Laura Mulleady, Partner - A&L Goodbody

Laura Mulleady

Laura Mulleady is a Partner in the Corporate Department, specialising in insurance. Her practice is focused on advising domestic and cross-border insurers, reinsurers, captives and intermediaries on all aspects of non-contentious insurance and reinsurance regulation and transactions. In recent times, she has been particularly involved in business transfers and amalgamations involving insurers and reinsurers.


Significant recent deals and work include advising:

  • Carlyle Cardinal on its acquisition of AA Ireland Limited and subsidiaries from AA Corporation Limited.
  • Motorola on the domestic amalgamation (under the Companies Act 2014) of its Irish captive insurer and reinsurer.
  • Guardian Financial Services on the acquisition of Ark Life.
  • HSBC Group on the regulatory aspects of the sale of its Irish non-life insurance and reinsurance business to Catalina Foxtrot.
  • Lloyds Banking Group on the closure and transfer of the businesses of its Shannon-based life and non-life insurance operations to two UK group companies.
  • Irish Life on the portfolio transfer to it of Quinn Life-Direct’s life assurance business.
  • A regulated seller of payment protection insurance on an ongoing themed inspection by the CBI.
  • XL Group on the first combined portfolio transfer and cross-border merger ever conducted in Ireland and on subsequent SE formations.
  • A major insurance group on the conversion of its Irish operation to a European company.
  • Two major international groups with captive insurance operations in Ireland on the different options for merging/combining their two businesses into one insurer, including advising on portfolio transfer and domestic merger options.
  • An Irish-authorised life assurance undertaking on new avenues for generating business in light of the restrictions on cold-calling and related matters in the Consumer Protection Code 2012.
  • Numerous other insurers and reinsurers on portfolio transfer, restructurings, domestic and cross-border mergers.

Market Recommendations

  • "Recommended Lawyer." (Legal 500 2017)
  • "A safe pair of hands and gets deals done." (Chambers Europe 2017)
  • "Very good - quick to deal with any issue that is thrown up and easy to work with." (Chambers Europe 2016)
  • One of the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance lawyers. (Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance 2016)


  • BCL (European), University College Dublin, 1997
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2001
  • AITI, Irish Tax Institute, 2002 (non-practising)

Professional Activities

Laura has had several articles on various insurance topics published and has also lectured and presented on a range of insurance topics over the last number of years.

Laura Mulleady

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Very good - quick to deal with any issue

(Chambers Europe 2016)