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Osborne Clarke

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Clare Robinson

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Osborne Clarke


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South West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Bristol

Within: Commercial litigation: Bristol

Known for its ‚Äėfirst-class client service‚Äô, the team at Osborne Clarke¬†specialises in multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes and is highly regarded for procurement litigation. Headed by Leona Briggs, the department has handled a range of complex fraud claims, procurement challenges, cross-border contract litigation, director and shareholder disputes, and arbitration proceedings. The ‚Äėhighly recommended‚Äô Charlie Wedin¬†advised Dynasafe Minetech on a number of claims and counter-claims in relation to a terminated contract with a South African company. Additionally, following Mademoiselle Desserts‚Äô acquisition of Ministry of Cake, Clare Robinson¬†is representing two former directors and shareholders of Ministry of Cake in various fraud and conspiracy claims brought by the company‚Äôs purchasers. Peter Clough¬†often handles disputes in the technology and financial services sectors and has extensive experience in matters involving CIS or Russian participants. Catherine Wolfenden¬†is a ‚Äėgo-to procurement litigator‚Äô, who has handled procurement challenges for a number of well-known corporates and listed companies. Tom Ellis, Claudia Glover, and senior associate Tom Frapwell¬†are also recommended.

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South West: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Osborne Clarke advises on negligence cases for accountancy practices, pension providers and construction companies. It conducts claimant and defendant work for accountancy firms with a bias toward the defendant side. With regards to pension providers it advises on high-profile and high-value claims for trustees and companies, usually against investment advisers, pension providers, solicitors and actuaries. In relation to construction and property-related negligence the firm conducts litigation and advises on claims against surveyors, valuers, engineers, architects and contractors. Leona Briggs heads the team and has a commercial approach to resolving disputes. Tom Ellis is experienced at defendant and claimant work and has a client focus in the accountancy sector. Clare Robinson specialises in claimant work against solicitors, accountants and surveyors. Charles Crowne deals with claims against accountants and financial advisers and Paul Matthews deals with complex high-value pension’s litigation. Clients include Lloyds Banking Group, Wincanton, Harrods Bank, Midas Retail, VocaLink, Manitou, Sotheby's Grant Thornton.

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South West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Clare Robinson - Osborne Clarke

Within: Intellectual property

Osborne Clarke advises on contentious and non-contentious IP work such as filing and prosecution work. It has a filing practice that is spread across the London and Bristol offices. The firm receives work through its international office network and is adept at handling multijurisdictional matters and representing clients in IP litigation matters. Clare Robinson heads the team and led on advising Kerry Ingredients (UK) in a successful claim against Bakkavor for misuse of confidential information in relation to its recipes and manufacturing process for edible infused oils. Tom Harding advised Microsoft on content acquisition and licensing deals for Xbox and MSN services. Will Robertson advised HHGL (formerly Homebase) on negotiations of licenses and IP use from various manufacturers in relation to advanced paint tinting technology. Douglas Peden specialises contentious trade mark and copyright issues. Claudia Glover focuses on IP litigation and global portfolio protection. Arty Rajendra and Mark Foreman joined the London office from Rouse IP Limited. Other clients include RS Components, Vodafone, Siemens, Eurostar International, Compagnie Gervais Danone, Western Power Distribution, Surf Telecoms and Simba Sleep.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Osborne Clarke provides advice on TV broadcasting, internet only TV services, digital platforms, gaming, social media, interactive content, publishing, marketing and advertising, and EU and competition issues. It advises an array of multinational clients in the technology sector such as Square Enix, Facebook, Yahoo!, Virgin Media, Bose and Miniclip. Recent work highlights include acting for Expedia in relation to advertising services and marketing communications. It also assisted Gram Games with the opening of its London office and a range of commercial and regulatory issues. Another highlight includes advising Compagnie Gervais Danone with numerous IP issues in relation to its advertising campaigns for Actimel. Tom Harding¬†heads the team, he specialises in commercial transactions, regulatory issues and the production and exploitation of interactive entertainment products and services. Clare Robinson¬†specialises in IP litigation focusing on the technology and digital business sectors. The team provides ‚Äėa very good level of service, knowledge of online content and the regulatory landscape‚Äô.

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