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Clodagh Lodge


Clodagh is a corporate lawyer with a range of experience in domestic and multi-jurisdictional private M&A and general company law and compliance matters.

Clodagh works across a number of sectors including hospitality and leisure, consumer goods, food and retail, healthcare and life sciences, and regularly advises on cross-border transactions alongside colleagues from across the international DLA Piper network. Having led several large-scale international due diligence projects, Clodagh is a particularly efficient project manager and is able to offer pragmatic advice tailored to her clients’ specific requirements to resolve any diligence-related issues that arise on her transactions.

Whilst completing her legal training with DLA Piper, Clodagh was remotely seconded to the group legal team at Merlin Entertainments Limited for six months in 2020.

Clients have described Clodagh as a “phenomenal help” and have testified that she is not “afraid or unwilling to roll up her sleeves and get stuck in”.

Clodagh is an active participant of DLA Piper’s pro bono practice and enjoys helping eligible youths from low-income backgrounds obtain British citizenship as part of DLA Piper’s partnership with Kids in Need of Defense UK.

Clodagh also champions DLA Piper’s social mobility agenda and leads DLA Piper’s Head Start UK programme in the Birmingham office. The programme aims to provide holistic support to talented and ambitious scholars from under represented and lower socio-economic backgrounds, to help develop peer and professional networks and define educational and professional goals when seeking to enter the legal profession.
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Advised private investment firm, Starwood Capital Group, on its disposal of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Bath, UK to Swedish-listed hotel property owner, Pandox AB, for GBP40m in September 2022.
  • Advised the individual shareholders of Greencoat Limited, a leading animal supplements business, on its sale to AB Agri Limited (part of Associated British Foods plc) for an undisclosed sum in July 2022. The sale included the NAF, NutriLabs, Natural VetCare and Greencoat Farm brands.
  • Advised a UK-based recreational activities provider on its strategic acquisition of two trampoline parks for an undisclosed sum in July 2022.
  • Advised international biopharmaceutical company, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, in its deal to sublicense the rights to commercialise Ocaliva® (obeticholic acid) outside of the US to Advanz Pharma, and sell certain of its European subsidiaries and rights regarding its overseas operations in May 2022 for circa USD450m.
  • Advised Nasdaq First North Growth Market-listed marketing agency Avidly plc on its acquisition of UK-based inbound specialist and HubElite Partner, Digital 22 Online Limited, from its founders for an undisclosed sum in January 2022.
  • English
  • University of Law, Legal Practice Course with MSc Business Law and Management, 2018

  • University of Law, Law LL.B. (Hons) (Accelerated), 2016