Marie O’Brien is a partner in the Finance Department of leading Irish Law Firm, A&L Goodbody, specialising in asset finance and leasing and Head of the ALG China Business Group. Marie travels to China regularly to meet with Chinese clients, government agencies and to speak at seminars. Marie regularly presents on Irish-Sino business topics in Ireland and China, and is the firm representative member of the Ireland China Business Association. Marie also regularly lectures in Universities and on Law Society of Ireland courses and Diplomas in the area of asset finance.
Marie is Head of the ALG Chinese lawyer programme which sees senior Chinese lawyers work in ALG on a rotation basis. This Programme and has been recognised by both the Irish and Chinese Governments as a very positive and innovative initiative to further develop the business relationship between Ireland and China.
Marie is very experienced in advising Chinese companies in relation to the establishment and operation of their business in Ireland. Marie completed her law studies at University College Dublin and the University of Melbourne, Australia and is ranked as a leading lawyer in the relevant legal directories.