Russell is head of the firm’s commercial practice group in the Thames Valley office and a partner in our intellectual property practice, focusing on non-contentious work.

As a key member of both our digital business and transport and automotive sector groups, he is primarily engaged in work concerning intellectual property, information technology and competition law.

His commercial practice sees him advising clients on contracts, joint ventures, collaborations and outsourcings, while he also works on the development and exploitation of intellectual property and its maintenance, and handles work in the information technology sector.

Russell qualified as a lawyer in 1986 and was a partner at another firm before he joined Osborne Clarke as a Partner in 1998. In his early career he spent time on secondments to Galileo, a computer reservations systems provider, and as general counsel at Renesas, an international semi-conductor manufacturer.

His clients include Cambridge Display Technology, Hyundai, Oxford Photovoltaics, SMART Technologies, The Book People and Vodafone.

Russell was one of the founders of our Thames Valley office and is a member of SCL. He is also one of the pioneers behind Osborne Clarke’s technology mapping tool, which assists with the valuation and evaluation of IP for IP-rich companies and those that invest in them. In the legal directories he is praised by clients for ‘understanding our objectives and being adept at defining our risk’.