- Managing Partner: Simon Beswick
- Senior Partner: Tim Birt
- UK :
- Number of partners: 95
- Assistant Solicitors: 216
- Other fee earners: 77
- Total staff: 565
Every law firm has legal expertise at its heart. What makes a difference is how that expertise is applied. Osborne Clarke’s clients benefit from the way the firm combines its top-class legal expertise with an international perspective and in-depth sector knowledge to provide focused, relevant and practical advice to clients in a number of businesses sectors. The firm specialises in advising clients in sectors that thrive on technology, energy and innovation. Each of these sectors often need strong finance and infrastructure support, so Osborne Clarke also specialises in these sectors. The firm’s lawyers are dedicated to helping clients achieve their business objectives. Osborne Clarke’s development programme results in lawyers who really understand the sectors in which their clients operate and encourages the development of bespoke sector-focused products and services.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Osborne Clarke has deep expertise in all areas of business law, including transactions, banking, dispute resolution, commercial, employment, tax and competition. The firm focuses this expertise on specific business sectors, combining its knowledge with an in-depth understanding of how those sectors operate to produce practical results for clients.
Digital Business Sector: The firm’s Digital Business lawyers live and breathe technology. In a fast changing environment, the team has the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to help clients develop their businesses in a fast changing environment. From internet start-ups to major telecoms operators, the firm offers specialist tailored advice at the right time.
Energy & Utilities Sector: From the UK’s first wind farm to the largest European energy projects, the team has years of in-depth experience in the energy sector. Clients include utilities, funders, developers, suppliers and cleantech and renewable energy companies.
Financial Services Sector: Helping financial institutions thrive in their complex regulatory world is a tall order. Osborne Clarke’s team delivers tailored legal advice in a way that helps institutions hit and exceed their business goals. The firm advises commercial and investment banks, investment funds, intermediaries, financial technology providers and even new bank start-ups.
Real Estate, Infrastructure & Retail Sector: Opportunity management is vital in this vibrant sector. Osborne Clarke uses its heavyweight experience to make sure that clients never miss opportunities. Developers, lenders, infrastructure projects companies, retail occupiers and many others benefit from the firm’s specialism.
Recruitment Sector: Recruitment businesses have a range of specialist needs, and with new regulation like the AWR rules impacting on the sector the need for specialist advisors has never been greater.
Transport & Automotive Sector: With in-depth expertise in Rail, Automotive and across the transport sector, Osborne Clarke’s team is ideally placed to help clients improve, innovate and expand across borders.
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 Barcelona, Brescia, Cologne, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Padua, Rome and Silicon Valley.