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Adrian Bott

Foreign Legal Consultant

Osborne Clarke

Hong Kong, HK

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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 amidst 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.

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Cultural Familiarity

In recent years, a key disruptive force in the Hong Kong legal market has been PRC firms. With their specialised knowledge of Chinese businesses, and immense resources at their fingertips, they are a serious threat to more established international firms. Adrian Bott, foreign legal consultant, (registered foreign lawyer), Osborne Clarke says, "The answer is “It depends…” – on several factors. Primary among these is the target market at which any given international or Hong Kong firm is aiming..."

Adrian Bott’s Background

Osborne Clarke
Foreign Legal Consultant
Apr 2018 - Present
Hong Kong, HK
Osborne Clarke is an international legal practice, comprising some 260 partners and over 850 lawyers, with offices in 25 locations around Europe, Asia and the USA.
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Partner & Head of Digital Business Sector
May 2012 - Mar 2018
London, UK
Adrian headed up the firm's International Digital Business Sector group for six years before relocating to Hong Kong in 2018.
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Current Board Positions

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Sir Charles Dunstone Charitable Trust
London, UK
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Member of Development Committee
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