IEL Elite

Arthur Cox

Distinguished national team



Arthur Cox is a premier full-service Irish firm that boasts an impressive employment and industrial relations practice led by Kevin Langford in Dublin.

Louise O’Byrne at Arthur Cox is our favoured person in Dublin.

Leading international firms regularly rely on the team to assist with the Irish aspects of cross-border projects, reflecting the department’s particularly strong track record in multi-jurisdictional mandates. 

Partners Cian Beecher and Séamus Given are additional key contacts in the group.


The group covers the gamut of employment issues. Areas of focus include whistleblowing, D&I, data breaches, and issues impacting senior members of staff, as well as the employment aspects of corporate transactions, and outsourcing, workplace investigations, and crisis management.

The department is able to offer clients facing contentious matters both litigation and alternative dispute resolution support. Team members have experience representing employers before various courts and the Workplace Relations Commission in a wide range of claims – from unfair dismissal claims through to those relating to occupational stress, retirement, bullying, and discrimination.

Notably, the team is adept at taking on matters involving trade unions. Experience spans obtaining injunctions to halt unlawful picketing and sit ins”, trade union recognition, and collective bargaining agreements.

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