Arthur Cullinan | Watson Goepel Vancouver Lawyers

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Arthur is an Articling Student at Watson Goepel LLP and advises a variety of clients in different industry sectors on a broad range of corporate and commercial legal matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Arthur practiced as a solicitor in the mergers and acquisitions team of a leading corporate firm in Dublin, Ireland, where he advised multinational and domestic clients on complex corporate transactions and restructurings.  He studied law at University College Dublin and the Law Society of Ireland and was a member of the Irish team which placed third at the 2016 Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition.

In his spare time, Arthur is an avid lacrosse player and has represented the Irish national team at two World Lacrosse Championships and one European Championship.



  • Certificate of Qualification, National Committee of Accreditation, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2020
  • Professional Practicing Course, Law Society of Ireland, 2017
  • BCL (European), University College Dublin, 2013
  • Erasmus-Utrecht University, 2012


Republic of Ireland, 2017

Work Highlights

  • Advised a US private equity fund on its acquisition of an Irish technology company as part of a complex multijurisdictional transaction.
  • Advised an Irish tech company on its sale to a US social media and technology company.
  • Advised a multinational IT company on the Irish aspects of its worldwide restructuring.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Membership Director, Ireland–Canada Chamber of Commerce Vancouver
  • Past Chairman, Irish Lacrosse League

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23 November 2020

Federal rent subsidy for businesses impacted by COVID-19: Effective now

Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a new subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses. The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (“CERS”) replaces the previous rent support program for businesses. Unlike the previous program, CERS…

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20 November 2020

Arthur Cullinan joins Board of Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce Vancouver

Watson Goepel LLP articling student Arthur Cullinan has joined the Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce Vancouver Board as Director of Membership. Having practiced as a mergers and acquisitions solicitor in Dublin, Arthur is now pursuing requalification as a lawyer in Canada and expects to be called to the British Columbia bar in April 2021. Currently working…

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28 September 2020

BC Launches InBC: $500M investment fund for businesses

The BC Government has launched InBC, a new $500M investment fund designed to support high growth potential businesses and drive economic growth in every region of the province.  Although details of the new investment program are yet to be released, we understand that InBC plans to invest in small and medium-sized B.C. companies in an…

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