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Osborne Clarke announces eight UK Partner promotions - 63% of new Partners are female


Written on 17 May 2019

Eight lawyers in Osborne Clarke’s UK business will be promoted to Partner, bringing the total number of Partners internationally to more than 260. The new Partners come from a range of sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, real estate and infrastructure and tech, media and comms.

The new partners will be:

Alexandra Gower: Real estate and infrastructure sector expert specialising in construction and engineering.

Alison Riddle: Specialist in structuring funds and joint ventures with a particular focus on the real estate sector.

Anastasia Gorokhova: Real estate sector expert who specialises in regeneration, development and build to rent.

Anna Williams: Advertising, marketing and sponsorship specialist in the tech, media and comms sector team.

Charles Crowne: Specialises in commercial disputes across the Financial Services and tech, media and comms sectors.

Dave Kerr: Real estate expert specialising in residential development, investment and energy projects.

Sarah Knight: Real estate and energy and utilities M&A and joint venture expert.

Tom Try: Corporate FinTech specialist.

Among the group, 63% of the new Partners are female; one successfully completed the process whilst on maternity leave and two currently work part-time.

Ray Berg, UK Managing Partner at Osborne Clarke, commented:

“I’d like to thank all of our new partners for their outstanding performance and contributions, which have helped to ensure the on-going success of our business. We’re also proud to see so many new female partners in this round, which shows our strategy is really paying off. Diversity is an important part of our 2020 vision and will continue to be key to our strategy going forward. It’s very important to our senior leadership team that people from all kinds of backgrounds, have the freedom to progress and equal opportunity to use their talents to the full at Osborne Clarke and for the benefit of our clients.”

Internationally Osborne Clarke also made a number of appointments across Europe and Asia at the start of the year including Alessandro Villa (transport and automotive, Italy), Alice Li (tech, media and comms, Hong Kong), Daniel Breuer (energy and utilities, Germany), Daniel Walter (financial services, Germany), Hadrien Chef (life sciences and healthcare, Belgium), Jens Schefzig (tech, media and comms, Germany), Johannes Ballestrem (transport and automotive, Germany), Johannes de Jong (financial services, Netherlands), Oscar Calsamiglia (life sciences and healthcare, Spain) and Sebastian Hack (tech, media and comms, Germany).