Elizabeth is a partner in the Corporate and M&A Group and specialises in corporate law and has a broad corporate and commercial practice.

Elizabeth advises clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity transactions, corporate reorganisations, corporate governance, commercial contracts and general corporate/commercial law matters for Irish and international clients. She has particular experience and expertise in transactions in the insurance and financial services sectors, energy, technology and food sectors. Elizabeth Bothwell is a member of the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame”.

Relevant Experience

  • Acting for the shareholders of Linesight on the sale of Linesight, the leading construction consultancy group, to IPS – Integrated Project Services LLC
  • Acting for F. Hoffman-La Roche on its acquisition of a company developing inflammasome inhibitors to address inflammatory diseases
  • Acting for Covea in its signing of a definitive sale and agreement with Exor to acquire Partner Re for $9 billion
  • Acting for Cofinimmo on its entry to the Irish healthcare market through the acquisition of six nursing and care homes and one rehabilitation clinic from Trinity Care
  • Acting for a group of unsecured creditors on an Irish law Scheme of Arrangement presented by Nordic Aviation Capital DAC to restructure more than €5 billion of debt
  • Acting for the shareholders of Strencom on the sale of Strencom , the secured connectivity and cloud solutions specialist to Welltel
  • Acting for on the 75% sale of Mainstream Renewables, the wind and solar company to the Norwegian energy investment company Akee Horizons
  • Acting for Gaiety Investments on the sale of 50% of MCD Productions to LN Gaiety Holdings
  • Acting for Swiss Re on its £1.6 billion acquisition of Ark Life Assurance Company Limited as part of its acquisition of the Guardian Financial Group
  • Acting for Barclays Bank in its disposal of Barclays Insurance (Dublin) DAC and Barclays Assurance (Dublin) DAC


“Elizabeth Bothwell is excellent to deal with. She is very supportive and responsive to her clients and her consistently strong service is one of the main reasons I would choose Arthur Cox.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2023

“Super attitude. Responsive. Sees the whole picture while managing the detail required.”

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2021

“We have found Elizabeth Bothwell very knowledgeable, responsive and with good relationships with the regulator (the Central Bank of Ireland) and knowledge of their likely responses. She has also been very commercial in her advice, appreciating that law and regulation does not always cater for all circumstances.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2021

“Elizabeth Bothwell is genuinely top-notch at both M&A and insurance regulation, which is actually a very rare combination. She has a strong understanding of how insurance reg will impact M&A structures and how to navigate M&A hot spots with the regulator. She seems to have an instinctive understanding of the legal risk tolerance of re/insurers. Always reliable on our large strategic projects.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2020

Education & Qualifications

  • LLM, 1993, London School of Economics
  • LLB, 1989, Trinity College Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1993
  • Member of Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of the International Bar Association