Law firm Osborne Clarke expands with office in Brussels

June 5, 2013

Bristol headquartered law firm Osborne Clarke has expanded its international organisation by opening a base in Brussels with a 10-strong team.

Osborne Clarke’s international organisation now has 14 offices in six jurisdictions. The team in the Belgian capital will be joined by members of its EU regulatory team.

Initially, the office will be run by partners Thierry Viérin, an employment lawyer, and Stefan Deswert, a commercial lawyer – both have joined Osborne Clarke from Belgian firm De Wolf & Partners.

They will be joined by five associates covering corporate, commercial, competition and employment. Further senior appointments are in the pipeline, which will further develop the range of services offered in Brussels.

Osborne Clarke managing partner Simon Beswick said: “For our clients the ability to get our practical, straightforward advice at the heart of the European Union is vital. That’s particularly true of our US and Asian clients, who see the city as the key to successful European expansion. Our team’s in-depth experience in this area will prove invaluable in helping clients' businesses thrive.”

Thierry Viérin said: “We are very excited to be joining the OC family. Our Brussels team has extensive experience of both inbound international work and domestic work, with a particular focus on northern European cross-border matters. OC has a business friendly, cost-effective approach and we are looking forward to working with both existing and new clients.”



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