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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.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising on the Irish aspects of the proposed ReAssure IPO.
  • Advising Fosun on the Irish aspects of its holding in the Thomas Cook Group
  • Advising Barclays Bank in its disposal of Barclays Insurance (Dublin) DAC and Barclays Assurance (Dublin) DAC
  • Advising the lenders to Cinven on its purchase of Axa Life Europe DAC
  • Acting for Swiss Re’s business unit Admin Re on the Irish aspects of its acquisition of Guardian Financial Services for £1.6 billion
  • Advising Great West on its acquisition of the Irish Life Group
  • Advising Phoenix on the disposal of Scottish Mutual International Holdings Limited
  • Advising Exor S.p.A in relation to its $6.9 billion acquisition of PartnerRe Limited
  • Advising the Armour Group with respect to its €53 million acquisition of Mitsui Sumitomo Reinsurance Limited
  • 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


+353 1 920 1670

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380

  • 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

“I work mostly with Elizabeth Bothwell who always makes herself available and who is very clear and concise when providing any advice. Elizabeth will treat the most basic of questions with her full attention and no question is too silly to ask. She is very personable and approachable for someone at her level in the firm.”

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

“Elizabeth Bothwell is genuinely top-notch at both M&A and insurance regulation, which is actually a very rare combination. Often runs rings around the big name firms based in London. 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

Elizabeth Bothwell “is very calm, very approachable and always willing to do whatever it takes for the client.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019

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