Head of San Francisco Office, Mergers & Acquisitions. - A&L Goodbody

Gina Conheady


Gina is a Partner in the Corporate Department and Head of A&L Goodbody's San Francisco Office.

Experience

Gina advises US companies on all aspects of Irish corporate law, with a principal focus on international expansion, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international corporate reorganisations and corporate governance.  Gina's clients include a wide range of public and private US technology and life sciences companies and other high growth enterprises. 

She has a strong track record of working successfully with US companies, as well as their international legal and tax advisors, on the Irish legal aspects of multijurisdictional projects, including:

  • Global expansion and inward investment into Ireland
  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax reorganisations
  • Pre-transaction restructurings, including spin-offs or separation of a division, line of business or other assets into a separate corporate structure
  • Post-acquisition integration and consolidation projects
  • Group simplification projects to remove dormant or excess companies

Gina has extensive experience in leading multijurisdictional transactions and has advised in relation to some of the largest inward investment and restructuring projects in Ireland in the last number of years. 

Gina was previously a partner and resident corporate counsel at the Palo Alto office of another Irish law firm.  

Market Recommendations

  • "Advises US clients on inward investment to Ireland, corporate reorganisation, cross-border mergers and post-acquisition integration...she frequently assists clients with corporate governance and compliance matters." (Chambers Global 2017)
  • "She is experienced across all aspects of international corporate projects." (Chambers Global 2016)

Education

  • LLB, Law and French, Trinity College Dublin, 2004
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2008
  • Solicitor, Law Society of England and Wales, 2010
  • Attorney, State Bar of California, 2012

Professional activities

Gina is an active member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.