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.

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; acting for a financial institution in relation to the Royal Commission into Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services; and advising contractors on complex contractual disputes.

While in law school, Mitch volunteered at a community legal center in Brisbane and interned at the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. As part of his practical legal training, he also undertook a placement at an Australian law firm. After completing his legal training and prior to joining Jones Day, Mitch spent three years in Japan, where he was a performance supervisor for an English language school.


  • 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.
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