Brian O'Gorman


Brian is a partner in our Corporate and M&A Group. He has a broad corporate practice with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, equity capital markets and private equity.

He has advised on many of the largest and most high profile Irish M&A transactions over the past 15 years and continues to advise many of the major corporate clients of the firm. Prior to joining Arthur Cox, Brian spent a number of years in London and Hong Kong with a leading London law firm and a leading investment bank.


Recent experience includes:

  • Advising Green REIT plc on the recommended offer from Henderson Park
  • Advising Cognizant on its acquisition of Zenith Technologies
  • Advising Greencore plc on numerous transactions, including the acquisition of Peacock Foods, the acquisition of Uniq plc and the sale of its malt business to Axereal
  • Advising Bank of Ireland on multiple capital raising transactions
  • Advising Covidien on its $43 billion inversion takeover by Medtronic and on its $2.4 billion spin-off of Mallinckrodt
  • Advising Mylan on its $25 billion bid for Perrigo/Elan
  • Advising CRH on the acquisition of €6.5 billion of cement assets from Lafarge/Holcim including acting as lead global co-ordinating counsel across multiple jurisdictions
  • LL.B, 1990, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1999
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising), 1994