27/11/2023 Appointments

Geoff has served as Arthur Cox’s Managing Partner since 2019 and as a Partner since 2007. Prior to his current role, he served as Co-Head of the firm’s Corporate/ M&A Group specialising in mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory work for leading corporates.

Geoff’s tenure as Managing Partner has straddled Brexit, the COVID pandemic, the rise of ESG and dramatic changes in ways of working adopted by the firm and its clients. His new term coincides with the rise of AI, record planned investment in energy transition and climate change measures, and increased regulation and reporting across all sectors amidst changing dynamics in global capital markets on foot of increased interest rates.

Geoff joined Arthur Cox as a trainee in 1998, left for two years to work in the corporate finance group of a leading New York firm and returned to the firm, being made a partner in 2007.

He has transactional experience across a broad range of industries, with a particular focus in recent years on the healthcare / pharma and financial services sectors. He has advised on many of the largest and most high profile M&A deals in Irish corporate history and is repeatedly recognised as one of the country’s leading corporate lawyers by leading independent publications, including Chambers Global/Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR and Who’s Who Legal.

Orla O’Connor, Chair of Arthur Cox said: “Geoff’s progressive approach to client services and how we operate as a firm underpins our tier one status in the provision of premium work for our dynamic national and international client base. His strong emphasis on investment in people leaves Arthur Cox optimally positioned for continuing growth in an increasingly diverse and dynamic business and working environment”.

Geoff Moore said: “It has been a roller coaster four years during which it has been our privilege to advise on some of the largest, most complex and interesting deals in our firm’s history, whilst also assisting clients navigate increasingly complex regulatory environments.  My next four years will be about continued investment in our client services and people to support and capitalise on emerging challenges and opportunities in areas like climate change, AI and everchanging capital markets”.

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