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Martin O’Connor


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I am doing my job well for my client when I can avoid litigation, finding a positive outcome without resorting to court action.

My practice is essentially litigation and dispute management specialising in employment law matters and disputes.

I have had over 30 years’ experience in conducting a diverse range of major and complex litigation matters, arbitrations, mediations and conciliations in Courts and Tribunals throughout Australia.

I am regularly rated as a leading Australian litigation practitioner in various legal publications, including being named continuously from 2013 to present in “Best Lawyers in Australia” for litigation, as published in the Australian Financial Review.

Donaco International Limited — acting for Donaco International Limited, an ASX listed company, in obtaining mareva injunctions against Thai based individuals arising out of a dispute relating to the purchase of a Cambodian casino.

Murray Irrigation Limited — acting in proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and in the Court of Appeal brought by members of Murray Irrigation Limited alleging breach of contract and unconscionable conduct.

Supreme Court Proceedings — acted in the Supreme Court of New South Wales proceedings for two directors and shareholders of a private company in proceedings brought against them by a minority shareholder alleging oppression and fraud.

Reliance Rail Pty Limited — acting for Reliance Rail Pty Limited, a public-private partnership between a consortium of publicly listed and private companies and the NSW Government, which manufactured and is currently maintaining the Waratah trains in NSW, in respect to a dispute relating to the construction and repair of Reliance Rail's Auburn Maintenance Centre.

International Gaming Company — acting for an Isle of Man based international gaming company in proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and in the Court of Appeal in respect of breach of contract claim.


Australian Financial Review Best Lawyers in Australia — “Best Lawyers in Australia” for Litigation — Since 2013

Committees and memberships

Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

Member, Society of Notaries of NSW, Inc


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