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Paul Egan SC

Of Counsel


Paul is a senior consultant and former Chair of the Corporate Department, practising primarily in public company transactions, corporate governance and regulatory matters.

Paul is a founding member and current Chair of the Company Law Review Group (CLRG), the statutory body responsible for advising the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment on matters of company law.

He is a former member of the Irish Takeover Panel (2012 to 2018), as nominee of the Law Society.

Paul is author of several books on company law and securities law, including Irish Securities Law (Bloomsbury, 2021) Irish and EU Market Abuse Texts (MHC, 2017), European Union Securities Legislation (MHC, 5 editions, 2004-2014), Irish Corporate Procedures (Jordan Publishing, 3 editions 1993-2007), and contributor on securities law to Bloomsbury’s Companies Acts 1963 to 2012 (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Ethics in the Public and Private Sector: the Legislation (MHC, 2012).

Paul is a former member of the Irish Equity Market Migration Group (2018 to 2021), the Irish Stock Exchange Listing and Rules Committees (2005 to 2015), the Business Law Committee of the Law Society (1986 to 2004) and the Published Accounts Awards Committee (1998 to 2001).

Specialties

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Equity capital markets
  • Public-to-private transactions
  • Corporate governance
  • Anti-corruption procedures

Flagship Projects

  • Currently lead and conflicts adviser on company and securities law matters with several quoted companies and major shareholders in quoted companies
  • Act in takeovers of quoted companies, including transaction structure and regulatory compliance, acting for bidder, target, shareholders, financiers and advisers
  • Several State mandates on public offerings and joint ventures of State-owned companies

Recommendations

Chambers & Partners, 2021

Paul is noted as a 'Senior Statesperson'.

Chambers & Partners, 2019

"Very knowledgeable and experienced" and is praised for being “clear and practical”.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Opening lecturer to Law Society of Ireland Corporate Law and Governance postgraduate diploma course
  • Speaker at the Irish Centre for European Law Brexit Series at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin "Public Company Takeovers: Post-Brexit Regulation of Shared Jurisdiction Companies", February 2017
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law Corporate Advisory Recent Deals Company Law Equity Capital Markets

Professional Memberships

Irish Takeover Panel (2012 - 2018)

Company Law Review Group - Chair

Council of the Law Society of Ireland - Chair, Law Society Task Force on Limited Liability Partnerships, 2004 - 2006, Chair, Law Society Business Committee, 2002 - 2004

Irish Stock Exchange Listing and Rules Committees

Irish Legal History Society, Council Member

Education

University of Dublin, Trinity College , BA (Mod), 1977

Cours de Civilisation Francaise de la Sorbonne, Diploma in French Language, 1978

Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland 1981

Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales 2004

Admitted as a Notary Public in Ireland 2012