Aiden Small

Arthur Cox - Ireland

Partner, Finance


+353 1 920 1072

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

England & Wales



Practice areas:

Capital markets : Derivatives
Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Investment management

Client feedback - Financial and corporate 2017

"Extremely responsive and helpful."

Aiden is a partner in the Finance Group.  He specialises in credit products, debt capital markets, structured finance and derivatives and works closely with the financial regulatory and investment funds teams.  His practice also encompasses market infrastructure, netting and collateral analysis.  Aiden’s clients include asset managers, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms and institutional investors. 

Prior to joining Arthur Cox, Aiden worked for a number of years in London with Allen & Overy, UBS and Morgan Stanley.

  • Advising on the establishment of CLOs and/or CLO originator/retention structures for, amongst others, Blackstone/GSO, CIFC, CVC, KKR, MAN GLG, Napier Park, Partners Group and Sound Point
  • Advising KKR on the establishment of various European direct lending and investment strategies
  • Advising Morgan Stanley on various RMBS and CMBS transactions
  • Advising Starwood Capital on irish real estate development lending projects 
  • Advising Lone Star on all of its Irish RMBS transactions

  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Investment management
  • Real estate

  • Law Society of Ireland

  • LLB, B. Corp Law, National University of Ireland Galway (1997)
  • LLM, Cambridge University (1998)