Osborne Clarke Announces Three Partner Promotions In Bristol


Three lawyers at international legal practice Osborne Clarke in Bristol are among eight in the UK being promoted to partner, bringing the total number of partners internationally to more than 260.

The new partners come from a range of sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, real estate and infrastructure and digital business.

The three new partners based at Osborne Clarke’s Bristol offices in Temple Quay are Alexandra Gower, a real estate and infrastructure sector expert specialising in construction and engineering, Charles Crowne, who specialises in commercial disputes across the financial services and digital business sectors, and Sarah Knight, a real estate and energy and utilities M&A and joint venture expert.

Meanwhile five other lawyers have been promoted to partner in the firm’s London and Reading offices. They are:

  • Alison Riddle, a specialist in structuring funds and joint ventures with a particular focus on the real estate sector

  • Anastasia Gorokhova, a real estate sector expert who specialises in regeneration, development and build to rent

  • Dave Kerr, a real estate expert specialising in residential development, investment and energy projects

  • Tom Try, a corporate fintech specialist

  • Anna Williams, an advertising, marketing and sponsorship specialist in the digital business sector team

Ray Berg, UK managing partner at Osborne Clarke, said:

“I’d like to thank all of our new partners for their outstanding performance and contributions, which have helped to ensure the ongoing success of our business.

“We’re also proud to see so many new female partners in this round, which shows our strategy is really paying off. Diversity is an important part of our 2020 vision and will continue to be key to our strategy going forward.

“It’s very important to our senior leadership team that people from all kinds of backgrounds, have the freedom to progress and equal opportunity to use their talents to the full at Osborne Clarke and for the benefit of our clients.”

Internationally Osborne Clarke also made a number of appointments across Europe and Asia at the start of the year including Alessandro Villa (transport and automotive, Italy), Alice Li (digital business, Hong Kong), Daniel Breuer (energy and utilities, Germany), Daniel Walter (financial services, Germany), Hadrien Chef (life sciences and healthcare, Belgium), Jens Schefzig (digital business, Germany), Johannes Ballestrem (transport and automotive, Germany), Johannes de Jong (financial services, Netherlands), Oscar Calsamiglia (life sciences and healthcare, Spain) and Sebastian Hack (digital business, Germany).