Vodafone’s Irish business was created after the Vodafone Group acquired Eircell, the mobile network of Telecom Éireann. Since this time Vodafone Ireland has made an impression on the highly competitive telecoms market by introducing new products to the Irish market. In her position as general counsel and company secretary, Sarah O’Gorman leads the commercially-minded legal team supporting the business, ensuring risks are dealt with and enabling the company to carry out its aims in a legally safe and compliant manner. Working out of their corporate headquarters located in MountainView, Leopardstown, Vodafone’s Irish subsidiary has been able to pioneer a number of new technologies including Ireland’s first 3G network, DSPA+ technology and most recently, the launch of HD Voice, a call clarity enabler. Further demonstrating the capability of the legal team to guide business strategy and boost results, Vodafone Ireland recently upgraded their national network and their services are used by 2.2 million customers across, mobile, broadband and TV, allowing them to reporting a Q1 service revenue for 2016 of €242m despite regulatory and other pressures associated with the sector.