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Ms. Maria O'Brien
Ms. Maria O'Brien
Baker McKenzie

Maria is the head of Baker McKenzie’s Australian Restructuring and Insolvency (R&I) practice, leads the firm’s Asia-Pacific Regional R&I initiative and is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Global R&I steering committee. 

She is a Fellow of INSOL International and was co-chair with Tiffany Wong of the INSOL one day seminar held in Hong Kong in November 2018.

Maria is a Chambers Band 1 ranked lawyer in Restructuring / Insolvency.  

She acted for Mark Korda, Jarrod Villani and Jennifer Nettleton of KordaMentha as administrators of Australian free-to-air broadcaster Network Ten, successfully restructured by sale to CBS.  The Network Ten restructure won the TMA Australia Restructuring Deal of the Year - Large Company in 2018.  

Maria also acted company-side on the restructure of the NY-law governed debt of Australian listed mining services company Emeco Holdings by scheme of arrangement with US Chapter 15 recognition. The Emeco Holdings restructure was the TMA Australia Restructuring Deal of the Year in 2017.