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Paul Osborne

Senior Partner

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Paul was appointed senior partner at Fox Williams LLP on 1st May 2013.

Paul is a member of the Corporate department where he specialises in domestic and cross-border M&A, venture capital, private equity and joint ventures. He has a wealth of experience in these disciplines with a particular emphasis in the technology and financial services sectors. Paul is recognised as a leader in his field in Chambers 2017 for Corporate / M&A  Mid – Market. He brings strong and effective leadership to the firm. 

The clients for whom he acts range from multi-national and quoted companies to institutional investors and family run businesses. Feedback from clients states: “Paul Osborne is well trusted and likeable. People get along with him. He is well respected and has a lot of clout.” and “He’s proved himself to be an outstanding negotiator. He is quick to appreciate the subtleties of a contractual discussion. He’s good at steering towards the outcome we wish to have.”

He has written for publications such as Financier Worldwide, Real Business and the Financial Times.

Paul graduated from the University of Warwick in 1980 with a  2:1 degree in law before being admitted as a solicitor in October 1983. In 1989, he co-founded Fox Williams after 6 years of practising in a major City law firm.

Resides Oxfordshire. Enjoys golf, running, the occasional horse race and watching his sons from the touchline.

"A fantastic, commercially minded lawyer who goes above and beyond."
(Chambers UK, 2018)

'Paul Osborne is described by clients as being "extremely commercially astute and driven to succeed".'
(Chambers UK, 2015)

'Paul Osborne is "highly sensible" and "works extremely effectively to get the job done."'
(Chambers UK, 2014)

'Paul Osborne, rates "very highly for its excellent response times and its long-term strategic view".'
(Legal 500, 2013)

'Clients recommend Paul Osborne, recognising him to be "very user-friendly and commercially aware."'
(Chambers UK, 2013)

'Paul Osborne is a "skilful negotiator and draftsman."'
(Legal 500, 2012)



 


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Accreditations

  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze