As Managing Partner of Osborne Clarke in the UK, Ray has a multi-faceted role, simultaneously defining our organisation’s ‘big picture’ strategies, while leading the day-to-day running of the firm.
Ray’s role includes directing Osborne Clarke’s three-dimensional client strategy, combining legal expertise, sector understanding and transformational insight to help clients shape their future. The strategy responds to global mega-trends that are transforming business, such as digital transformation, the transition to a net zero future and adapting the ever-evolving urban dynamics of how we live, work and travel.
Alongside this, Ray is also passionate about building a strong and diverse organisation, and has made this a core part of Osborne Clarke’s strategy.
Ray is an acclaimed speaker for LBCambridge2: a major Leadership and Management Programme for in-house lawyers preparing to succeed in senior roles with management responsibility. His sessions provide innovative, out-of-the-box perspectives which challenge delegates’ thinking, helping them to develop their strategic, operational and tactical insight.
More than many firms, Osborne Clarke is characterised by the extent to which it prioritises health, wellbeing and simply doing right by its people and clients.
With a background in Business Transactions, M&A, corporate finance and commercial law, Ray’s transactional work includes acting on mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, demergers, equity issues, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations for both public and private companies. A large proportion of his work involves acting for clients in the digital business sector. A significant amount of this work involves acting on cross-border deals throughout Europe, North America and the Far East.
He still has a very active role with clients, continuing to work for longstanding clients on their major/strategic mergers and acquisitions.
An interview with Ray Berg by Transformation Network
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
"Maintaining Osborne Clarke's culture and values at scale is my top priority. I truly care about people – about diversity, inclusion and social mobility – and I see those qualities shared by the team around me. They’re no longer just a nice to have – they’re business critical.
Part of our work is extending these values to our clients too.
The future holds so much opportunity: the ability for our clients to embrace, engage with and respond to Equality, Education, Social Mobility and Governance initiatives that will not only futureproof their businesses, but truly strengthen the quality of their work and the perception of their businesses.”