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Osborne Clarke opens New York office


A rapidly expanding international law firm has opened an office in New York City, its second in the U.S.

Osborne Clarke expects to rotate in partners from elsewhere to staff the outpost, which will focus on North American companies looking to invest in Northern Europe, Legal Week reports.

The firm, which bills itself has having over 500 “experts” on its roster, also recently opened offices in Hamburg, Germany, Brussels and Paris.

It has had an office in Silicon Valley for over a decade which operates on a similar model to the planned New York venture, The Lawyer reports. Attorneys rotate in and out on a six-month basis. They are expected to come and go every week or two, at least at the outset, as the New York office gets its start.

“In recent years there’s been a huge surge in tech communities on the East Coast, working in areas including digital business, digital publishing, data and [financial] tech, says Adrian Bott, who heads the firm’s digital business practice.

“It’s complementary to our West Coast office which focuses more on software, tech and e-commerce,” he says of the new office in Manhattan. “All the ways of working we’ve developed in Palo Alto are relevant to the New York market.”

Hat tip: Business Leader.

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