Orla O’Keeffe is a Corporate associate in the firm’s London office. She has experience in domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity deals and corporate reorganisations. Orla is a capable project owner and team manager, having led a team of 14 paralegals.

    Orla has been recognised in the field of legal technology applications. A client technology solution she designed was recognised in the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2020.

    Orla commits time to pro bono activities and has drafted submissions to the European Court of Human Rights.

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    • Acting on a US$21 billion corporate reorganisation and subsequent sale of a New York Stock Exchange listed company’s biopharmaceutical business.
    • Project managing the European reorganisation for a top 10 Tokyo Stock Exchange listed telecommunications company.
    • Collaborating with a client to complete the purchase of the European branches of a renowned office products and stationery brand.
    • Aiding a US private equity firm to expand its packaging portfolio with the purchase of a packaging and printing business based in the UK.
    • Integral part of the deal team assisting a private equity firm with the purchase of a leading manufacturer of glass packaging for premium alcoholic spirits.
    • Handling the purchase of a 50% stake in an offshore wind farm.
    • Leading a global firm’s process improvement project to drive efficiencies and consistency among M&A due diligence exercises.

    Education

    • University of Technology, Sydney, LL.B., B.A., 2018
    • College of Law, Sydney, GDLP, 2019

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2019
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