Conrad is a Partner in Osborne Clarke’s corporate practice, with a particular focus on M&A and transactional work across a variety of sectors. He also heads up of our Urban Dynamics group – specialising in the transformations taking place in global cities and the impact these have on clients and their businesses.
An advisory and transactional corporate M&A lawyer for technology, energy, real estate and infrastructure clients, Conrad’s expertise includes private equity fundraisings, private acquisitions and disposals, restructurings, complex joint ventures, and partnership arrangements.
As Urban Dynamics and Transformation Leader, Conrad and his team help clients to navigate the legal impacts, challenges and business opportunities arising from the rapid changes taking place in modern cities and towns, particularly around the future of work and living, smart cities and urban mobility.
Before qualifying as a lawyer in 2002, Conrad spent five years working in business – so he truly understands his clients’ needs from both a legal and commercial perspective.
He joined Osborne Clarke in 2004 from the London office of US law firm Jones Day and has been a Partner since 2011. He spent nearly a decade as International Head of Osborne Clarke's Real Estate Sector and is a regular speaker on matters involving corporate law, technology and real estate.
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Advised Moorfield Group on the disposal of The Printworks to BlackRock UK Property Fund for £40m.
Doughty Hanson and Invesco
Advised Doughty Hanson and Invesco Real Estate on the sale of the award-winning Howick Place Development in London.
Advised Student Castle on the disposal of a £330m student accommodation portfolio to CPPIB Liberty Living.
Progressive Digital Media plc
Advised Progressive on its acquisition of the Datamonitor Financial, Datamonitor Consumer, MarketLine and Verdict businesses from Informa plc for £25m.
Galliford Try plc
Advised Galliford Try on the disposal of a £25m shared equity mortgage portfolio to Patron Capital.
Advised IDI Gazeley (Brookfield Logistics) on its acquisition of a 90% interest in an existing joint venture with CalPERS.
Advised Pramerica Real Estate Investors on a series of acquisitions of UK ground rent portfolios.
City Car Club
Advised shareholders and management on the sale of City Car Club to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Inc.