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Adrian Bott

Osborne Clarke

Hong Kong, HK

Foreign Legal Consultant

Osborne Clarke

Adrian Bott

Biography

Prior to his relocation, Adrian was a partner at Osborne Clarke's London office heading up the Corporate & Commercial group and subsequently its international Digital Business sector specialist group. Now based in the firm’s Hong Kong office, Adrian is responsible for helping to grow the business as part of Osborne Clarke's wider Asia client service offering. Adrian and the Hong Kong team (alongside Osborne Clarke colleagues in Shanghai & Singapore) focus on providing sector-specific legal advice to digital and technology-driven businesses for their strategies in Asia, Europe 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 Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and AI applications.

As a corporate lawyer, Adrian specialises in corporate finance, public and private M&A, venture capital and corporate joint ventures.

With clients ranging from early-stage to listed multi-nationals amongst the corporates and from family offices to VC and private equity funds amongst the institutions, Adrian has extensive experience of complex multi-jurisdictional and domestic transactions and has been involved 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..."

Asian manufacturing and logistics sectors power ahead with IoT adoption

Adrian Bott, from Osborne Clarke’s Hong Kong office, commented: “Much of Asia’s success has come from its manufacturing might, but as new manufacturing hubs emerge around the world, Asian economies must innovate if they’re to stay ahead..."

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Adrian Bott’s Background

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 Non-Executive Positions

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Trustee
London, UK
The Sir Charles Dunstone Charitable Trust is a grant-making Trust which applies funds to charitable causes at the Trustees' discretion.
Member of Development Committee
London, UK
The National Gallery, founded in 1824, is an art museum in central London. The museum houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.

Adrian Bott’s Education