International legal practice Osborne Clarke was awarded three Client Choice Awards for outstanding client care last night. Developed by the International Law Office and Lexology, the awards acknowledge law firms and Partners for their ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. Client Choice recognises 369 winners across 67 jurisdictions worldwide.
Recognised by Client Choice in 2016, 2017 and this year, Partner Dr Timo Karsten was awarded for his outstanding services in Employment & Benefits law in Germany. Cologne-based Timo, specialises in employment law and advises national and international companies on collective and individual employment law issues including outsourcing transactions, the use of contingent workforce and cross-border assignments are part of his practice.
Winner of the Healthcare & Life Sciences category for the Netherlands, Herke van Hulst has a strong M&A and Venture Capital practice with a particular interest in transactions in healthcare and life sciences and tech, media and comms sectors. Clients include national and international private equity and venture capital firms, investment funds, founders and national and international strategic clients.
Clients quotes include: "Herke provides the highest quality work to clients; she can effectively structure and negotiate deals and gives helpful and strategic consultation" and "she is a quick thinking, pragmatic and diligent lawyer; she can execute strategies in record time." Clients have further noted that "Herke is an excellent professional with broad understanding of complex legal issues as well as a deep network in the biotech world".
Exclusive winner of the Competition & Antitrust category for the UK, Marc Shrimpling has acted for businesses subject to investigation by competition authorities in the UK and Europe, supporting clients at every stage from dawn raids through to successful appeals. Marc also specialises in advising manufacturers and brand owners on their international distribution strategies, helping them to define the consumer experience and to safeguard brand value, reputation and intellectual property.
Marc is recognised by clients for his 'excellent ability to navigate the business through complex issues; he provides tailored advice according to clients’ specific needs.' In addition, it is noted that 'he provides in-credibly fast and intelligent advice; he is very good at offering risk-based and pragmatic assessments.'
Nominated by corporate counsel, Lexology's Client Choice Awards are given to those lawyers around the world that stand apart for their excellent client service and the quality of their legal services. The survey includes 2,000 in-house lawyers from more than 70 countries.