Christopher McLaughlin

Partner at Arthur Cox & Co.

Christopher McLaughlin

Christopher McLaughlin

Partner at Arthur Cox & Co.

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Christopher McLaughlin

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+353 (0)1 618 1106 (Direct Line)
chris.mclaughlin@arthurcox.com

Dublin » Arthur Cox, Earlsfort Centre, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland


Expertise

Chris is a partner in the Corporate Department. He specialises in corporate finance, advising international and domestic listed, public and private companies on all aspects of company law, including on compliance and governance issues. He has extensive experience of advising on corporate migrations to Ireland, public takeovers and schemes of arrangement, and private equity. Prior to joining the firm, Chris trained and worked in London, most recently in the London office of a leading US law firm.

Experience

In recent years, Chris has advised:

Alkermes, Inc. on its merger with the drug delivery business of Elan Corporation, plc, resulting in a new Irish group holding company listed on NASDAQ
Seagate on the acquisition of Samsung's hard drive business
Alkermes plc on an underwritten offering of its shares
A number of US listed companies (on both NYSE and NASDAQ) on their migrations to Ireland, including the insertion of a new Irish incorporated and resident holding company (including Cooper Industries, Seagate Technology and Global Indemnity)
Osteologix, Inc. on its IP reorganisation and migration to Ireland
A number of listed companies on their court approved reductions of share capital
A number of listed companies on compliance, accounting and corporate governance issues
Numerous foreign private equity investors on significant investments in and acquisitions of Irish companies or businesses
A number of international bidders, MBO teams and public company targets (listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, NYSE and NASDAQ) in respect of numerous takeovers (in the technology, food and drink, transport, manufacturing, insurance and pensions/trust administration sectors) under the Irish takeover regime
A number of financial advisers on numerous public offers
An international utility company on the establishment of its Irish subsidiaries, global cash pooling arrangements and reorganisation
Premier Foods plc on the acquisition of Campbell's Irish business
UTV Media Group plc on a Class 1 acquisition and the Irish aspects of its rights issue
A private equity house on the divestment of its substantial holding in Aryzta, the Irish and Swiss food company
Wockhardt on the acquisition of Pinewood Healthcare
On the sale of Mount Carmel Hospital to Harlequin Healthcare
Icelandic investors on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Insomnia coffee chain
IWP International plc on its financial restructuring and subsequent delisting

Practice Areas

Corporate and M&A
Company Compliance and Governance
Inward Investment
Life Sciences
Restructuring

Education

BA (Hons), 1990, Balliol College, Oxford University
CPE/LSF, 1993, College of Law, London

Professional

Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2005
Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising) 1995

Authorship

Co-author of Irish chapter of PLC Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook 2009/10
Co-author of Irish chapter of PLC Capital Markets Handbook 2008/09
Co-author of the Irish section of the PLC Equity Capital Markets Handbook 2006/2007
Irish contributor to EU Commission study on implementation of the EU Takeover Directive

Publications

Guide to: Corporate Migration, Autumn 2010
Corporate and M&A, Inward Investment, Tax
03.11.2010 | Format: pdf
PLC Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook 2010-11 (Ireland chapter)
Corporate and M&A
07.06.2010 | Format: pdf
PLC Cross-border Capital Markets Handbook 2010
Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets
22.02.2010 | Format: pdf
Corporate Brief - Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009
Corporate and M&A, Tax
25.01.2010 | Format: pdf

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Zoetis, Inc., Zoetis Belgium SA purchase Nexvet Biopharma Plc

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Recro Pharma, Inc., Recro Pharma LLC purchase Alkermes Gainesville LLC from Alkermes Plc

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Allergan Plc purchases Forest Laboratories, Inc.

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