January 25, 2015 5:26 PM ET

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Company Overview of Osborne Clarke

Company Overview

Osborne Clarke provides legal advisory services. The firm’s focus areas include advertising, banking, construction, corporate, disputes, employment, global, health and safety, intellectual property, information technology and telecom, property, retail, and tax. Osborne Clarke was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom with additional offices in Cologne and Munich, Germany; London and Reading, United Kingdom; and Palo Alto, California.

2 Temple Back East

Temple Quay

Bristol,  BS1 6EG

United Kingdom

Founded in 1748

Phone:

44 1179 173 000

Fax:

44 1179 173 005

Key Executives for Osborne Clarke

Managing Partner
Chief of London Office
Head of Silicon Valley Office
Senior Partner
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Osborne Clarke Key Developments

Osborne Clarke Announces Executive Changes

Osborne Clarke has hired two new private client partners in a bid to re-launch its private client offering, which it previously scrapped in late 2013. The re-established group will be headed up by two new partners: Andrew Goodman who joined from Taylor Wessing, and Stuart Janaway who previously worked at boutique private client firm New Quadrant Partners. Both started in their new roles on January 19, 2015. The hires follow the exit of Osborne Clarke's former Bristol-based private client team in 2013. In February 2013, the firm's then private client chief Sandra Brown quit to join Michelmores. In November of the same year, two private client partners Mark Woodward and Robert Drewett left to join Bond Dickinson's Bristol offering. The company's UK managing partner Ray Berg, who replaced former UK chief Simon Beswick at the start of 2015.

Osborne Clarke Announces Sales Results for the First Half of Fiscal 2015

Osborne Clarke announced sales results for the first half of fiscal 2015. The company has seen its revenue increase by 17% in the first half of the fiscal 2015, up from EUR 77 million to EUR 89.1 million.

Osborne Clarke Announces Executive Changes

Osborne Clarke corporate and commercial head Ray Berg is set to become the firm's new UK managing partner for a four-year term starting on 1 January 2015. He will step into the shoes of Simon Beswick, who is nearing the end of his third and final term after 12 years as Osborne Clarke UK managing partner. Beswick will continue as Osborne Clarke's global CEO, a role he has had since 2012, until 10 June 2014. The firm's entire domestic partnership voted on the contested election at a special partners meeting on 4 November. Berg joined Osborne Clarke in 2001 and has headed up its business transactions group, since January 2013.

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