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Aoife O'Gorman

Special Counsel

Aoife O’Gorman is a dual qualified solicitor, admitted in Ireland and the High Court of New Zealand. Aoife’s work spans a broad spectrum of corporate activity, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and corporate governance issues. 

Aoife has years of previous experience as a finance lawyer, with particular experience in acquisition financings, real estate and development financings and insolvency and restructuring. 

Immediately prior to joining DLA Piper New Zealand, Aoife worked at ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited, both as in-house legal counsel and in the Loans & Markets Execution team. She also spent several years working at another large New Zealand law firm and in private practice in both Dublin and London. 

Aoife is recognised as a Rising Star for Corporate and M&A by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022.


  • Advising Waterlogic a UK-based designer, manufacturer, distributor and service provider of purified drinking water dispensers and a portfolio company of PE firm Castik Capital, on its 100% acquisition of the assets and business of New Zealand owned and operated distributor, Merquip Limited.
  • Advising OSF Digital, a Salesforce Partner for over 10 years and a leading provider of commerce solutions and digital transformation services to B2B and B2C companies worldwide, on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Adept Group Limited.
  • Advising global venture capital firm, Bessemer Venture Partners, on its US$6 million Series A financing of New Zealand-based cloud computing growth company Portainer.
  • Advising SPX FLOW INC. on the sale of its New Zealand business as a going concern to long term customer and distributor, AxFlow Holding AB.