Steve is a Partner and head of Osborne Clarke’s US offices in New York, Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

Leading the US International Expansion and Growth Team, and an English-qualified lawyer resident in the US since 2007, Steve has extensive experience in advising North American companies on all legal aspects of establishing and growing overseas operations.

Steve works closely with Osborne Clarke’s international offices and global network of law firms, supporting US clients for all their international legal needs, including cross-border acquisitions, European investments and multi-jurisdictional projects. This can include anything from employment law or product launches, to global compliance, corporate governance and dispute resolution.

Steve is a time-zone friendly contact and connection point for his US clients, bridging any potential gaps thanks to his specialist knowledge of both international legal considerations, and cultural nuances.

Osborne Clarke is the longest-standing European firm in the US, and having supported hundreds of organisations of multiple shapes and sizes, across numerous sectors, with differing budgets, at various stages of their growth, Steve and his team are able to deliver more than legal expertise. They also provide tried, tested and successful commercial advice and solutions that can be applied to clients’ wider and longer-term business strategies. 

Steve is based in Osborne Clarke’s New York office, having managed the firm’s West Coast operations for nine years. He’s a registered Foreign Legal Consultant in both New York and California. He is also Co-Chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and a board member of non-profit St George’s Society of Newk.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

“Many of our clients are game changers, bringing new products or services to the market – from innovative software to FinTech, to consumer products – and we’re helping them to expand their horizons beyond their domestic market.

Equally, we’re supporting our more established clients to take a proportionate approach to their global compliance and business-as-usual needs.

But no matter the type or age or size, we’re enabling companies to adopt the right approach to doing global business in new communities, one that not only understands the local laws, but the customs, the market trends and the working environments also.”

Work

Subway

Representing on a range of multi-jurisdictional projects.

GoPro

Advised on the company’s international growth and local compliance.

J2

Representing on cross-border acquisitions and localisation projects.

Expedia

Managed the delivery of multi-jurisdictional projects globally.

Ziff Davis

Advised on a variety of cross-border projects.

Fitbit

Advised on multi-jurisdictional localisation projects.

Beats

Advised on its European growth and acquisition by Apple

GV

Advised GV on multiple international corporate venture investments.

Allbirds
Representing its global expansion.
Recorded Future

Managing various international projects.

Integral Ad Science

Managing the company’s global legal needs.

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