Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson | Corporate Lawyer | Arthur Cox | Dublin, Ireland

Expertise

Paul is a Dublin based M&A lawyer in the firm’s Corporate Group and has extensive experience advising on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. He has been involved in a large number of high profile acquisitions and disposals in the Irish market and regularly advises leading Irish and international public and private companies, as well as private shareholders, on all aspects of corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on, mergers and acquisitions (in particular on technology, fintech and food related companies), corporate finance matters, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and high growth companies, private equity, cross border merger transactions, management buy-outs, limited partnerships, corporate reorganisations and general commercial agreements.

Experience

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

  • Advising Allied Irish Banks, plc on the JV with First Data and advising the JV on the proposed Payzone acquisition
  • Advising Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS) on the acquisition of S3 Semiconductors
  • Advising Genomics Medicine Ireland Limited on its sale to Wuxi NextCode
  • Advising Cognosec (NASDAQ:COGS) on the acquisition of Advantio
  • Advising Intel on the sale of Havoc
  • Advising Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) on the acquisition of Vornia Limited
  • Advising CRH plc on the acquisition of €6.5 billion of assets from Holcim & Lafarge
  • Advising Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital in relation to BMC software
  • Advising Axway Software in the acquisition of Vordel Limited
  • Advising Redmere Technologies in its merger with Fresco & Chrysalis to create Spectra7 Microsystems Inc
  • Advising Curtiss Wright (NYSE: CW) in the acquisition of Acra Control Limited
  • Advising Donegal Investment Group plc on the sale of business divisions, a minority oppression action regarding Monaghan Mushrooms and a return of capital
  • Advising the shareholders of Noonan Services Group on its sale to Alchemy Partners
  • Advising Eutelsat S.A. and SES Astra S.A. in the establishment and subsequent sale of Solaris Mobile, a joint venture Irish based satellite company to Echostar
  • Advising Covanta (NYSE: CVA) on Irish corporate matters
  • Advising UTV plc in 4 acquisitions of Irish radio stations
  • Advising Topaz Energy Group in the acquisition of the retail fuels business of Royal Dutch Shell plc in Ireland
  • Advising KLA Tencor (NASDAQ: KLAC) in the acquisition of an Irish company
  • Advising Wockhardt in the acquisition of Pinewood Healthcare
  • Advising Avaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AVYA) in the acquisition of Spectel plc
  • Advising shareholders of CCM Software Services in its sale to Serco plc
  • Advising the General Partner on the establishment of three Frontline Ventures VC funds (established as limited partnerships)
  • Advising SLM Partners on the establishment of SLM Silva Fund LP (a sustainable forestry fund)
  • Advising UCD and TCD on the University Bridge Fund, L.P.
  • Advising venture capital investors on numerous investments in Irish companies
  • Advising Red Carnation Hotels on the acquisition of Ashford Castle
  • Advising Blackstone on hotel acquisitions and disposals
  • Advising bank syndicates on debt to equity transactions
Education
  • LL.M (Law & Computers), 2001, Queen's University, Belfast
  • M.Sc (Investment & Treasury), 2001, Dublin City University
  • LL.B, 1996, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • BA (Economics & History), 1993, National University of Ireland, Galway
Professional
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2001
  • Partner since 2007
Memberships
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Business Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland
  • Director of The Temple Bar Gallery and Studios CLG  (a registered charity)
Authorship
  • Co-author: “Business Law”, 5th& 6th Editions (2011 & 2015, Oxford University Press/Law Society of Ireland);
  • The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review, co-author of Ireland chapter, Law Business Research, London, 2016 & 2017;
  • Getting the Deal Through: Private M&A 2018 (Law Business Research Ltd)