Osborne Clarke LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

Thames Valley
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What the team is known for Full-service firm with a market-leading reputation and a strong bench of sector-specialised corporate lawyers. Advises large national and international clients from a variety of industries on M&A, private equity matters and other complex corporate transactions. Demonstrates particular expertise in the technology and financial services sectors. Able to draw upon an expansive network of offices across the South of England, as well as housing experts overseas.

Strengths Clients observe: "They are always available and they are always quick to come back with things."

Market commentators note: "They are a leader in the region."

Work highlights Advised Ireland-based Uniphar on the acquisition of UK pharmaceuticals suppliers Durbin and dual listing.

Notable practitioners

Greg Leyshon leads the firm's business transaction practice group. He has particular expertise in private equity and venture capital transactions.
"He is very strong on venture capital work.""He is very experienced and brings a lot of gravitas when it is needed."

Robert Wood advises private equity clients on a comprehensive range of corporate matters. He has considerable experience in the technology sector.

Sara Valentine leads the corporate team in the Thames Valley office and has significant expertise in cross-border corporate matters.
"She is really good at simplifying things and she is very good at understanding how to deal with the technicalities of the issue.""Her client manner is excellent, she is very collaborative and very pragmatic."