Osborne Clarke LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

South West
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What the team is known for Market-leading firm offering a strong bench of sector-focused lawyers acting for national and international clients across the full gamut of corporate transactional matters. Recognised expertise in several areas, including M&A, venture capital funding and renewable energy projects. Provides in-depth expertise in high-value private equity deals. Also known for its representation of clients from the real estate, infrastructure and retail sectors.

Strengths A source notes: "They are a high-quality firm and have a very good reputation in this market."

"Their legal drafting is very good, very clear and understandable," observes a client, who adds: "They are able to explain pretty complex situations very concisely and apply a commercial mindset."

Work highlights Acted for Lloyds Development Capital on the £80 million acquisition of a minority equity stake in Plimsoll Productions.

Notable practitioners


Alisdair Livingstone
regularly acts for major fund clients and advises on a wide array of domestic and international transactions.
"He has a lot of clout in the market and some big clients on his books."


Conrad Davies
advises on a wide range of corporate and M&A work and is noted for his in-depth expertise in the real estate sector.
"He is experienced, pragmatic and sensible."


David Ferris
handles a broad spectrum of M&A transactions, especially in the energy and utilities sector.
"A fantastic corporate lawyer with the ability to apply business acumen to any situation." "He is sensible and can handle high-level work that requires real in-depth understanding."