Ray is our UK Managing Partner, responsible for running the Osborne Clarke LLP business.
A corporate lawyer for more than 25 years, Ray uses his wide ranging experience of company structures, reorganisations and financing to help set our strategy and guide our day-to-day operations.
Ray is passionate about building a strong and diverse organisation, and has made this a core part of Osborne Clarke’s strategy. Under his leadership, the firm has introduced a wide range of initiatives focused on diversity and wellbeing, leading to greater engagement amongst employees and recognition from industry bodies and he speaks regularly on the subject. Ray is a trustee of the Social Mobility Business Partnership and sits on the steering committee of Roll on Monday a programme that works with St Mungo's to break the cycle of homelessness.
As a Partner in our corporate team, Ray was previously head of our Business Transactions Group, which is home to our M&A, corporate finance, financial services and commercial teams. During his time at Osborne Clarke, Ray has advised on a wide range of high-profile transactions for both public and private companies including takeovers, mergers, IPO’s and joint ventures – often with a cross-border aspect. As a Corporate Partner, Ray was known for being commercial and pragmatic as well as building long-term relationships with his clients. He is no less focused on relationships as Managing Partner, whether that involves greeting new trainees or seeking feedback from major clients.
Ray qualified as a lawyer in 1992 and spent 18 months of his early career working in-house at a major international corporation in the United States, joining Osborne Clarke as a Partner in 2001.