Stephen O'Connor

Partner Ireland
Stephen O'Connor
Stephen is accessible at all times. He was comprehensive in his explanations and understood our strategy from the beginning. Nothing was an issue for his team and all negotiations carried out were very well structured and professional Legal 500, 2022

Overview

Stephen is a partner in Ogier Leman's Dispute Resolution team, with extensive experience in commercial litigation in the High Court, the Commercial Division of the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court or otherwise dealt with through mediation or arbitration. He specialises in managing financial services litigation, advising financial institutions, lenders and borrowers, corporate clients and shareholders in contractual, technology and financial services disputes involving banking, pensions, insurance, funds and debt recovery and enforcement. He also specialises in commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring, receivership, fraud and asset trading, breaches of fiduciary duty, contentious trusts and professional negligence.
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  • Background & experience

    Stephen advises clients on regulation and compliance matters, both contentious and non-contentious, as well as regulated and unregulated entities in insurance, financial services and investment, and industry associations in respect of regulatory and compliance obligations.

    He also has particular expertise in acting on behalf of domestic and international insurers and their insureds in the areas of Professional Indemnity, Casualty, Liability, EL/PL and Property. In addition, Stephen has experience in handling cyber matters on behalf of insurers and their insureds and also with business clients directly. Stephen’s approach is to, where appropriate, resolve claims pragmatically through project management techniques while exploring all forms of dispute resolution.

    Stephen is from Galway where he completed his LLB in NUIG. He completed his LLM in Commercial Law at UCD and has been living and working in Dublin ever since. Prior to joining Ogier Leman in 2019, Stephen worked with an international law firm and gained considerable experience in high-end litigation, acting on behalf of domestic and international insurers and their insureds.

    Admitted in:
    2014 - Ireland

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  • Recognition

    Stephen is accessible at all times. He was comprehensive in his explanations and understood our strategy from the beginning. Nothing was an issue for his team and all negotiations carried out were very well structured and professional Legal 500, 2022
    He is very practical in the advice he gives and he is a very good communicator. He is very upfront on his fees which are issued monthly. He explained in great detail the best approach to take in a dispute and had a plan of action prepared. He stays in regular touch with me and we work well together. Legal 500, 2022
    He is always reachable by both phone and email and has an excellent understanding of the client’s needs. Both Ronan and Stephan have worked so hard for us and we always feel they are a super team together. Legal 500, 2021
    We have had the pleasure of working with John Hogan, Larry Fenelon, Stephen O’Connor, Ronan McGoldrick and David Heatley and all have been excellent in assisting us when he have required help with various matters including dispute resolution. All have been very approachable, patient and understanding during difficult periods we as a company have experienced over the years. We value their professionalism as well as their openness and friendliness, always making us feel at ease while providing us with workable solutions. Legal 500, 2021