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 Chinese Lawyer's Placement Programme and China Business Group. Marie was listed in the 2020 Top 100 Elite Lawyers in Foreign Firms by China Business Law Journal.
"An expert in high-profile and complex aviation finance matters. She makes you feel as if you are in good hands." (Chambers Global 2019)
"A very commercial lawyer who provides excellent advice, is always very responsive and works with her clients to find solutions to issues." (Chambers Global 2018)
"Excellent, always willing to assist - a true problem solver." (IFLR1000 2017)
"Acts on many high-end aviation cases, clients appreciate her unrelenting pursuit of problem solving, drawing on her previous experiences, knowledge and understanding of the aviation industry." (Chambers Global 2016)
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 and on the Banking and Finance Module of the Professional Training Course in the Law Society of Ireland. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ireland China Institute.