Paul is a Director and head of Corporate & Commercial at Cleaver Fulton Rankin, specialising in the full scope of Corporate and M&A and Commercial Law.

Paul is recognised as a leading lawyer in Corporate & Commercial, specialising in corporate, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, private equity and venture capital, with particular experience in the energy and renewables sector.

Paul has advised leading local, national and international businesses on mergers & acquisitions.  He regularly advises local companies, local and national PLCs, international investors and public sector organisations.

Paul was previously head of office in an international law firm. He studied Law at Queen’s University, Belfast, before going on to study a Master of Laws at Cambridge University.

He is ranked Band 1 in Chambers UK and Chambers Europe and is recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame in Corporate & Commercial law.

Paul is also a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, and former member of the Northern Ireland Bar.

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