Geoff Moore to continue as head of Arthur Cox

Geoff Moore to continue as head of Arthur Cox

Geoff Moore

Arthur Cox managing partner Geoff Moore has been reappointed to serve a second four-year term.

Mr Moore has served as the firm’s managing partner since 2019 and as a partner since 2007. Prior to his current role, he served as co-head of the firm’s corporate/M&A group, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory work for leading corporates.

His tenure as managing partner has straddled Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic, the rise of ESG and dramatic changes in ways of working adopted by the firm and its clients.

His new term coincides with the rise of AI, record planned investment in energy transition and climate change measures, and increased regulation and reporting across all sectors amidst changing dynamics in global capital markets on foot of increased interest rates.

A native of Cork, 48-year-old Mr Moore graduated from University College Cork in 1996 and later achieved an MLitt from Trinity College Dublin. He joined Arthur Cox as a trainee in 1998, left for two years to work in the corporate finance group of a leading New York firm and returned to the firm, being made a partner in 2007.

He has transactional experience across a broad range of industries, with a particular focus in recent years on the healthcare/pharma and financial services sectors. He has advised on many of the largest and most high profile M&A deals in Irish corporate history.

Orla O’Connor, chair of Arthur Cox, said: “Geoff’s progressive approach to client services and how we operate as a firm underpins our tier 1 status in the provision of premium work for our dynamic national and international client base.

“His strong emphasis on investment in people leaves Arthur Cox optimally positioned for continuing growth in an increasingly diverse and dynamic business and working environment.”

Mr Moore said: “It has been a rollercoaster four years during which it has been our privilege to advise on some of the largest, most complex and interesting deals in our firm’s history, whilst also assisting clients navigate increasingly complex regulatory environments.

“My next four years will be about continued investment in our client services and people to support and capitalise on emerging challenges and opportunities in areas like climate change, AI and everchanging capital markets.”

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