06/05/2021 Awards

IFLR1000 Women Leaders are the most prominent female lawyers working in financial and corporate law within their jurisdictions. This is an elite group of lawyers with outstanding reputations within their markets who either have expertise and experience of working on complex deals or who have risen to hold leadership roles in their firms or their practices.

Orla O’Connor is a partner in the firm’s Finance Group and Chair of the Firm. She has worked on numerous financing and restructuring transactions both for banks and borrowers. Orla is also a member of the firm’s Financial Regulation practice and advises on bank reorganisations and on a wide range of regulatory issues relating to payments, electronic money, anti-money laundering, mortgage arrears, and consumer credit.

Grainne Hennessy is a partner in the Arthur Cox Finance Group and practices in finance law with particular emphasis on real estate finance, construction finance, syndicate financing, leveraged financing, receivables financing, and lending to QIAIFs, ICAVs, and REITs.

Maura McLaughlinis a partner in the Firm’s Corporate and M&A GroupMaura advises international and domestic companies, as well as public sector bodies, on all aspects of corporate law and governance, as well as a wide range of commercial matters.  Her clients include Ireland’s largest companies, with a focus on the financial services, industrials, entertainment, and technology sectors. Maura has extensive experience advising on public and private M&A, with cross-border transactions being an area of focus.  Maura regularly advises on both recommended and hostile takeovers, including schemes of arrangement and mergers.

Tara O’Reilly is a partner and co-head in the firm’s Asset Management and Investment Funds Group. Tara has extensive experience in advising leading asset managers and fund promoters both globally and domestically in the structuring, establishment, management, and sale of a wide variety of investment funds in the UCITS and alternative space. Tara advises those funds, their management companies, servicing operations, and directors of their regulation, compliance, and corporate governance requirements. Tara has particular expertise in ETFs.