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Kirsten O'Connell

Partner

Dubai

Kirsten OConnell
Kirsten O'Connell

Partner

Dubai

Kirsten is a partner in the International Arbitration Group with experience in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in common and civil law jurisdictions. She has expertise in commercial disputes across a range of different industries, including the construction, energy, telecommunications, automotive, technology and defence sectors. She is also experienced in investor-state disputes, having acted on behalf of host States in ICSID proceedings, and having advised both States and investors in connection with potential claims.

“Kirsten O'Connell impresses sources with her ‘exemplary’ case management skills and ‘ability to assimilate huge amounts of complex information’.” 
WHO’S WHO LEGAL – 2018 (FUTURE LEADERS)

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News: 27 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Eni on the acquisition of Dhamma Energy Group

Allen & Overy has advised Eni on the acquisition, through Eni gas e luce, of Dhamma Energy Group (“Dhamma”) from the relevant founding partners. The company holds a platform for the development of…

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Legal agility and risk resilience: How to enhance your organisation’s readiness to withstand the next crisis

Publications: 26 OCTOBER 2020

Legal agility and risk resilience: How to enhance your organisation’s readiness to withstand the next crisis

What can in-house legal, risk and compliance leaders learn from the Covid-19 pandemic and other notable crises of the past 20 years to strengthen the legal resilience of their organisations?

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Publications: 04 JUNE 2020

Recent amendments to the ADGM’s founding law

Enforcement route between the ADGM and onshore Abu Dhabi Courts is confirmed, but the ADGM Courts cannot be used as a ‘conduit jurisdiction'.

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Publications: 11 MAY 2020

Contracts and Covid–19: what to do if you or your counterparty cannot perform

Here we set out ten key points to consider when faced with contractual performance issues arising from the Covid-19 crisis. They will help you protect your interests and manage the risk of disputes.

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Office

Dubai

Allen & Overy LLP
11th Floor, Burj Daman Building, Al Mustaqbal Street, Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai
PO Box 506678

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Qualifications

Academic

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, May 2004

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, with High Departmental Honors in Philosophy, May 1997

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