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.
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)