Ray is UK Managing Partner, responsible for running the Osborne Clarke LLP business.
A corporate lawyer for more than 25 years, Ray uses his wide ranging experience of company structures, reorganisations and financing to help set our strategy and guide our day-to-day operations. Ray is passionate about building a strong and diverse organisation, and has made this a core part of Osborne Clarke’s strategy. Under his leadership, the firm has introduced a wide range of initiatives focused on diversity and wellbeing, leading to greater engagement amongst employees and recognition from industry bodies and he speaks regularly on the subject.
Ray was previously head of the Business Transactions Group, which is home to the M&A, corporate finance, financial services and commercial teams. During his 16 years at Osborne Clarke, Ray has advised on a wide range of high-profile transactions for both public and private companies including takeovers, mergers, IPO’s and joint ventures – often with a cross-border aspect. Ray qualified as a lawyer in 1992 and spent 18 months of his early career working in-house at a major international corporation in the United States, joining Osborne Clarke as a Partner in 2001.