Arthur Cox appoints 3 new partners

Arthur Cox is pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners to the firm.  Based in Dublin, they are Catherine Austin (Pensions), Hilary Callanan (Banking) and Aiden Small (Capital Markets).

Advising employers and trustees on the establishment and operation of occupational pension schemes, Catherine Austin works closely with the firm’s Employment Group on the pension provisions of contracts of employment, resolution of pension disputes and negotiation of settlement agreements.

Hilary Callanan specialises in banking, financial services and project finance, advising both borrowers and Irish and international financial institutions.  Hilary has substantial experience in banking and project finance transactions including negotiating finance documentation for lenders and borrowers, advising on the restructuring of facilities in default and the enforcement options in domestic and cross-border transactions.

Aiden Small is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group, specialising in structured finance and derivatives.  He advises investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms and investment managers on wide range of treasury products.  Aiden previously worked with Allen & Overy and Morgan Stanley in London and joined the firm in January 2012.

Commenting on the appointments, Brian O’Gorman, Managing Partner of Arthur Cox, said: “The appointments of Catherine, Hilary and Aiden to Partner is recognition of the exceptional expertise and quality each of them brings to their work.  All three have not only demonstrated their commitment to the firm but have also demonstrated outstanding service to clients.”

Arthur Cox is one of Ireland’s leading law firms. For over 90 years, it has been at the forefront of developments in the legal profession in Ireland. An international firm, the firm has over 100 partners and a total staff of over 600 in offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York and Silicon Valley.

Two weeks ago Arthur Cox was named Irish Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2013. In 2012 the firm was named Ireland Tax Firm of the Year 2012 by the International Tax Review, the fourth time Arthur Cox has won this award in the past eight years.  For the sixth consecutive year the firm was named Legal Adviser of the Year for Ireland 2012 by Financial Times/mergermarket and was awarded Republic of Ireland Law Firm of the Year 2012 at The Lawyer European Awards.