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O'Brien, Marie

Firm: A&L Goodbody LLP
Position: Partner
Address: International Financial Services Centre, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
Phone: +353 1 649 2705
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Marie O'Brien is a partner in the Finance Department, and Head of Aviation and Transport Finance. Marie is highly experienced in advising in relation to the acquisition, leasing, financing and trading of a variety of asset classes including aircraft, engines, helicopters, ship, rail, machinery and equipment. Marie is also Head of A&L Goodbody's China Business Group. Marie was listed in the 2020 Top 100 Elite Lawyers in Foreign Firms by China Business Law Journal and named IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021.


Marie regularly speaks in Ireland and internationally on asset finance and Cape Town Convention related topics. She currently lectures on the Irish Law Society's Diploma in Aviation Leasing & Finance, the Professional Practice Banking course and on the UCD Law of International Finance Diploma. Marie is head of the A&L Goodbody LLP China Programme and regularly travels to China and speaks in Ireland and China on Irish-Sino business matters.


BCL (International), University College Dublin & University of Melbourne, Australia
Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland