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)