Peter Stafford, Partner - A&L Goodbody

Peter Stafford

Peter Stafford is Chair of our Belfast office and is a member of the Corporate Department. He specialises in corporate finance work including public and private company acquisitions and disposals, management buy outs, private equity transactions, inward investment, partnership and governance advisory work.


Over the last few years Peter's work has included advising the following:

  • Ballyrashane Creamery on its merger with Town of Monaghan Co-op, to create Lacpatrick.
  • Aperture Debt Solutions LLP on its management buyout of the IVA business of Grant Thornton.
  • Progressive Building Society on its merger with City of Derry Building Society.
  • Hanweck Associates LLC on its establishment in Northern Ireland.
  • SITA Suez on the disposal of its NI business to River Ridge Recycling Limited.
  • GolfNow on its acquisition of BRS Golf.
  • Sysco Corporation on its acquisition of Crossgar Foodservice.
  • Atlantic Bridge on its investment into Sophia Search.
  • Hastings Funds Management on acquisition of Phoenix Natural Gas.
  • ADC & HAS Airports on its acquisition of Belfast International Airport.
  • Invest Northern Ireland on all areas of company and commercial law.
  • Kilhorne Bay Seafoods on its disposal of the entire issued share capital of Rockall Seafoods Limited.
  • The Viridian Growth Fund and the Nitech Growth Fund on their early stage equity investments in local startup companies including Fusion Antibodies, TraceAssured and Biomass CHP.

Market Recommendations

  • "commercial, considered and practical." (Chambers UK 2017)
  • "Peter was very calm and measured, and has built up an excellent reputation." (Chambers UK 2016)
  • "He has an ability to recognise the essential, commercially important elements of a deal, and to suggest compromise and balance between the parties in transactions, while ensuring our interests are recognised and protected." (Chambers UK 2015)
  • In April 2013 Insider recognised his outstanding legal work and awarded Peter Northern Ireland 'Dealmaker of the Year 2013'. An award that is echoed in the legal rankings with comments including: Peter is "worldly wise and brings a level of gravitas." (Legal 500 UK 2014)


  • MA, Jesus College Cambridge 1996
  • BA, Jesus College Cambridge 1992
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Northern Ireland
  • Solicitor, Law Society of England & Wales

Professional activities

  • Council member of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.
Peter Stafford

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consistently good…seeing the bigger picture

(Chambers UK 2014)