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Olswang LLP

Firm profile

Olswang is an international law firm recognised for our deep industry expertise in technology, media and telecoms. We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to legal services and bringing insight and influence to our clients.

As a fast paced and innovative firm, Olswang manages to combine passion with a business-minded approach to the law. Our power is in our people; driven, highly-commercial and creative, they are committed to innovation and making an impact.

Olswang is proudly full service. Our roots lie in our award winning technology, media and telecoms work and our global clients are household names. We have also established a commanding reputation for changing the face of business in a wide range of other industries, from real estate to retail and life sciences to leisure.

Our London headquarters is home to over 146 solicitors and Our network of offices spans Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Singapore and the UK, and together with our 'best friends' network of leading independent law firms, enables us to advise clients across EMEA, the US and South-East Asia.

Olswang offers an exciting new brand of law firm, the perfect blend of modern and traditional, our reputation in all things tech proceeds us and ensures an exciting and inspiring law firm to be a part of.

Main areas of work

Olswang provides expertise across a wide range of practice areas including commercial contracts, competition and regulatory, corporate, employment, pensions and benefits, finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, sourcing, procurement.

Corporate responsibility

Olswang is totally committed to being a responsible business. We believe that by sharing what we have and what we know and by collaborating with others, we build positive and sustainable relationships with the people with whom we do business, with the wider community and with the environment.

Our CR programme is designed to give all our people the opportunity to make a positive difference in our community by sharing their knowledge, skills and passion. The focus is on education, the environment and local needs and in one way or another all our trainees are involved. CR projects range from serving breakfast and volunteering at the Whitechapel Mission (a homeless centre in east London) to bee keeping in the award winning Olswang garden, to tutoring a GCSE or A Level student. Our trainees are also involved in giving pro bono legal advice to a wide range of charities and organisations including the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Help for Heroes, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Elephant Family and The Lullaby Trust.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Olswang we firmly believe in the business and moral case for a more diverse workforce but we also believe that only a truly inclusive environment will retain and engage that workforce. Everything we do is about improving our diversity in a sustainable way.

We have a range of activities focusing on a number of aspects of diversity. For women our Lean In Circles are small peer groups who discuss challenges and support each other to create personal and cultural change and we provide additional help for specific periods such as the maternity transition.  We want to attract more Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic graduates to the firm and partner with a number of external organisations to help us to achieve this.  We also have a number of employee lead networks including The Family Network and the Olswang Pride and Equality Network for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.

While increasing our diversity is important we know that, to keep and engage diverse talent for the long term, we need to create an inclusive environment where people can thrive and give the best of themselves to their career with us. With this in mind much of our work focusses on ensuring we have an underlying inclusive environment. We are creating a progressive culture around flexible working and have an Inclusive Leadership module in our Associate Development Programme as well as unconscious bias training for all.

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