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Connell O'Neill

Partner

Sydney

ONeill Connell
Connell O'Neill

Partner

Sydney

Connell is a corporate lawyer specialising in corporate and commercial transactions with a particular focus on the information technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Connell regularly advises emerging and established businesses on major transformative transactions in relation to the challenges presented by contemporary laws on the disruptive business models of the future.

Connell has been a key advisor on many major transactions in the Asia Pacific region and has provided strategic commercially sensitive advice to clients on a range of complex and emerging topics. Connell’s clients value his commercial and analytical approach to solving problems and his technical background in computer science.

News & insights

Publications: 23 JANUARY 2020

Equity capital markets: navigating the challenges of 2020

2019 was a challenging year for equity capital markets. Proceeds from IPOs fell by over 25% in the UK, and by more than 30% across Europe. A number of political and economic factors, which contributed to pricing uncertainty and market volatility, undoubtedly led to this reduction in activity. 

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Key regulatory topics

Publications: 22 JANUARY 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 10 January - 16 January 2020

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. 

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Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Inactive entities are about to be removed from the Luxembourg trade and companies register

Following the statement issued by the Luxembourg Ministry of Justice in December 2019[1] , the Luxembourg Business Registers (LBR) confirmed on 13 January 2020 that it will start removing inactive entities from the Luxembourg trade and companies register. 

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Publications: 01 JANUARY 2020

Digital transformation

Digital transformation, built on IT cornerstones of cloud, mobile, social and big data, is affecting all industries. 

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Office

Sydney

Allen & Overy
Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, 2008

Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia, 2008

Academic

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, Sydney, 2008

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Australian National University, 2007

Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Systems), Australian National University, 2007

Pro-bono experience

  • Connell has acted on a pro bono basis in relation to commercial IT arrangements for not-for-profit organisations and on general commercial arrangement for registered charities.
  • Connell has also provided assistance to individuals in indigenous communities in respect of administrative claims.