Thérèse is a key member of our Corporate team where she manages a broad-based corporate and commercial practice.
Thérèse has extensive experience in public company fundraisings, placings, takeovers and AIM Market compliance. She advises private companies in many sectors, including technology, natural resources, biotechnology, food, manufacturing and renewable energy, on a wide range of matters such as raising finance, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, MBOs, MBIs and corporate governance. She also represents private investment ‘business angel’ funds. Thérèse and her team advise extensively on technology contracts for the IT sector.

Thérèse became a partner at Whitney Moore in 1997, having practised in the City of London for a number of years. She was an active member of the Executive Council of the Irish Software Association and remains involved with Technology Ireland.

Thérèse appears in international legal directories and is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA. Thérèse was awarded the Lawyer Monthly, Women in Law 2015 Award in recognition of her legal expertise and contribution to the practice area of AIM Market Law.


Thérèse is consistently recommended by international legal journals such as The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe and has been since 2007. Quotes include:

Thérèse is a Chambers Global and Chambers Europe Ranked Lawyer in Corporate/M&A 2022.

“She is very knowledgeable with many years of experience. She focuses on the issue and looks for commercial solutions.” Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2022

Sources find Thérèse Rochford to be “very experienced and good to deal with.” She has expertise handling M&A transactions in the technology field.
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2021

Under the leadership of Therese Rochford, the firm has a very pragmatic, commercial and service focused approach.’

‘Therese Rochford is excellent. She manages the process very well and bills her time in a very appropriate manner only for value added measures.’

The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 

The corporate team I have dealt on a recent transaction was led by Therese Rochford and I found my interactions with them on all levels superb. It was a complex transaction but the team brought us through it with assuredness, efficiency and professionalism, finding solutions where it seemed there were none. Most importantly, as well as having really good negotiating skills, Therese and her team were highly commercial, listened to our instructions and gave us great confidence in our decision making.’
The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 

Brendan Ringrose and Therese Rochford are experts in their areas, gave direct advice and recommendations, and were easy to communicate with. They did a great job of breaking down the legal language to plain English for the layman to better understand. At the same time, they tried to keep things sensible, which can sometimes be hard to do when you have multiple parties involved.’
The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 

‘Thérèse is described as “very experienced, and has good legal and commercial sense”.’
The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

‘Clients recommend Thérèse and describe her as “very thorough in her approach.”‘
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2019

‘Thérèse is praised for her “thoroughness and knowledge of the law.”‘
The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

‘Market commentators describe Thérèse as “very thorough, pragmatic, responsive and approachable.“‘
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2018

‘Thérèse is recommended and noted for her advice to SurModics on its €30m acquisition of Creagh Medical.’
The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

‘Clients describe Thérèse as “client focused, [and she] invests time in the relationship and tailors proposals to suit the client.” She assisted Americk Packaging with the acquisition of a UK company and acts for clients on corporate fundraising, takeovers, MBOs and corporate governance.’
Chambers Europe 2017

‘Thérèse Rochford leads the team which “achieves client’s goals rather than pointing out the pitfalls”.’
The Legal 500 EMEA 2016

‘Clients describe Thérèse as “very thorough – she will get a grounded understanding of the challenges and objectives, always fully appreciating the end game”.’
Chambers Europe 2016