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Olswang completes property asset sale for pension fund Alecta

International law firm Olswang's Real Estate team has completed on a property asset sale for long-standing client Alecta, one of Sweden's largest pension fund managers. Led by Partner Martyn Needham, the deal is one of the biggest UK real estate deals of 2016.

17 October 2016

Olswang's status as a leading TMT firm again acknowledged by The Legal 500 UK 2016

Olswang's status as a leading TMT firm again acknowledged by The Legal 500 UK 2016

Olswang's status as a leading firm has once again been recognised by The Legal 500 in its 2016 UK edition, with the legal directory in particular highlighting the firm's strength across the TMT sectors. Maintaining its ranking count across 40 categories, Olswang was recommended as a Top-Tier firm in seven practice areas.

15 September 2016

Olswang expands Asia-Pacific presence to Korea

Olswang today announces that it has expanded its offering in the Asia-Pacific region to include Korea with the addition of consultant Steve Kim to lead business development and client support services locally. 

13 September 2016

Olswang advises German media group Hubert Burda Media on its investment in UK online retailer

Olswang has advised German media group Burda on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in, one of the UK’s fastest-growing online retailers. The Series E funding round, raising £21 million, was led by Burda, with support from's existing investors, including Industry Ventures, Eight Roads and Index Ventures.

02 September 2016

Olswang advises former Top Gear hosts' startup DRIVETRIBE on its $5.5mn Series A funding round

Olswang has advised DRIVETRIBE, thedigital media platform and online community for motoring enthusiasts, on its Series A funding round. Led by Breyer Capital with additional participation by Atomico and other individual investors, the round raised $5.5 million. DRIVETRIBE is the creation of former Top Gear trio, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and also former Top Gear Executive Producer Andy Wilman and serial entrepreneur Ernesto Schmitt.

19 August 2016

Olswang advises leading Australian broadcaster The Seven Network on its investment in Slim Film + Television

Olswang has advised The Seven Network (Seven), Australia’s most-watched broadcast television platform and a key business of Seven West Media, on its investment in UK scripted specialists, Slim Film + Television (Slim). This strategic investment and partnership with Slim highlights Seven's ambitions to further expand its reach and its commitment to developing its slate of innovative, high-end scripted content for international audiences. 

19 August 2016

Olswang welcome LSMP students from Haverstock School

Over the school summer break, we were delighted to welcome students from Haverstock School for the third year of the Legal Social Mobility Partnership (LSMP) work insight and skills programme. The LSMP is a collaboration of law firms, client in-house legal teams, professional sports teams and commercial partners across London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. 

15 August 2016

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