Paul Carroll has experience in advising commercial and investment banks, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including acquisition, real estate, project, corporate and structured finance transactions.

Prior to joining Skadden in 2016, Mr. Carroll worked in the finance group of a leading Irish law firm and is admitted to practice in England and Wales and in Ireland.

Mr. Carroll’s recent experience includes advising:

  • International Paper Company in the financing of its unsolicited US$10.7 billion proposal to acquire Smurfit Kappa Group plc;
  • Vantiv, Inc. in the financing of its US$10 billion acquisition of Worldpay Group plc;
  • Hg in its sale of:
    • Ullink SAS to Itiviti AB; and
    • Kinapse Topco Limited to Syneos Healthcare;
  • Coty Inc. in its US$510 million acquisition of ghd (Good Hair Day) from Lion Capital LLP;
  • M7 Real Estate Ltd in multi-jurisdictional joint ventures and acquisition structures;
  • Formation Capital LLC as sponsor in the US$763 million acquisition of the NHP Group, an owner of health care facilities in the U.K.;
  • a bidder in relation to the financing and cash confirmation elements of a large public acquisition;
  • a U.K. bank in relation to a number of real estate financing transactions involving a number of Irish real estate investment trusts;
  • a U.K.-based international bank in relation to a real estate financing facility to a regulated Irish investment fund;
  • a global entity regarding its cash pooling arrangements;
  • an international investment bank in relation to the financing and acquisition of a number of large loan portfolios;
  • a large energy firm on the restructuring of its debt; and
  • an international bank in relation to its commercial paper programme.



  • Postgraduate Diploma, Law Society of Ireland, 2012
  • Bachelor of Business and Law (Honours), University College Dublin, 2009


  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland