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Monique O'Donoghue
Of Counsel
London +44 20 7067 2352 modonoghue@cov.com Download V-card

Monique O’Donoghue advises and represents clients in complex commercial arbitration matters, government enforcement matters, and internal investigations. Ms. O’Donoghue also counsels clients on a range of global compliance issues, including anti-corruption and sanctions matters.

Ms. O’Donoghue has advised and represented international clients in complex commercial disputes in a range of industries, including oil and gas and construction.

Arbitration and Litigation

  • Represented a European manufacturing company in a Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)-seated ICC arbitration in connection with a construction dispute relating to a project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Represented the owner and operator of a crude oil refinery in Africa in a Paris-seated ICC arbitration in a dispute with its crude oil supplier relating to breaches of a feedstock supply agreement.
  • Represented a UAE company in a Paris-seated ICC arbitration in connection with a shareholders’ dispute.
  • Represented an international defense contractor in a DIFC-seated DIFC-LCIA arbitration in relation to a construction dispute with a former EPC contractor relating to a project in the Middle East.
  • Advised a UAE company with respect to a potential ICC arbitration concerning a put and call option agreement.
  • With local counsel, advised and represented an international company in a breach of contract action in the UAE.
  • With local counsel, advised a European company in a shareholders’ dispute with its partner in the UAE.
  • Represented an international electronics company in a licensing dispute in the United States.
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in a series of Hatch-Waxman patent litigations relating to a drug for ulcerative colitis.

White Collar Defense and Investigations

  • Conducted an internal investigation regarding alleged violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran.
  • Conducted internal investigations for companies in the life sciences and consumer products industries in connection with potential violations of the FCPA.
  • In relation to an employment dispute, conducted an internal investigation into the circumstances of an employee’s dismissal at a consulate.
  • Represented an executive in a price-fixing investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Represented an international company in a criminal antitrust investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Developed tailored anti-corruption policies and procedures for an oil and gas major and a leading national oil company.
  • Advising companies in various industries regarding compliance with U.S. trade sanctions and export controls.
  • Conducted anti-corruption due diligence on foreign agents and business partners in the UAE.
  • Counseling on FCPA compliance issues for a variety of clients in different industries, including a national oil company and a multinational company specializing in transportation systems.
  • Conducted anti-corruption training for employees and business partners in Saudi Arabia and Mexico.
  • Conducted training for a UAE-based company regarding compliance with U.S. sanctions.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of petitioner seeking post-conviction relief in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • Representation of Sudanese refugee in his application for asylum.

Previous Experience

  • Yale Institute of Biosphere studies, Conservation Genetics Laboratory, Research Assistant