MitchellO'Connell (Mitch)


Brisbane + 61.7.3085.7068

Mitch O'Connell is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer who handles litigation, arbitration, and other dispute resolution procedures, particularly in the energy, resources, and construction sectors.

He also has experience in commercial matters across a broad spectrum of competition law issues, including in merger clearances and regulator and client driven investigations in a range of industries.

Mitch's recent experience includes acting in a large-scale, high-value dispute in the Supreme Court of Queensland for a global engineering and construction firm and advising contractors on complex contractual disputes. He also acted for a financial institution in relation to the Royal Commission into Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services.


  • Apollo announces merger with THLJones Day is serving as antitrust and regulatory counsel in the sale of Apollo Tourism & Leisure Limited ("Apollo") to Tourism Holdings Limited ("THL") through a scheme of arrangement in relation to antitrust and regulatory clearances in Australia and New Zealand.
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Bombardier sells transportation business to Alstom for €6.2 billionJones Day served as antitrust and French corporate counsel in the €6.2 billion sale of Bombardier Inc.'s transportation business to Alstom S.A.
  • Alfred Medical Imaging acquired by I-MED Radiology NetworkJones Day advised Alfred Medical Imaging in its acquisition by I-MED Radiology Network.
  • Coronado Coal acquires Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$539 million)Jones Day advised Coronado Coal LLC in the acquisition of the Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$530 million).
  • Orocobre Limited secures A$361 million funding through private placement and underwritten accelerated entitlement offerJones Day represented Orocobre Limited, a leading lithium chemicals producer, in connection with its A$361 million capital raising, comprising of a A$282 million private placement to Toyota Tsusho Corporation and an underwritten entitlement offer raising A$79 million.