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London > Industry focus > TMT

Led by Ashley Hurst, the sizeable technology, media and communications team at Osborne Clarke LLP is well known for its broad experience. The team is split across three subsectors, with an international lead for each: Mathias Loertscher heads up the technology team, John Davidson-Kelly leads the media and entertainment group, and Jon Fell heads up the communications practice. Hurst focuses on cybersecurity and contentious data litigation; Davidson-Kelly works on digital media regulation, consumer law, and media and tech agreements; and Fell provides operational and transactional advice, with a focus on procurement agreements. Loertscher has particular experience in M&A, joint ventures, and fundraising mandates.

London > Corporate and commercial > Venture capital

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With seven core venture capital partners spread across the firm’s London, Bristol and Reading offices, as well as being able to draw upon a sizeable presence in Europe, Osborne Clarke LLP has the strength-in-depth to handle a huge range and volume of purely domestic and cross-border mandates for a balanced roster of investors and investees. Led by ‘excellent’ Reading-based partner Robert Wood, the firm is active throughout the investment life cycle where it is able to ‘combine exceptional legal ability with a very commercial and practical approach to getting the deal done’, particularly on transactions within the technology and life sciences sectors. Particularly focused on TMT-related transactions, London-based Mathias Loertscher has a strong reputation acting for both funds and companies raising venture and growth capital rounds, as well as for shareholders of venture-backed businesses on their exits. Combining excellent technical skills alongside an ‘incredible commercial approach’, Reading based Rob Hayes has made a strong impact to the practice following his relatively recent arrival from Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, partcularly in the context of life sciences mandates. An ‘absolute rising star’, Reading-based associate Elizabeth Yell has also impressed since joining from Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP and provides ‘commercial and practical‘ advice.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

A sizeable roster of healthcare operators, energy providers, retailers, and tech companies turn to Osborne Clarke LLP‘s sizeable corporate team for assistance in the full gamut of cross-border transactions. Practice co-chair Mark Spinner possesses decades of experience in private equity-driven deals, while the ‘excellent’ Simon Smith is noted for his recent experience handling financial services and entertainment M&A.  The corporate technology sector is headed up by Mathias Loertscher, a seasoned advisor to a host of high-growth private businesses and investors alike. Edward Persse regularly works with private capital holders on consumer goods and energy deals. Tim Birt specialises in marketing, media, and other data-intensive industries.