Olswang London's full service and sector-focused offering combined with a commitment to providing industry-leading client service makes it a multi-faceted and critical business partner in the UK. Olswang is committed to delivering solutions grounded on insight and innovation, and commands a reputation for changing the face of business as a result.
Our London office offers expertise in the following areas:
Olswang has become the byword in UK media law, with media expertise being at the heart of the firm since its inception in 1981. Today Olswang drives transactions in broadcasting, film, marketing services, music and publishing. Its award-winning team is renowned for its specialist commercial, corporate, finance, tax, IP, employment, competition and regulatory expertise, lending it an unequalled reputation within the media industry.
Technology: A trailblazer in the technology sector with unparalleled internet and e-commerce expertise, Olswang not only responds to the evolving landscape but changes it. Its cutting-edge team regularly advises upon the development and licensing of software and services as well as specialist areas such as open source, cloud computing and digital money.
This practice boasts a multi-disciplinary group of lawyers who act for many of the best known UK and international operators. The team's experience extends across all types of networks and platforms - fixed, mobile, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting, cable TV and the Internet.
Offering an integrated service to the industry, Olswang's Real Estate practice is able to leverage its cross border capabilities and competency in Britain and Germany to provide clients with outstanding market intelligence. The London group advises across construction, corporate real estate, development, investment, management, planning & environmental, real estate finance, real estate litigation and real estate tax.
Olswang's corporate lawyers undertake work in fundraising and IPOs, public takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, reconstructions, reorganisations and investment funds. The London office's corporate expertise is complemented by advice from groups that deal with key issues arising from corporate transactions including tax, employee incentives and pensions.
Intellectual Property (IP)
Olswang is the UK's only full service IP firm. The Intellectual Property practice covers all aspects of the protection, acquisition, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The practice encompasses a complete range of IP services: in-house UK and EU patent and trade mark prosecution, licensing and sale of IP, risk assessment and litigation and global IP strategy.
Commercial Litigation & Arbitration
Olswang offers an expansive range of dispute resolution services, each tailored for the bespoke needs of its clients. With specialist groups dealing with media litigation, judicial review and public law, real estate litigation, IP and employment litigation, the team offers a seamless service throughout the litigation cycle.
Olswang's dedicated banking, restructuring and insolvency lawyers assist with structuring, negotiation, documentation and implementation and offer pragmatic and market leading advice to clients.
Olswang's combined practice enables it to offer a truly unified 'one-stop shop' for clients. It is the only English law firm to incorporate a Patent Filing and Prosecution Team and offers pragmatic advice on all legal and regulatory aspects of life sciences businesses.
Olswang's Leisure group advises on all aspects of the sale, purchase, development, construction, management and finance of hospitality transactions. The team's expertise also extends to the gambling and gaming sector where it is a leading legal services provider to remote and non-remote gambling clients.
Olswang's Tax group advises across the full range of direct tax, VAT and duty issues. The team come from a variety of backgrounds and as a result offer technical ability combined with genuine commercial acumen, allowing them to develop pragmatic, real-world solutions to commercial challenges.
EU & Competition
Olswang's EU & Competition group is one of the leading practices in Europe, with a particularly strong focus on complex contentious cases. Its expertise spans competition and regulatory investigations, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, competition litigation and regulatory disputes, competition law compliance and State Aid issues.
Olswang London's Employment group offers advice from employee incentives to litigation, tax and pensions. Clients include HR professionals, directors, senior executives and in-house lawyers who are advised on all aspects of their day-to-day operations in light of the latest changes in employment law.