The partnership at international legal practice Osborne Clarke has elected Conrad Davies as its new UK Managing Partner with effect from 1st January 2023.
Conrad, currently a corporate Partner and the International Head of the Urban Dynamics Group, will succeed Ray Berg, who fulfilled eight years in the role.
The appointment was announced to partners by Senior Partner Peter Clough: "It's been an incredible eight years under Ray's leadership. He's shown outstanding dedication and commitment to building the firm into what it is today. Huge congratulations to Conrad! He has also been one of our firm's great leaders and has been instrumental in helping to build our strategy. I know he will do an excellent job, and I and the team very much look forward to working with him."
Having spent more than 17 years at Osborne Clarke, Conrad became a Partner in 2011 and was previously at Jones Day. He helped to establish the firm's corporate real estate practice 10 years ago and also headed up the firm's international real estate and infrastructure sector for seven years.
He was instrumental in leading the team that established the firm's 2025 client strategy. Most recently he was also appointed as International Transformation Leader for Urban Dynamics, which is focused on supporting clients as they navigate the legal impacts, challenges and business opportunities arising from the rapid changes taking place in modern cities and towns, particularly around the future of work and living, smart cities and urban mobility.
Before qualifying as a lawyer, Conrad spent five years working in business – so he understands his clients’ needs from both a legal and commercial perspective.
Conrad said: "I am thrilled to be appointed as Managing Partner. They will be big shoes to fill, but I am up for the challenge and I look forward to building on all the good work that’s been done as I lead the firm for the next four years."