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Osborne Clarke LLP


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South West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Bristol

Osborne Clarke LLP’s ‘professional but approachable’ team in Bristol regularly handles high-value, complex deals involving companies from a range of sectors. The team’s experience in private equity continues to be a key strength; Alisdair Livingstone leads the firm’s national practice from Bristol and has deep relationships with a number of mid-market PE houses. In addition to counselling these clients on acquisitions, investments and disposals, he is also active in representing management teams. In public M&A, David Ferris has a focus on the energy and utilities sectors, while Conrad Davies is continuing to carve out a niche in real estate-related transactions. Mark Wesker is another name to note in the team, handling a number of AIM IPOs in 2021. Chris Yeo was promoted to partner in May 2021.

South West > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy, project finance and PFI

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David FerrisOsborne Clarke LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP is a well-regarded player in the energy and utilities market, where it advises clients on the full range of related matters, including alterative fuels, decarbonisation and regulatory work. The firm also sports a strong track record in regard to renewables, and is often instructed by major national utilities companies. Head of energy Matthew Lewis and head of power and utilities Emily Van Schalkwyk lead the practice together with London-based Simon Hobday and Alistair CurzonAlan John is well versed in renewable energy matters, with a particular focus on waste and landfill gas to energy, solar, wind, as well as biomass. Energy projects and the application of power technology are core areas for David Ferris. Carl Thompson left the firm in February 2022, while energy projects specialist Hugo Lidbetter joined from Fieldfisher in January of the same year.