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Osborne Clarke advises Anchore on first expansion outside of the US


Written on 6 August 2020

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Anchore, Inc. the fast growing DevSecOps technology company, focused on policy based container security and compliance solutions for small businesses, major enterprises and federal and government agencies, on its expansion into the UK.

The transaction will help Santa Barbara, CA based, Anchore, continue on its mission to help major enterprises across the globe create and deploy software safely using modern container infrastructure.

“As Anchore plans for rapid expansion across European markets, it is important that our organization lays a solid foundation that will scale efficiently and effectively” shared Anchore Chief People Officer, Emily Long “As global demand increases for our container security and compliance and policy solutions it is imperative that we take a sophisticated approach with our build out. Without question, Osborne Clarke was the perfect, progressive legal team to support and guide Anchore’s arrival in the UK and Europe.”

Senior Associate, William Devenish, said: “We are delighted to help Anchore on this key strategic project and are looking forward to continuing to support the Anchore team as they grow their UK operations and expand further internationally.”

The Osborne Clarke team that advised on the matter was led by US based Senior Associate William Devenish (International expansion and growth) with support in the US from Associate Rachael Oakley (Employment). William and Rachael were assisted in the UK by Partner Michael Carter (Incentives), Legal Director Fiona Sweeting (Corporate), Senior Associates Hannah McCarthy (IP), Luolan Dong (Tax), Associate Simon Downes (Commercial) and Company Secretarial Assistant Rubal Singh (Company secretarial).

Osborne Clarke’s US based international expansion and growth team is considered the go-to practice for fast growing venture backed US businesses expanding overseas. The team advises at every stage of a US company’s international lifecycle starting with the full spectrum of international expansion issues through to the challenges of reaching scale across global markets. Osborne Clarke US provides US based business with in time zone access to expert European and Asian legal advice.