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Paul Egan

Of Counsel


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.

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 and Partners, 2018

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."

Chambers and Partners, 2017

Capital Markets: “Very knowledgeable in the area."

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

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
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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