Reading: Osborne Clarke promotes Mike Freer to partner

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has promoted Mike Freer, a partner from its Reading office, as part of a wider UK promotions round.

Freer is a private equity specialist focusing on management advisory work, providing independent legal and tax advice to the senior management teams of businesses undertaking private equity transactions. His promotion to partner will add additional strength to Osborne Clarke’s private equity offering at its office in Forbury Road.

Ray Berg, UK managing partner at Osborne Clarke, said: “Congratulations to our new partners and legal director. Myself and the senior leadership team are extremely proud to be able to recognise and reward their outstanding performances.

“Their promotions are the culmination of many years of hard work and commitment, and I have no doubt each individual will continue to make a positive impact at Osborne Clarke and help support us through the challenging times we face.

“Even in the face of uncertainty, it’s important that we continue to celebrate and invest in our people. Having the right talent and bench strength at senior level ensures we can continue to provide the best service to our clients.”

Osborne Clarke has also promoted four new partners in its Bristol and London offices, plus a new legal director.