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Osborne Clarke LLP

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Janita Good

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London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Well known for its strength in the digital businesses and marketing sector, the ‚Äėhigh-quality‚Äô practice at¬†Osborne Clarke LLP¬†possesses¬†‚Äėstrong industry knowledge‚Äô and provides a ‚Äėcommercial, reliable service‚Äô. Core strengths of the practice beyond technology and telecoms include financial services, real estate, infrastructure and energy.¬†Simon Smith¬†heads the department jointly with the Reading-based¬†Greg Leyshon;¬†Smith advised the shareholders in Service Works Group on the company‚Äôs sale to Swedish-listed software business Addnode Group for SEK 194m. In the technology space,¬†Jonathan King¬†and associate director¬†Tom Try¬†handled RM‚Äôs ¬£56.6m acquisition of Connect Group, a deal which was conditional upon clearance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority. Private equity specialist¬†Mark Spinner¬†is recommended as ‚Äėresponsive and knowledgeable, with good communication skills‚Äô; he notably advised Investis on the acquisition of Phoenix-based digital marketing agency ZOG Digital. The pharmaceuticals sector remains an area of strength for the practice;¬†Janita Good¬†and associate¬†Samantha Peacock¬†advised Actavis on the ¬£60m divestment by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to Intas Pharmaceuticals.¬†Chris King¬†,¬†Tim Birt¬†and¬†Jonathan King¬†are all ‚Äėsolid and reliable‚Äô. Other clients include Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Iris Worldwide Holdings and Leisure Pass Group.¬†Tim Hewens¬†and¬†Alan Francis¬†both joined from¬†Squire Patton Boggs, while associate director¬†Kenneth Wilkinson¬†joined from¬†CMS.

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London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Osborne Clarke LLP¬†¬† advises public, private and third-sector clients on health-tech matters, NHS outsourcing, PPP and funding matters. The ‚Äėprofessional, extremely competent and commercially astute‚Äô team led by Simon Hancock¬† assisted John Laing Integrated Services in a contract to provide services to Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust‚Äôs new mental health unit. ‚ÄėIndustry leading lawyer‚Äô¬† Catherine Wolfenden¬†specializes in regulatory and procurement work; she continues to advise GAMA Healthcare on several NHS tenders and Grifols on major NHS procurement for blood testing technology. In the life sciences arena Janita Good¬† assists international corporations on issues relating to licensing, strategic partnering, co-operative research and development, and drug supply.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Osborne Clarke LLP's presence in this space stems from its transactional and intellectual property work. Transactions expert and team head Janita Good advised Takeda Ventures on its IPO investment in Arix Bioscience and assisted Millennium Pharmaceuticals with its purchase of GammaDelta Therapeutics. Other noteworthy names include Lorna Brazell, who heads the patent litigation team, and competition experts Simon Neill and Marc Shrimpling.

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South West: Public sector


Within: Health

Osborne Clarke¬†specialises in healthcare-related PPP and PFI projects, procurement, contractual issues, and social care accommodation projects. The practice also advises on NHS outsourcing, facilities management services, NHS energy efficiency services and regulatory matters, in addition to handling funding and competition, EU and state aid issues. Simon Hancock¬†heads the team and specialises in major infrastructure and outsourcing procurements. Catherine Wolfenden¬†focuses on regulated public and utilities procurement; she has ‚Äėindustry leading knowledge, is nationally respected and understands business and company objectives‚Äô. Janita Good¬†heads the UK life sciences and healthcare group, she focuses on corporate and IP matters. The ‚Äėstrong‚Äô team has ‚Äėextensive knowledge of a complex market‚Äô and has ‚Äėextremely quick response times‚Äô. Recent highlights include advising Shaw Healthcare on the provision of a retirement living village to Bristol City Council. Other clients include Imtech Engineering Services North, Imtech Low Carbon Solutions and Grifols.

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