O'Brien, Christine

Christine O'Brien

Senior Counsel
Baker & McKenzie LLP


Christine O’Brien is a senior counsel in Baker McKenzie’s Employment team in London. She is recognized as a leading lawyer in her field by Chambers UK and The Legal 500. A former chair of the Employment Lawyer Association’s International Committee, she also co-chaired the Firm’s European Employment Group, and led the London office’s employment law department until July 2013. Christine regularly contributes to PLC as well as Sweet & Maxwell’s loose-leaf volume on collective consultation and the implementation of the Acquired Rights Directive.

Practice Focus

Christine advises clients in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including large-scale collective redundancy plans, high-value discrimination claims, the enforcement of restrictive covenants and garden leave clauses. She also represents clients in Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation.

Representative Legal Matters

  • As the responsible partner for a global technology company, represented the client in many employment issues including senior executive and contractual matters, grievances, litigation and covenant disputes, providing the service through a dedicated team and an innovative value driven pricing model.


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (1987)


  • College of Law at Lancaster Gate (L.S.F.) (1987)


  • English