Steve is a corporate Partner and head of Osborne Clarke’s office in New York. He is a key member of our core international retail sector.
As an English-qualified lawyer resident in the US for a decade, Steve has extensive experience of advising American-headquartered clients. He counsels US companies on all aspects of their international legal needs. Advising North American clients on English legal matters and supporting their global legal projects, Steve works closely with Osborne Clarke’s international offices and network of law firms around the world. He is a corporate transactional lawyer but acts as an outsourced general counsel assisting clients with all kinds of cross-border work, focusing particularly on companies active in the Tech, Media and Comms space.
His recent work includes representing numerous emerging businesses establish overseas operations, advising clients on UK acquisitions, representing US investors on European investments and managing multi-jurisdictional projects across Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Steve joined Osborne Clarke in 2001 from an in-house position at Vodafone.
He has been a Partner since 2004 and is head of the firm’s New York office, having led the firm’s West Coast operations from 2007 to 2016. He is a registered Foreign Legal Consultant in both California and New York. He is also co-chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the Business Section of the American Bar Association.