Client relationships are at the heart of Conrad's focus as our Managing Partner in the UK. He believes in challenging the conventional, encouraging curiosity and taking an entrepreneurial approach to the work that we do. 

This correlates closely with his commitment to maintaining our strong culture and continuing to build a truly diverse law firm. He is passionate about making sure that Osborne Clarke continues to keep our clients ahead of the curve and be a firm where our people are proud of who we are, as well as what we do.

Day to day, Conrad leads the running of the firm and the delivery of our three-dimensional strategy. The strategy responds to global mega-trends and combines our legal expertise, sector understanding and transformational insight to help clients shape their future.

Davies’ passion is delivering what clients really need to help them build a business, not just solving a legal problem.

The Lawyer Hot 100 2023

Before stepping into the role of Managing Partner, Conrad led our Urban Dynamics team. Drawing on his expertise as a corporate M&A lawyer, he helped clients navigate the legal impacts, challenges and business opportunities arising from the rapid changes taking place in the way we live, work and connect in our modern cities.

Conrad joined Osborne Clarke in 2004 and has been a Partner since 2011. He spent nearly a decade leading our international real estate sector and is a regular speaker on matters involving corporate law, technology and real estate.

In 2023, Conrad was recognised in The Lawyer Hot 100, a list that celebrates the most excellent, bold and relevant lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar. 

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Osborne Clarke has always been about providing excellent service and commercially-focussed legal advice in a friendly and approachable way. We like to do things differently. I'm passionate about making sure we not only consider the issues and opportunities that are important to our clients now, but to really understand our clients and their businesses to enable us to think creatively and to pre-empt those issues that might be around the corner. We can provide this type of forward-thinking advice because of the way we combine our legal knowledge with a deep understanding of the markets and sectors we serve. I believe we’re able to deliver advice that really does give our clients a competitive advantage.

I'm really proud of what Osborne Clarke has accomplished as a business and excited about what we can do in the future. I want everyone in the firm to feel the buzz of knowing that we work at a great firm and with great people and to feel that crackle of excitement that comes from knowing what we do for our clients isn’t just excellent, but that it's different.

Work

Moorfield

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.

Student Castle

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.

Brookfield Logistics

Advised IDI Gazeley (Brookfield Logistics) on its acquisition of a 90% interest in an existing joint venture with CalPERS.

Pramerica

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.

Urban Dynamics
What is Urban Dynamics?

Urban dynamics are the changing elements that make up an urban environment: the opportunities and the threats. The people and...

16/11/2020
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