office, before returning to our Corporate Department in Dublin.
Pádraig is Chairman of Dublin Airport Authority and is a director of Paddy Power plc. He is also a member of the European Commission’s Insolvency Law Expert Group (ILEG), the advisory body to the European Commission on the development of an EU cross-border regulatory crisis management regime and resolution for the banking sector.