Phil Cody

Phil Cody | Finance Lawyer | Capital Markets | Arthur Cox
  • Phil Cody
  • +1 212 782 3290
  • Arthur Cox, One Rockefeller Plaza, 15th Floor, New York NY 10020, USA


Phil Cody is a partner in the firm’s Finance Group. Phil is based in New York, where he is the resident partner at the firm’s New York representative office. Phil advises on a broad range of finance and financial services matters. His practice encompasses structured finance, debt capital markets, lending transactions (domestic and cross-border, both lender and borrower), financial regulation and transactions involving investment funds. Phil is a trusted adviser to many of the leading Irish and international financial institutions on Irish law matters and is a go-to Irish counsel for foreign market participants and law firms. In addition, Phil is the head of the firm’s derivatives and trading practice and regularly advices on derivatives, repos and securities lending matters and related netting, collateral and regulatory issues.


  • Irish counsel to James Hardie on its debut euro bond offering (EUR 400m). Phil advised on the Irish aspects of the successful bond issue which were extremely critical to the bond issuance as James Hardie plc (an Irish company) is the NYSE listed parent of the James Hardie group and the issuer of the bond was the Irish wholly-owned subsidiary of James Hardie plc – James Hardie International Finance Designated Activity Company. Phil also advised of the listing of the bonds on the Irish Stock Exchange
  • Irish counsel to Allergan plc in respect of the issue by its subsidiary Allergan Funding SCS of EUR 1 bn fixed rate notes and EUR 700,000m Floating Rate Notes, arranged by Barclays, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley
  • Advised several sell-side institutions on structuring and documenting effective strategies to protect their business models for Brexit
  • Representation of Johnson Controls on various credit facilities and bond issuances since 2015
  • Advising, as to Irish law issues, Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec on its global covered bond programme (which is listed in Ireland)


LL.B, Trinity College, Dublin, 2002
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and England
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • American Bar Association
  • European American Chamber of Commerce