Saoirse O'Reilly practices commercial litigation with a focus on resolving complex high-value disputes for multinational corporations and high net worth individuals, often with a cross-border dimension. She has acted in a wide range of matters including arbitrations, contentious insolvency disputes, investigations including major fraud and asset tracing, and contractual disputes.
Saoirse's recent experience includes acting for the liquidators of the BHS group of companies on its high-profile investigation into one of the largest retail collapses in the UK; advising a German hotel operator in two related LCIA arbitration claims regarding the interpretation of franchise agreements for the development and operation of hotels against a prominent international hotel group; and advising an international bank regarding allegations of carousel fraud including complex and novel issues arising out of orders for public examination under the Insolvency Act, conflicts of law, and limitation issues.
Saoirse also has experience working on out-of-court restructurings and refinancings including advising the board of Byron Hamburgers Limited on the approval by its creditors of a company voluntary arrangement within the context of a wider financial and operational restructuring of the company and assisting Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund in relation to a debt refinancing of Condor Ferries Group.
- BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2016); Trinity College Dublin (LL.B. with first class honours 2014); University of Sydney (International exchange in law with first class honours 2013)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales