Brian O’Gorman


Arthur Cox
Arthur Cox, Earlsfort Centre
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel: +353 1 618 0553
Fax: +353 1 618 0618


Brian is our Managing Partner. He specialises in corporate finance 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.

Arthur Cox has one of Ireland’s leading Capital Markets practices with an extremely impressive domestic and international client base. The Capital Markets Group advises originators, lead managers, dealers, rating agencies, trustees and issuers on a wide range of debt capital markets transactions, including bond issues and debt issuance programmes, repackagings, LPNs, securitisations, covered bonds, CDO/CLO transactions and derivatives.

The firm’s strong Irish client base generates a significant volume of domestic debt capital markets transactions. We continue to have a leading position in the Irish covered bond market, acting as dealers counsel on all public mortgage covered bond programmes. We have been at the forefront of Ireland’s securitisation market, advising on the first ever RMBS and the first ever, and only, public CMBS. We have advised issuers and managers on a variety of Tier 1 and Tier 2 issues by Irish credit institutions. We have also seen the trend continue of having Irish originated capital markets transactions documented under Irish law. Apart from Arthur Cox, very few Irish firms have the expertise and capacity to do this.

Recently we have been advising clients (both credit institutions and other corporations) on a variety of liability management projects involving the buy-back of securities and loans.

Arthur Cox is one of Ireland’s largest law firms. We are an “all-island” law firm with offices in Dublin and Belfast. The firm also has offices in London, New York and Silicon Valley. Our practice encompasses all aspects of corporate and business law.

Arthur Cox is a leading Irish commercial law firm. Our reputation is based on proven professional skills, a thorough understanding of client requirements, sound judgment and a practical approach to resolving commercial problems.

We offer breadth and depth across every facet of corporate and business law and the resources to successfully manage and drive forward transactions on schedule. Our track record speaks for itself.


Brian O’Gorman is held in high regard by both clients and competitors. He is the firm’s managing partner and enjoys a sterling reputation as a practitioner thanks to his vast experience in corporate finance.
Chambers Europe, 2014