Skip to content

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)

News & insights

Trees

Publications: 09 APRIL 2021

Allen & Overy signs the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations: The Green Pledge

International Arbitration Group formally commits to reducing its environmental impact.

Read more
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?

Read more
Exterior of modern buildings on an overcast day

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'.

Read more
Allen & Overy graphic

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.

Read more

Office

Dubai

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

View office →

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

Experience highlights