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OC and Field Fisher end merger talks

Osborne Clarke and Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) have called off talks about a prospective merger citing differences between the two firm's operating models. News of a tie-up between the firms emerged in September with talks thought to have commenc...

14 Nov 2012 | 16:14 | secure


inner image OC, Wragges and SNR Denton appointed as Taylor Wimpey cuts back panel

Eversheds, DAC Beachcroft and Osborne Clarke are among six firms named on Taylor Wimpey's slimmed-down legal panel following the UK home developer's latest adviser review. The new panel has been cut back from 13 firms to six, with Gateley, SNR Dent...

09 Nov 2012 | 16:15 | secure

inner image Linklaters, BLP and Ashurst secure spots as Lloyds appoints legal panel

Linklaters, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Ashurst are among a host of firms securing appointment to the new Lloyds Banking Group panel, as the bank has moved to cut back its external legal advisers by around 10%. The trio have been re-appointed...

02 Nov 2012 | 12:41 | secure

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Osborne Clarke to open up Brussels base for European expansion

Osborne Clarke (OC) looks set to open its own office in Brussels as the national law firm pushes ahead with European expansion plans despite entering early-stage merger talks with Field Fisher Waterhouse.

28 Sep 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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The Transfer Window: recent moves including OC, DLA and Ashurst

Paul Hastings has recruited Clifford Chance (CC) securitisation and structured finance partner Neil Hamilton for the US firm's London office. Hamilton, whose recent work has included leading a CC team advising Deutsche Bank on a €900m (£720m) co...

24 Sep 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Field Fisher and Osborne Clarke in talks over £200m merger

Field Fisher Waterhouse and Osborne Clarke (OC) are in early-stage talks about a potential combination that could create a merged firm with revenues of nearly £200m, Legal Week can reveal. News of the discussions comes weeks after Field Fisher's m...

17 Sep 2012 | 12:52 | secure

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Osborne Clarke posts 8% revenue hike to reach new financial high

Osborne Clarke (OC) has unveiled its end-of-year figures for 2011-12, with revenue up 8% to £97.7m, marking the firm’s best-ever annual performance. The 12-office firm, which maintains separate profit pools in its UK, Germany and US offices, has...

01 Jun 2012 | 13:25 | secure

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OC sets out plans for Paris launch as ink dries on Spain and Italy tie-ups

Osborne Clarke is planning to launch in Paris later this year, with the move coming as the firm finalises details of its planned mergers in Spain and Italy.

01 Jun 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Simmons signs up OC finance litigation duo for new Bristol base

Simmons & Simmons has made its first lateral partner hires for its new Bristol office, with the firm hiring Osborne Clarke (OC) financial services litigation partners Ed Crosse and Tim Boyce for the base, which is expected to open this autumn. No s...

30 May 2012 | 13:30 | secure

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The Transfer Window: recent moves including BLP, Wragges and Simmons

Simmons & Simmons has moved to boost its new asset management sector group with the hire of DLA Piper's UK investment funds team head David Williams, who is joining the firm as a partner in London. Williams, who was also a partner at DLA Piper, adv...

26 Apr 2012 | 14:40 | secure

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OC set to merge with Spain and Italy alliance firms in international push

Osborne Clarke (OC) is to merge with its Spanish and Italian allies in a push to become a more international-focused firm. Osborne Clarke Spain and SLA Studio Legale Associato are set to merge will OC under a Swiss verein model, with the tie-ups ex...

29 Mar 2012 | 11:26 | secure

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OC secures new Madrid presence with five-partner Spain team haul

Osborne Clarke's (OC) Spanish arm has opened a new Madrid office with a team hire from Spanish firm Lener, adding five partners and effectively doubling its presence in the country. In total, 20 lawyers will join the new office, which come in addit...

21 Feb 2012 | 17:11 | secure

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Osborne Clarke elects new office heads in London & Thames Valley

Osborne Clarke (OC) has voted in new office heads for its London and Thames Valley practices, with corporate partners Andrew Saul and James Massey-Collier taking up the roles respectively. The pair was elected in a contested process after incumbents S...

25 Jan 2012 | 11:32 | secure

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OC hikes revenues by 10% in robust H1 trading

Osborne Clarke's (OC's) first-half revenues have grown by 10% in its current financial year, boosting the top 50 law firm's headline income from £42.6m to £46.9m. OC said that its performance was driven by strong performances in its core four sector...

16 Dec 2011 | 09:57 | secure

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OC adds duo of banking partners to London base with Taylor Wessing hires

Osborne Clarke (OC) has strengthened its City banking team with a double partner hire from Taylor Wessing. London banking and finance partners Dominic Ross and Akmal Ghauri are set to join the national firm as equity partners in January next year, ...

24 Oct 2011 | 13:29 | secure




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