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Osborne Clarke

2 TEMPLE BACK EAST, TEMPLE QUAY, BRISTOL, BS1 6EG, ENGLAND
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Carl Thompson

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Osborne Clarke

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London: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Osborne Clarke LLP provides 'strong legal advice, made more valuable by thoughtful commercial overlay and regulatory understanding.' Rob Horne heads the disputes team, which traditionally acts for employers, with a notable specialism in solar projects. Philip Davies and energy-from-waste expert Carl Thompson head the transactional team and split their time between London and Bristol. Thompson is recommended for his 'excellent knowledge of market participants and the positions they will accept.' Recent work includes advising Gazeley on the construction aspects of its £120m UK development programme of industrial logistics warehousing; and advising Brighton and Hove City Council on the redevelopment of the existing Brighton Conference Centre including the construction of a new £150 million arena and conference centre, and the extension of the Churchill Shopping Centre.

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South West: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy

Within: Energy

Osborne Clarke’s energy lawyers have particular expertise in corporate energy transactions and litigation, and in those respects the team ‘compares favourably to its South West competition’. Department head Alan John advised Foresight Group on its acquisition of Shotwick, which is the largest solar park in the UK. David Ferris, who has ‘real expertise in energy sector corporate transactions’, counselled innogy on its acquisition of Statkraft’s 50% holding in the Triton Knoll offshore wind project. Additionally, the team acted for Solarplicity in relation to a joint venture investment by Maas Capital for the installation of solar panels to provide electricity for affordable housing tenants across the UK, and also advised John Laing Investments on the acquisition, development and refinancing of an onshore wind farm. On the contentious side, Catherine Wolfenden is co-leading a team that is involved in a major judicial review procedure with nationwide industry effects. Also recommended are Carl Thompson, Matthew Lewis and Lara Burch.

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South West: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Osborne Clarke’s construction department is ‘exceptional’. The non-contentious group advises suppliers and purchasers on a range of projects including renewable energy and student accommodation developments, but the group is perhaps best known as ‘the go-to construction disputes team in the region’. Associate director David Kirkpatrick regularly represents some of the largest national and European construction companies in high-value construction disputes. In the non-contentious space, Philip Davies assisted Brighton and Hove City Council with the construction procurement for the £500m redevelopment of the Brighton Conference Centre. Davies is also advising U and I Group on the construction aspects of a number of commercial developments and mixed-use regeneration projects in the Greater London environs. Additional contacts include Carl Thompson, associate director Sarah McCool and legal director Alexandra Gower.

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