Managing Partner Simon Beswick
Senior Partner Andrew Saul
UK Number of partners 103
Assistant Solicitors 218
Other fee earners 71
Total staff 657
The Firm 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 excellent expertise delivered with practical insights, commercial results and deep lawyer/client relationships. That is combined with an in-depth industry sector understanding, while a broad European and US base brings true international perspective. Practical insights underpin commercial advantage. Osborne Clarke’s legal and tax professionals combine legal expertise, industry understanding and business experience to produce insights that help clients take effective action at the right time. Commercial results come from a mix of creativity, expertise and experience. Osborne Clarke’s lawyers are approachable experts who present realistic options and definite opinions to produce exceptional results. Deep relationships mean that Osborne Clarke’s professionals get to understand clients’ businesses and preferred ways of working. The resulting confidence means that when things get tough Osborne Clarke’s lawyers are the trusted advisers their clients call on.
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, retail, recruitment and transport and automotive.
Commercial: The team advises clients on the contracts that underpin their businesses, as well as day-today issues, from outsourcing, expanding sales networks, IP, procuring goods and services to checking advertising compliance.
Corporate: Osborne Clarke advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs. The team also advises on the establishment of compliant and efficient governance structures.
Dispute Resolution: The 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.
Employment: 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 members are acknowledged leaders in defending employers on high profile litigation claims, TUPE/transfers of undertaking 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, the team 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.
Real Estate/Property: The team provides a comprehensive ‘lifecycle’ service across the key areas of real estate and property law. Services cover the range of real estate advice, including acquisitions, disposals, asset management, disputes, construction, environmental advice, finance, investment, fund structuring, planning and regeneration.
Tax: Osborne Clarke’s pan-European team of tax specialists resolves taxation issues and finds tax solutions for transactions and other company and group structuring. Their aim is to make sure that clients only pay their fair share of tax.
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, Brescia, Brussels, Cologne, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Padua, Paris, Rome, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
- Head of Markets (sectors) Greg Leyshon
- Digital Business Adrian Bott
- Financial Services Hugh Jones
- Energy & Utilities David Ferris
- Real Estate, Infrastructure & Retail Tim Simmonds
- Transport & Automotive Lara Burch
- Life Sciences & Healthcare Janita Good
- Recruitment Frances Lewis
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