Osborne Clarke LLP

Banking & Finance Department

Thames Valley
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What the team is known for Eminent banking and finance presence advising on a range of matters, including acting for lenders and borrowers on corporate and syndicated lending and acquisition finance. Maintains good relationships with banking groups in the region, and has notable strength in investment funds, capital markets and real estate. Active on matters involving debt finance and within the technology and education sectors. Clients include clearing banks, start-ups and private equity firms.

Strengths Clients say: "There is a good balance of partner and associate involvement, and they always adopt an appropriate and balanced commercial attitude."

Another source considers this to be "a high-quality firm with a good range of technical disciplines to draw from."

Work highlights Assisted essensys with its £11 million refinancing, together with Wells Fargo, in preparation for its public offering.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees describe
Hugh Jones
as "a very commercial and pragmatic individual who gives seasoned advice and is easy to work with." His experience extends to assisting banks and private equity funds with refinancing transactions, as well as the negotiation of revolving and bilateral facility agreements.

The "very strong"
Rebecca Scott
advises clearing banks and private equity firms on acquisition finance and leveraged finance deals.