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South West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment

Osborne Clarke LLP‘s media and entertainment practice is equipped to handle an array of matters ranging from digital regulation and publishing issues to media disputes and advertising work. The communications, media and technology industries are particular standout sectors for the team, which also counts clients active in publishing and TV production among its portfolio. The practice leadership is divided between Mary Lawrence, who heads up the broadcast, production and digital content division, and head of interactive entertainment Tom Harding. Disputes constitute an area of focus for Charlie Wedin.

South West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Bristol

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Noted for its stellar expertise in data protection litigation, Osborne Clarke LLP handles high-end shareholder disputes, contractual claims, financial services litigation and boardroom proceedings, with demonstrable capability in cross-border cases. Catherine Wolfenden leads the team and Clare Robinson acts for clients across the technology and business sectors, while Peter Clough standouts for his experience in cross-border disputes across the energy, technology and financial services industries. Charlie Wedin handles cyber and data-related claims and Charles Crowne focuses on financial services disputes, including pensions litigation. Tom Ellis, who acts for corporates in commercial disputes, investigations and fraud-related mandates, remains a key contact in the group.

London > Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Osborne Clarke LLP acts for major international and domestic clients in the tech sector, providing strategic data advice, cyber incident response expertise, and advice on developing and emerging technologies including AI, machine learning, and blockchain. The extensively experienced Mark Taylor leads the team and has a strong track record advising clients in the financial services and technology sectors on a broad range of data protection matters. The ‘highly knowledgeable’ Ben Dunham is recommended for data flows advice, privacy policy drafting, and compliance matters. On the contentious and cyber front, Ashley Hurst and Charlie Wedin are the key names, advising international clients on cyber incident response and data litigation cases. The team strengthened its commercial data protection offering with the May 2023 arrival of Jonathan McDonald, formerly the practice head at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Particularly active in technology, financial services, and energy and natural resources-related disputes, Osborne Clarke LLP‘s ‘team of highly capable and experienced individuals‘ has an enviable track record in heavyweight cross-border disputes. ‘One of the most successful commercial litigators of his generation‘, Tom Ellis leads the practice from Bristol where Charlie Wedin routinely handles large cases and senior partner Peter Clough acts in large-scale commercial and contractual disputes; Andrew Bartlett is sought out for cases featuring challenging jurisdiction, governing law and international enforcement issues; and Jane Park Weir is a highly rated corporate and commercial litigator. The next line of experienced practitioners comprises CIS disputes leader Artem Doudko, and legal director Alfred Church, who frequently advises on jurisdictional and procedural issues. Nick Price, who acts in disputes in the payments, crypto assets, and fintech sectors, and complex commercial disputes specialist, Nina Lazic, were made partners in 2022 and 2023, respectively.