Christopher McLaughlin

Arthur Cox - Ireland

Partner, Corporate and M&A


+353 1 920 1026

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

England & Wales



Practice areas:

Private equity

Industry sectors:

Pharmaceuticals and life sciences

Chris has broad public and private company experience, advising both international and Irish clients with a particular emphasis on cross-border, public and private M&A, listings, offerings (both initial and secondary), private equity and corporate finance matters and regulatory/corporate governance matters. Chris has worked in Dublin, London and Paris.

  • Advising Pentair plc on the spin of its electrical business to create nVent Electric plc
  • Advising Avadel Pharmaceuticals on it $143.7 Exchangeable Senior Notes Offering
  • Advising numerous US listed companies, including Seagate, Alkermes, Cooper Industries, Pentair and Avadel, on their corporate migrations to Ireland 
  • Advising Zoetis, Inc. on its takeover of Nexvet Pharmaceuticals plc 
  • Advising Summit Partners on its majority recapitalisation of Trintech

  • Capital markets: Equity
  • M&A
  • Private equity

  • Food and beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Tech and telecoms

  • Ireland
  • England & Wales

  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • International Bar Association

  • BA, Hons (1st Class), Balliol College, Oxford University, 1990
  • CPE and Law Society Finals Examination (1st Class), College of Law, London, 1993
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2005
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, 1995