Paul Egan

Of Counsel

Paul is a former Chairman of the Corporate Department and practises primarily in public company transactions and corporate governance.

He advises public, private and State-owned companies generally and on matters of company law, corporate governance and securities law.

Paul is the author and co-author of several publications, including EU Securities Legislation (Co-authored with Mason Hayes & Curran Partner Fionán Breathnach, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2014), The Companies Acts of Ireland and the UK: Comparative Tables (Jordans, 1991 and 1995), Irish Corporate Procedures (Jordans, 1993, 1995 and 2007) and Jordans’ Irish Company Secretarial Precedents, (1995, 1999, 2003 and 2009 and 2016).


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

Paul is a corporate and securities lawyer.  He has been a member of the statutory Company Law Review Group since 2000, with a particular focus on the law as it affects PLCs. He is the Law Society’s nominee to the Irish Takeover Panel. He is a member of the Council of the Law Society of Ireland and from 1987 until 2004 was a member of its Business Law Committee and its Chairman 2002 to 2004. He is also a member of the Irish Stock Exchange’s Regulatory Panel. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, as well as Ireland.

Flagship Projects

  • Represented Dragon Oil plc in the 2015 recommended Stg£3.7bn takeover by Emirates National Oil Company.
  • Represented Tribute Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., headquartered in Ontario, in its proposed 2015 combination with Pozen Inc., headquartered in North Carolina, under a new Irish holding company to be named Aralez Pharmaceuticals plc.
  • Represented Norish plc in its 2015 placing and new share ownership plan.


Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2017

Capital Markets: “Very knowledgeable in the area."

Corporate/M&A: “Always there to support us on anything we need.”

Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2016

Capital Markets: "One of the most intelligent people you will meet"

Corporate/M&A: "An oracle of company law"

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Speaker at the ICEL Brexit Series at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin "Public Company Takeovers: Future Regulation of Shared Jurisdiction Companies", February 2017. 
  • Opening lecturer in Law Society of Ireland Corporate Law and Governance postgraduate diploma course, 2010 to date.
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Areas of Expertise

Company Law Corporate Advisory Corporate Law Recent Deals Equity Capital Markets

Professional Memberships

Irish Takeover Panel

Company Law Review Group

Law Society of Ireland, Council Member

Chairman, Law Society Task Force on Limited Liability Partnerships, 2004 - 2006

Chairman, Law Society Business Committee, 2002 - 2004

Chairman, CLRG Committee on PLCs and associated issues, 2004 - 2006

Institute of Directors

Irish Stock Exchange Regulatory Panel

Irish Legal History Society, Council Member


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

Université de Paris, Sorbonne.

Law Society of Ireland,