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Senior Associate
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Louise O’Connor is a Senior Associate specialising in partnership and employment law.

Louise provides contentious and non-contentious employment law advice to clients, and has particular expertise in advising senior executives in professional services. She has significant experience advising senior executives on managing exits and high-value severance negotiations, and cases involving breach of restrictive covenants, discrimination and whistleblowing.

Louise has experience in conducting workplace investigations and regularly advises multinational employer clients across a diverse client base, including the professional services and technology sectors.

Louise provides commentary to print and online media, and writes articles for legal and HR publications.

Louise was admitted as a solicitor in Australia in October 2014.

Legal 500 UK 2022 recommended Louise as a “Key Lawyer” for her Employment (Senior Executives) expertise: ‘Strong expertise in both the subject matter and the process of dealing with executive compensation negotiations. You can see right away that this is a team that has long and established experience in this space. Both Merrill April and Louise O’Connor were available, reactive and supportive throughout the work. They were a good source of advice and direction throughout my negotiations.”

…available, reactive and supportive throughout the work…a good source of advice and direction throughout my negotiations. (Legal 500 UK 2022)


Employment Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Association of Partnership Practitioners


Innangard Executives