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Osborne Clarke opens in New York


Written on 15 September 2013

Osborne Clarke has announced the opening of an office in New York, USA. The New York office is situated at the heart of the city’s creative and digital district, Soho. 

Osborne Clarke is famous for its work in the advertising and digital business sectors and is regularly ranked independently as the go-to firm in Europe for this work.

The new office will work seamlessly with our established office in Palo Alto (which opened in 2001) to provide an integrated coverage of the US Market. From its new base in the city, OC will make its our pan-European expertise available to New York clients and law firms.

Tim Birt, Corporate Partner at Osborne Clarke who is leading the firm’s opening in New York:

“We see the New York office as a platform for growth, providing a vital link with our West Coast and European offices. This office gives our clients access to a major global market.

“Osborne Clarke has a strong track record in corporate legal advice especially on transatlantic VC and M&A transactions. With a team on the ground in New York we will be able to capitalise on our expertise and be on-hand for our clients as and when they need our advice.

“We work with companies who are based in North America, but whose business activities involve expansion or investment into Northern Europe.”

The office will be run on a rotating basis with two or more partners being on the ground at any time. The core team consists: Andrew Saul, Tim Birt, Adrian Bott, Nicolas Gabrysch, Tim Simmonds, Nick Johnson, Paul Anning, Adrian Lifely, Tom Ellis, Kevin Barrow, Mathias Loertscher and Thomas Colmer.

The New York office is based on the Palo Alto model with a rotating team if individuals who are committed to the local market. Since opening in 2001 Osborne Clare has advised over 400 major institutions and SMEs on EU commercial issues.