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
  • Advising an Irish Insurer in respect of a transfer of its business to Bermuda effected by way of an Irish High Court sanctioned Scheme of Arrangement


+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

Elizabeth Bothwell is “always reliable, providing very practical and useful advice on the non-contentious side.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2019

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

Elizabeth Bothwell is noted as “a very knowledgeable, calm and thorough problem-solver. She is excellent all round: she provides very practical and commercial advice and is solution-oriented.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018

Elizabeth Bothwell is lauded for her “excellent knowledge of the Irish regulatory environment and process. She provides quick and pragmatic advice.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017


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