Paul Robinson

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


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 a particular emphasis on, mergers and acquisitions (with an emphasis on technology, fintech and food), corporate finance matters, joint ventures, limited partnerships, shareholder agreements and high growth companies, private equity, cross border merger transactions, management buy-outs, corporate reorganisations and general commercial agreements.


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

  • Advised Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS) on the acquisition of S3 Semiconductors
  • Advised Cognosec (NASDAQ:COGS) on the acquisition of Advantio
  • Advised Intel on the sale of Havoc
  • Advised CRH plc on the acquisition of €6.5bn of assets from Holcim & Lafarge
  • Advised Red Carnation Hotels on the acquisition of Ashford Castle
  • Advised Blackstone on hotel acquisitions and disposals
  • Advised Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital in relation to BMC software
  • Acted for Axway Software in the acquisition of Vordel Limited
  • Acting for Redmere Technologies in its merger with Fresco & Chrysalis to create Spectra7 Microsystems Inc
  • Acted for the General Partner on the establishment of two Frontline Ventures VC funds (established as limited partnerships)
  • Acted for SLM Partners on the establishment of SLM Silva Fund LP (a sustainable forestry fund)
  • Acting for Curtiss Wright Controls in the acquisition of Acra Control Limited
  • Acting for Donegal Investment Group plc on the sale of business divisions, a minority oppression action regarding Monaghan Mushrooms and a return of capital
  • Acting for the shareholders of Noonan Services Group on its sale to an Alchemy Partners backed company
  • Acting for 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 on corporate matters
  • Acting for UCD and TCD on the University Bridge Fund
  • Acting for venture capital investors in Irish companies
  • Acting for UTV plc in various acquisitions of Irish radio stations
  • Acting for Topaz Energy Group in the acquisition of the retail fuels business of Royal Dutch Shell plc in Ireland
  • Acting for KLA-Tencor in the acquisition of an Irish company
  • Acting for Wockhardt in the acquisition of Pinewood Healthcare
  • Acting for Avaya Inc. in the acquisition of Spectel plc
  • Acting for shareholders of CCM Software Services Limited in its sale to Serco plc
  • Acting for bank syndicates on debt to equity transactions
  • 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
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2001
  • Partner since 2007
  • 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)
  • 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)