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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.

Relevant Experience

  • 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


+353 1 920 1200

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380

  • LL.B, 1990, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1999
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising), 1994

Brian O’Gorman “is an excellent negotiator and extremely good with details.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018

Brian O’Gorman is regarded as “one of the top six corporate lawyers in Ireland” and is noted for his “good understanding of jurisdictional issues.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017

Brian O’Gorman is “a well-known figure in the Irish corporate market, with experience of some of Ireland’s largest and most high-profile public and private transactions.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016

“As well as being creative and innovative, [Brian O’Gorman] can put together a deal very impressively.'”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016

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