Maura has been a partner since 2007.  Prior to joining Arthur Cox, she worked for Linklaters’ London office.

Maura advises international and domestic companies, as well as public sector bodies, on all aspects of company law and a wide range of commercial matters.  Maura has extensive experience of advising on public and private mergers and acquisitions, with particular emphasis on takeovers, schemes of arrangement and mergers.

Maura works with companies at every stage of their growth cycle, from initial funding, to private equity investment and through to their IPO or other liquidity event.  Maura also regularly advises listed companies on secondary share issuances, using their shares as consideration for acquisitions, as well as compliance and governance matters.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising Flutter Entertainment plc on its recommended all-share combination with the Stars Group Inc. to create a global leader in sports betting and gaming
  • Advising Ingersoll Rand on the $15 billion combination of its industrial business with Gardner Denver, the first Reverse Morris Trust involving an Irish Company
  • Advising Eaton Corporation on the spin-off of its lighting business
  • Advising Cubic Telecom on its €23.5 funding from the European Investment Bank
  • Advising the Irish Government on the establishment of Home Building Finance Ireland, a limited company owned by the Minister for Finance and intended to facilitate the financing of house-building in Ireland
  • Advising Strongbridge Biopharma on the disposal of certain assets to Novo Nordisk for €145 million, and a 10% strategic investment in Strongbridge by Novo Nordisk
  • Advising Future Finance on its €40 million Series C investment round
  • Advising International Paper on its $9 billion offer for Smurfit Kappa
  • Advising Cubic Telecom on its €40 million Series C investment round
  • Advising Hanover Investors on its £35 million takeover offer for Escher Group plc

Contact

+353 1 920 1182
maura.mclaughlin@arthurcox.com

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380
Ireland

  • BA (Hons) (Cantab), 1997, Trinity College, Cambridge University
  • Certificate in Professional Legal Studies, 1999, Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2003
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising), 2000
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland (non-practising),1999
  • Member of the International Bar Association

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IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2019

“She is a fantastic, commercially oriented and a pragmatic lawyer. Her experience, commercial awareness and knowledge are extensive.”

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2019

 

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