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Osborne Clarke LLP

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Managing Partner: Ray Berg Senior Partner: Andrew Saul
Number of partners:
Number of assistant solicitors: 281
Number of other fee earners: 115
Total staff: 925

Digital Business:
Ashley Hurst
Energy & Utilities: James Watson
Financial Services: Hugh Jones
Head of Markets: Fiona Sigee
International CEO: Simon Beswick
Life Sciences & Healthcare: Janita Good
Real Estate, Infrastructure & Retail: Conrad Davies
Recruitment: Frances Lewis
Retail & Cosumer: Dolf Darnton
Transport & Automotive: Simon Spooner 

THE FIRM Osborne Clarke is a future-focused international legal practice. It has over 750 talented lawyers and more than 250 expert Partners working across 25 locations to help clients in eight core industry sectors succeed in tomorrow’s world. Having a well-connected international group means that Osborne Clarke offers the very best of its sector-led approach and innovative culture no matter where in the world clients interact with it.

With a clear and commercial understanding of the local business environment and in-depth legal expertise in each jurisdiction, Osborne Clarke’s lawyers are listeners, innovators and problem solvers. A key focus for them is finding new ways to join the dots between clients’ challenges today and the opportunities being created in an ever-evolving, ever-developing global society.

Osborne Clarke’s UK lawyers are based in the heart of the City, as well as in the thriving city of Bristol and the technology-focused Thames Valley. The UK team helps clients with their domestic and international business issues and has extensive experience of helping international companies expand into the UK and other EU countries. With a full-service offering, including advisory, litigation and transactional matters, the team has deep experience across all of Osborne Clarke’s core sectors.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Osborne Clarke delivers a full range of legal services in the context of clients’ industry sectors, with a particular focus on digital business, energy and utilities, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, real estate and infrastructure, and transport and automotive.

The team advises clients on the contracts that underpin their business as well as day-to-day issues, from outsourcing, expanding sales networks, IP and procuring goods and services to checking advertising compliance.

Osborne Clarke advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings, to M&A, IPOs and JVs. OC also advises on the establishment of compliant and efficient governance structures.

Dispute Resolution:
Osborne Clarke’s disputes team resolves complex, high-value disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions. Services include early-stage strategic input, representing clients in court proceedings, international arbitration, mediations and regulatory investigations.

Practical, day-to-day support covers the full range of employment issues from recruitment and employee incentive schemes to dismissal, risk management and reputational issues. The team is an acknowledged leader in defending employers on high-profile litigation claims, TUPE and reorganisation issues.

Financing & Lending:
Osborne Clarke provides a specialist service for banks, lenders, businesses and sponsors, advising across the range of finance options, from debt financing to equity fundraisings and crowdfunding. The team delivers high-quality risk management in a commercially appropriate way.

Intellectual Property:
From new patents to licence negotiations to IP portfolio sales, Osborne Clarke has the experience to get valuable, commercial results. In IP disputes, the team can help prevent misuse of IPRs, or defend against allegations of infringement, wherever in the world they occur.

INTERNATIONAL International expertise in specific business sectors gives Osborne Clarke focus and strength in advising businesses on cross border matters. The firm has particular expertise in advising US and Indian clients on their European transactional, litigation and advisory needs, as well as advising CIS based companies on international arbitration matters.

Osborne Clarke International has offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brescia, Brussels, Busto Arsizio, Cologne, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Padua, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Stockholm and Zaragoza. It also works in association with OC Queen Street in Singapore and has working relationships with BTG Legal in Mumbai and Zhang Yu & Partners in Shanghai.