Osborne Clarke announces first step of Asia strategy

International law firm, Osborne Clarke has hired Marcus Vass from Bird & Bird in Hong Kong and, as the first step of its Asia strategy, proposes to enter into a strategic alliance with a law firm in Hong Kong newly established by John Koh, with whom Marcus worked closely at Bird & Bird.

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(PRWEB UK) 1 August 2014

International law firm, Osborne Clarke has hired Marcus Vass from Bird & Bird in Hong Kong and, as the first step of its Asia strategy, proposes to enter into a strategic alliance with a law firm in Hong Kong newly established by John Koh, with whom Marcus worked closely at Bird & Bird.

Marcus advises international online retail companies, advertising agencies and local retail clients on telecoms, media and data protection issues and is rated in the top tier in the Asia Pacific editions of Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories.

John Koh advises both private and international companies on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts and arrangements and joint ventures throughout Asia. John is dual-qualified in England & Wales and Hong Kong.

Simon Beswick, CEO of Osborne Clarke's international organisation, says: "We have been planning on supporting clients in a number of industry sectors on their legal needs in Asia for some time and as the first step in our strategy to do so, we are delighted to be able to offer the services of Marcus and John and their teams to our clients.

"We welcome Marcus Vass to the UK Partnership. He will continue to provide support to clients between Europe and Asia. His expertise in advising clients operating in digital business market as well as other industries fits perfectly into our sector approach and will enable us to continue to give our clients creative business-focussed advice at a competitive price.

“We’re really looking forward to introducing John to our many clients that are in the sectors he specialises in digital business, automotive, life sciences and energy and utilities.”
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Notes to editors
About Osborne Clarke:
Osborne Clarke has 600 lawyers in 18 international offices providing clients with consistently high standards of service and commercial cross-border legal advice tailored to their industry. Our discrete national firms combine the very best of OC with an understanding of the local business environment and in-depth legal expertise in each jurisdiction.

Our offices: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brescia, Bristol, Brussels, Cologne, Hamburg, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Padua, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Thames Valley.
http://www.osborneclarke.com

The new law firm is being founded by two former Bird & Bird Partners, Marcus Vass and John Koh. The firm specialises in the digital business sector and advises both international and private companies on M&A, commercial contracts, joint ventures and data protection issues.

In addition, the founding partners have experience in Aviation, Automobile, Retail, Life Sciences and Energy & Utilities.


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