Paul is a former Chairman of Corporate and practises primarily in public company transactions and corporate governance.
Paul is Chairman of the Company Law Review Group (CLRG), the statutory body responsible for advising the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation on matters of company law.
He is a former member of the Irish Takeover Panel, as nominee of the Law Society, 2012 to 2018.
Paul is author of several books on company law and securities law, including Irish and EU Market Abuse Texts (MHC 2017), European Union Securities Legislation (MHC, 5 editions 2004-2014), Irish Corporate Procedures (Jordans, 3 editions 1993-2007), contributor on securities law to Bloomsbury’s Companies Acts 1963 to 2012 (Bloomsbury, 2013), Ethics in the Public and Private Sector: the Legislation (MHC 2012).
Paul is a member of the Irish Stock Exchange Listing and Rules Committees, 2005 to date.
Paul is a former chairman of the firm's corporate practice. He gains significant praise from peers for his diverse experience across major M&A and ECM transactions. Multiple sources comment on his excellent academic credentials and "legal brain."
Capital Markets: “Very knowledgeable in the area."
Corporate/M&A: “Always there to support us on anything we need.”
Capital Markets: "One of the most intelligent people you will meet"
Corporate/M&A: "An oracle of company law"
Capital Markets: Paul "Is very practical and commercial, and has an intense knowledge of the law, which he explains very well."
Corporate/M&A: "Very user-friendly, pragmatic, easy to deal with and not adversarial in nature – he just wants to get the deal done."
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
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