21/10/2022 Appointments


Arthur Cox New Of Counsel
Geoff Moore, Managing Partner, Stephen D’Ardis, Deirdre Cummins, Ronan Scanlan and Orla O’Connor, Chair 

These appointments further strengthen the firm’s expertise and reflect increased client demand in these areas.

Commenting on their appointments, Geoff Moore, Managing Partner, Arthur Cox, commented, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Deirdre, Ronan and Stephen to these key roles. Their skills and experience will bring huge benefit to our clients as they navigate increasingly complex legal and regulatory landscapes.”

Orla O’Connor, Chair, Arthur Cox, added, “Congratulations to Deirdre, Ronan and Stephen on their appointments. Of Counsel play a really important role in our client teams, as their specialist expertise means that we can continue to deliver commercially focused, practical advice to support clients in their objectives.”

Meet our new Of Counsel: 

Deirdre Cummins, Of Counsel, Pensions and Employment Benefits Group 

Deirdre advises on all aspects of pensions law and is a member of the Pensions Council. She advises on the ongoing management and administration of occupational pension arrangements from establishment to winding up, including regulatory compliance, trusteeship issues, drafting and scheme amendments, GDPR considerations, member communications and restructuring and liability management exercises.

Prior to joining Arthur Cox, Deirdre was a partner with another major Irish law firm.

Stephen D’Ardis, Of Counsel, Insurance Group

Stephen works with clients in the areas of insurance, reinsurance, financial regulation and mergers and acquisitions for insurance undertakings. He advises on portfolio transfers, reinsurance treaties, Solvency II and other regulatory matters, ESG issues, risk management, outsourcing and corporate governance.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was Senior Legal Counsel with a global insurance provider.

Ronan Scanlan, Of Counsel, Competition and Regulated Markets Group

Ronan’s practice covers EU and Irish competition and antitrust law. He advises clients on merger control, abuse of dominance and antitrust investigations by the European Commission and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland (CCPC).  Ronan brings a unique perspective to his role, having previously worked at the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK, working closely with the Office of Communications (‘Ofcom’) and the European Commission on a number of cases, and while on secondment to the CCPC.

Prior to joining Arthur Cox, Ronan was with another major Irish law firm.