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OC adds trio of partners in London with hire of Dundas team

Osborne Clarke (OC) has added three partners to its London office with the hire of a Dundas & Wilson team along with ex-partner John Pike. Pike - the former CEO of Stephenson Harwood - quit Dundas in September after just six months at the firm, and...

01 Feb 2013 | 15:16 | secure


inner image Taylor Wessing taps TMT rival for new sector head

Taylor Wessing has hired a senior partner from UK rival Osborne Clarke (OC) to head its UK technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) group.

18 Jan 2013 | 12:05 | secure

inner image Siemens cuts UK panel to just three firms as OC, Eversheds win roles

Siemens has cut its UK legal panel to just three firms, with previous adviser Reed Smith reappointed alongside new roles for Eversheds and Osborne Clarke (OC). The company's previous panel included a number of other firms including Pinsent Masons, ...

14 Jan 2013 | 17:48 | secure

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Canada's Gowlings makes double hire for London restructuring team with ex-OC duo

Canada's Gowlings LaFleur Henderson has boosted its London restructuring and insolvency offering with the hires of two ex-Osborne Clarke (OC) partners, including former restructuring and insolvency chief David Wright. Wright, who left OC earlier th...

03 Dec 2012 | 12:35 | secure

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The Transfer Window: recent moves including White & Case, Stephenson Harwood and A&O

US firm Goodwin Procter has added a fifth partner to its London office with the hire of Allen & Overy (A&O) tax counsel Ben Eaton. Eaton, whose tax practice focuses on investment funds and real estate transactions, also has broad tax experience of ...

22 Nov 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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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

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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

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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