Before his relocation, Adrian was a partner at Osborne Clarke’s London office leading the Corporate & Commercial Group and later its international Digital Business sector specialist group. Currently based in the firm’s Hong Kong office, Adrian is leading the growth of the business as part of Osborne Clarke’s wider Asia client service offering. The team in Hong Kong (alongside their Osborne Clarke colleagues in Singapore and Shanghai) provides sector-specific legal advice to technology-driven and digital businesses for their strategies in Europe, Asia or the US, wherever they are based.
Adrian has worked in the convergence of technology, mobile, communications, media and the internet for more than 30 years, predominantly acting for technology, digital media and online businesses and the institutions that fund them. He is also a leading member of OC’s specialist Group focusing on Cryptocurrencies, Al applications and Blockchain.
Being a corporate lawyer, Adrian specialises in public and private M&A, corporate finance, corporate joint ventures and venture capital.
With clients ranging from early-stage to listed multi-nationals amongst the corporates and from VC to family offices and private equity funds amongst the institutions, Adrian has wide-ranging experience of complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions and has played a part in many milestone transactions in the digital transformation arena.
Having built up a considerable network of contacts across the Digital Business sector, Adrian has worked for many of his clients for decades and is known for his focus on relationship-driven and pragmatic advice.