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09/03/2020 Deals

Arthur Cox is pleased to have advised Aon on its all-share combination with Willis Towers Watson, which combines the world’s second and third largest insurance brokers with an implied combined equity value of $80 billion.

Aon was advised by an Arthur Cox team led by Corporate and M&A partner Cian McCourt and also featured partners Brian O’Gorman, Fintan Clancy, Ailish Finnerty and Stephen Hegarty.

Commenting on the deal, Cian said “We are very pleased to have partnered with Aon on this very significant deal and to support them in their impressive strategic growth. It is the largest transaction in the Irish market so far this year and reflects our position as leaders in the Irish public M&A market”.

Arthur Cox has the leading practice in Ireland in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Our general corporate and commercial experience in Ireland is unsurpassed and our Corporate and M&A Group is a dynamic player in Irish business.

We were ranked as the top Irish law firm for M&A in Ireland by both deal value and volume in the Mergermarket League Tables for 2019. We were also named as M&A Legal Adviser of the year for Ireland 2019 at the Mergermarket European M&A Awards.

Learn more about the deal here.