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Commercial Disputes Associate
This is a team that has "a glowing reputation for commercial
litigation" (Chambers & Partners)
Due to continued growth we have an exciting new opportunity for
lawyers to join our well regarded and successful Commercial Disputes
team at Associate level in our Thames Valley (Reading) office.
Osborne Clarke's litigation practice provides a full range of
commercial dispute and specialist risk management services, both
nationally and internationally.
Led by two partners with a City background, our Thames Valley-based
team handles strategically important, highly complex, cross-border
disputes and investigations for an extensive client base consisting of
major international companies, as well as fast growth PE and VC backed
businesses. The team also continue to carry out work for high quality
regional, City and international clients, and is recognised as a
"go to" choice for difficult issues requiring both
top-ranked legal expertise and commercial and strategic judgment.
The team has a particularly strong reputation for disputes in the
technology and life sciences sectors, Private Equity / Venture Capital
and other corporate finance issues, corporate disputes (including
post-transaction and shareholder and boardroom governance disputes),
commercial fraud, investigations and work in the anti-bribery and
Market-leading companies trust the team with their commercial
litigation needs. Examples include Oracle Corporation, Facebook,
Vodafone, Epicor, TiVo Corporation, Hyundai, Wireless Logic, ASOS,
Tripadvisor, Content Guru, Redwood Technologies, Daler-Rowney,
Intersurgical, Davies Group, HTC and LDC, PrisymID, ARI Fleet UK,
Barloworld, and Intuit to name but a few. The team continues to win
new clients, both leading multinational companies and fast growth SMEs.
The team in Thames Valley is fully integrated into a fast-growing
national and international network which includes a rapidly-expanding
London office. The team has particular expertise in confidential
international arbitration and cross-border disputes, and at any one
time is acting on a number of matters involving various jurisdictions
around the world.
Find more about our commercial disputes practice by using this link:
Headed by highly- respected corporate litigator Peter Sheppard, and
bolstered at partner level more recently by the lateral hire of
corporate disputes and investigations specialist Jane Park-Weir,
Osborne Clarke's Thames Valley team handles strategically important,
highly complex, cross-border and national disputes. Members of the
team frequently work on a cross-office basis with other team members
in Bristol and London, as well as with teams across Osborne Clarke's
The department is growing, increasing the breadth and depth of its
expertise and resource, as part of the overall strategic growth of
Osborne Clarke's Thames Valley office and the firm as a whole.
Technical skills and experience
We are looking for evidence of broad knowledge and experience in this
area and for potential to excel.
Due to the nature of the work and practice we are looking to appoint
an Associate, however we are happy to consider applicants with more or
less experience. We are happy to consider NQ-level solicitors.
Your career development
Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning
career development programme. At each stage of your career this
provides you with:
clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress;
high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and
thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of
robust technical training with early skills based development,
increasingly tailored to you; and
reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather
than PQE or tenure.
Salary and benefits
We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.
For more information or to apply
At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like
any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be
delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence,
Angharad Jenkins in the recruitment team on email@example.com
or 0117 917 3127.
Clarke we value difference and encourage applicants from all
social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities,
and sexual or romantic orientations. We want everyone to feel that
OC is a place where you can be yourself and where you belong, and
our range of interest groups and diversity networks - not to mention
our great teams - are a part of making that a reality.
We support working families via a range of family and caring
friendly policies and will accommodate flexible working where we
can. We value the health and wellbeing of our people: for example,
we're signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, have an active
network of mental health champions and offer free initiatives and
flexible benefits to all our people.
Being an inclusive employer is important to us. We have made a
number of external commitments such as the Race Fairness Commitment
and Women in Law Pledge, and are working with organisations like
Stonewall to become a more inclusive employer.
Osborne Clarke is a Living Wage Employer, so we're committed to
paying everybody in our business enough to live on and to enable
them to save for the future.
We want you to be able to show us your best during the recruitment
process. If you require any adjustments to be made during the
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