Leading law firm Arthur Cox has made two new senior appointments in its Corporate and Commercial department.

Richard Armstrong and Chris Fullerton have each been promoted to Partners, bringing the overall number of Partners in the department to eight.

Welcoming the promotions, Catriona Gibson, Managing Partner at Arthur Cox in Northern Ireland said:

“Our Corporate and Commercial department is already among the most highly regarded in the jurisdiction. The experience and expertise of our new Partners will unquestionably prove a valuable asset in helping our market leading team to continue to provide a first-rate service to our clients.

“Richard and Chris are among the most respected and sought-after corporate lawyers in Northern Ireland bringing a commercial awareness to our broad client base, while working on some of the most complex legal matters.

“It is particularly pleasing to welcome their appointments as each, in keeping with many of our Partners, having commenced their careers with the firm as trainees.”

Each working at Arthur Cox for almost a decade, Richard and Chris provide informed legal counsel to a range of clients in Northern Ireland, throughout the UK and beyond.

Head of Corporate and Commercial, Lynsey Mallon added:

“Our Partners work tirelessly to deliver real value for our broad client base, ensuring that our scale and expertise remain unsurpassed in the local market.

“Both Chris and Richard bring to their new role exceptionally high standards of professionalism gained through years working at the forefront of Northern Ireland’s legal sector. Their appointments will undoubtedly further cement Arthur Cox’s reputation as providing market leading advice on a range of complex corporate and commercial matters, and it is a pleasure to welcome them to the Partner team.”

Arthur Cox’s Corporate and Commercial group is at the heart of some of the most prominent deals taking place in the local marketplace, bolstering its status as a ‘go-to’ firm for trusted legal advice.

In addition to Belfast, the firm has offices in Dublin, London, New York, and San Francisco.