Paula Phelan



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Paula is Head of the Company Secretarial Department and has extensive and wide experience as a chartered secretary having previously worked in the company secretarial department of two leading accountancy firms and also held the position of deputy company secretary of a large quoted plc.

Paula provides a comprehensive quality company secretarial and company law compliance service to clients and is responsible for the records maintenance and public filing of several hundred Irish companies. Paula is a qualified chartered secretary in Ireland and the United Kingdom. She is co-author of the third edition of Jordans Irish Company Secretarial Precedents (Jordans, 2009) and is a contributor to the Irish chapter of the International Expatriate Employment Handbook.


  • Corporate Governance and Company Law
  • Company Secretarial Practice
  • Charities and Not-for-Profit
  • Corporate Re-organisations

Representative Matters

  • Acted as company secretarial advisor to Berkshire Partners, LLC, Advent International Corporation and Bain Capital Partners, LLC in their recommended $1.1 billion offer by way of scheme of arrangement for Skillsoft plc
  • Acted as company secretarial advisor to Mylan Inc., which ranks among the leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world, in respect of its $550 million cash acquisition of Bioniche Pharma Holdings Ltd
  • Acted as company secretarial adviser to Simpson Strong-Tie Ireland Limited in its acquisition of part of the business and assets of Liebig Group

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Paula regularly gives presentations to company secretaries and board of     directors on company secretarial and corporate governance matters
  • Paula has previously acted on a lecturing panel for the Director Development Programme run by the Centre of Corporate Governance at University College Dublin


Co-author: Jordans Irish Company Secretarial Precedents, 3rd edition, Jordans, 2004

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Areas of Expertise

Company Secretarial Corporate Company Law Company Law Review Group EU Company Law


University of Dublin, Trinity College (BSc Mgnt)