Michael is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and M&A Group.

Michael focuses on public and private M&A transactions, private equity portfolio acquisitions and complex joint venture investment structures typically involving international private equity funds establishing platforms to invest in Ireland in conjunction with local promoters. Michael also specialises in public corporate governance and securities advisory (including takeover defence) work for international and domestic publicly listed clients.

Relevant Experience


“Michael Coyle is the partner we work with in Arthur Cox. He is extremely knowledgeable, a strategic thinker and innovative in his approach. Michael has an excellent understanding of our complex business and always behaves with the utmost professionalism and integrity. In addition to this, Michael, along with his team, is very approachable and personable. As a partner, Michael is always visible and available for last-minute calls.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2023

Michael Coyle “was brilliant, approachable, hardworking, commercially focused, a great negotiator and responsive.”

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

“‘Michael Coyle has a deep range of expertise and always brings an incredibly pragmatic approach to all issues.”

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

Education & Qualifications

  • BCL, 2007, UCD
  • Admitted as a Solicitor, 2011
  • Qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor, Institute of Taxation, 2010
  • Member of Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of Institute of Taxation