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Emily Osborne

Partner  |  Stephenson Harwood
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Succession planning
Family office
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

I was recently involved in structuring the holding vehicle to acquire a Dutch company which indirectly held oil licenses in West Africa for a client, including structuring the US$3bn finance for the deal. This needed coordination of African, Dutch & UK tax advice and an excellent understanding of my client's family dynamic and business to help create something which would work for them in future, whilst being protected for future generations.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Be brave and be yourself. Private client lawyers can be conservative so I recommend getting out of your comfort zone and pushing yourself - all the best things happen when you are. Being yourself is also important; so much of our work depends on the relationships you build with people so being genuine is key.

What is your favourite quote?

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end,” John Lennon.