Stephen has considerable experience in acting for large public companies in stock exchange work and securities. He also advises with respect to share schemes and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Arthur Cox, Stephen spent a number of years working in the Commercial Department of an international firm in London, where his practice was mainly focussed on corporate finance.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising Applegreen plc on its acquisition of a majority interest in Welcome Break Holdings Ltd
  • Advising Total Produce plc on its 45% acquisition of Dole Foods
  • Advising Fyffes plc on its €751 million takeover by Sumitomo Corporation
  • Advising Total Produce plc on its €108 million capital reduction
  • Advising Aer Lingus Group plc on its €1.4 billion takeover by IAG
  • Advising NTR plc on its €219 million return of capital and demerger of its wind business
  • Advising Fyffes plc on its $1 billion aborted merger with Chiquita Brands International plc
  • Advising Glanbia plc on its sale of its Dairy Ingredients Ireland business to a joint venture with its majority shareholder, Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited
  • Advising NTR plc on its €100 million return of capital
  • Advising Aer Lingus Group plc on its €500 million capital reduction

Contact

+353 1 920 1175
stephen.hegarty@arthurcox.com

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380
Ireland

  • QMC, LL M, 1989, London University
  • BA (Mod), 1985, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1988
  • Admitted as a solicitor in UK, 1989

Stephen Hegarty is “very responsive and technically strong in his advices.”

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

Stephen Hegarty is “very well respected.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018

Stephen Hegarty has a “calm, balanced, considered and practical approach. He manages risk in a practical way.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017

Stephen Hegarty is a “very strong technical lawyer.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016

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