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Osborne Clarke LLP

Corporate/M&A

5 ranked lawyersBand 1Thames ValleyUK 2022 View ranking table
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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

"They feel like part of our team, and that's their strong point," says a client. "We always deal with the same people, which breeds familiarity."

Another describes the practitioners as "very relevant tech venture and growth lawyers with pan-European presence," and reports that the team are "commercially minded to focus on what matters most."

Work highlights

Acted for Lloyds Development Capital on its £11 million investment into James and James Fulfilment, a software company providing e-fulfilment products for online retailers.

Notable practitioners

Greg Leyshon is national head of corporate and head of business transactions at Osborne Clarke, and specialises in private equity, growth and venture capital deals. He has particular expertise in handling deals in the communications sector.

Justin Starling joined Osborne Clarke in January 2021 from Penningtons Manches Cooper. He is an expert in venture capital transactions.

Rob Hayes recently joined Osborne Clarke from Penningtons Manches Cooper. He regularly advises private equity and venture capital clients and specialises in tech sector transactional matters.

Robert Wood is a private equity transactional lawyer with a strong practice in technology and communications.

Sara Valentine leads the Thames Valley corporate team at the firm. She specialises in cross-border M&A and also has expertise in technology and communications sector transactions.

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Corporate/M&A

Osborne Clarke LLP

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Location

Apex Plaza

Forbury Road

Reading

Berkshire

UK

RG1 1AX

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Thames Valley

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity


Greg Leyshon
Band 1
Justin Starling
Band 2
Robert Wood
Band 2
Sara Valentine
Band 1