Arthur Cox has installed corporate lawyer Geoff Moore as its managing partner to lead the firm for the next four years.
He will take office on 1 November, succeeding Brian O’Gorman who has completed two terms in the role.
Geoff graduated from UCC in 1996 and holds an M Litt from TCD. He joined Arthur Cox as a trainee in 1998, left for two years to work in the corporate finance group of a leading New York firm and returned to the firm, being made a partner in 2007.
Geoff has advised on many large M&A deals and is recognised as a leading corporate lawyer by each of Chambers Global/Europe, The Legal 500 and the IFLR.
He specialises in corporate finance, private equity and equity capital markets and also has an active public company advisory practice.
Arthur Cox chair Orla O’Connor said: “Geoff has risen to the very top in his professional practice and has also shown leadership within this large, busy and diverse firm. He has held several management roles in the firm, including as team lead in the corporate department and as one of our diversity partners.
“Brian O’Gorman has led the firm with vision and calmness for eight years, through a period of extraordinary change, both in the external environment and within the firm. On behalf of all at Arthur Cox we thank him and wish him well as he returns to full-time practice.”
Geoff Moore said: “It is a great honour to be chosen to lead this firm, which has played such a central role in Ireland’s business life for so long and celebrates its 100th birthday next year.”