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Aoife Xuereb

Aoife Xuereb

Senior Associate

Aoife has a diverse range of experience in representing and advising large public and private companies in complex commercial disputes.



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 also regularly advises on pro bono matters.

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 of Criminal Justice from the University of Western Australia (Distinction) and a Diploma in Commercial Litigation (Distinction) from the Law Society of Ireland. Aoife is also admitted to, and has practised, in Ireland.  

Market Recognition

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