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Aoife Xuereb

Aoife Xuereb


Aoife is an experienced commercial litigator with specialist expertise in defending class actions and product liability litigation. 



Aoife has defended ASX200 and multinational companies across a variety of sectors in some of Australia’s largest class actions and in complex commercial litigation. 

Aoife’s practice covers a range of industries and areas with a particular focus on consumer products, pharmaceuticals, class actions, product liability and contractual and property-related disputes.

Aoife litigious experience includes acting for:

  • a car manufacturer in the defence of class action proceedings regarding Takata airbags
  • a publicly listed Australian company in a class action regarding warranties on consumer products
  • a variety of clients on contractual, property and retail leasing disputes of varying size
  • a publicly listed Australian company in a regulatory investigation regarding the financing of consumer products
  • Diageo in relation to class action litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia regarding the drug thalidomide
  • Tabcorp in Federal Court proceedings commenced by AUSTRAC in relation to alleged breaches of AML/CTF laws
  • ANZ in the Oswal litigation
  • Melbourne Market Authority and the State of Victoria in relation to the defence of a class action by lease holders of the Melbourne Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market
  • the successful consortium for Phase 1 of the East West Link PPP in Victoria in relation to the enforceability of a Project Agreement
  • a publicly listed Australian company in a multi-jurisdictional investigation into potential violations of anti-corruption laws involving regulators and enforcement agencies in Australia (the Australian Federal Police) and the US (the SEC and DOJ)

Aoife’s non –litigious experience includes advising clients on:

  • product liability issues, including consumer guarantees, warranties, disclaimers and product recalls
  • contractual issues, including distribution arrangements, warranties and indemnities
  • development of various compliance policies and programs



Aoife holds a Bachelor of Law (International) (First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne and University College Dublin, a Masters from the University of Western Australia (Distinction) and a Diploma in Commercial Litigation (Distinction) from the Law Society of Ireland. Aoife has also practised in Ireland.

Market Recognition

Recognised in 2019, 2020 and 2021 Doyle’s Guide as a Rising Star in Commercial Litigation.