Carol Osborne

Carol Osborne

Partner – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner


Carol Osborne is a dual-qualified lawyer in the UK and the U.S. who has twenty-five years of experience advising private and public companies on complex corporate legal issues, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), high value commercial agreements, and strategic business matters.


Her mid-cap domestic and international M&A experience includes advising on investments, acquisitions, disposals and divestures (including distressed and special situations), joint ventures and strategic alliances for private equity, venture capital and strategic investors.


Also, she advises on public and private securities offerings as well as U.S. federal securities law reporting and compliance.


Although Ms. Osborne’s practice covers a range of industries, she has particular expertise working with manufacturers, retailers and private equity investors in the consumer products arena and is one of the partners working in our Retail Team.


Her years of experience as general counsel to a number of public and private companies enables her to effectively counsel boards of directors and special board committees on corporate governance, significant corporate transactions and fiduciary issues. Ms. Osborne has served as the General Counsel of LECG Corporation, a public consulting firm, and also as their Managing Director of FAS Operations.


Ms. Osborne is individually recognised as a notable practitioner and specialist in Commercial Contracts by Chambers UK 2016. Also, Ms. Osborne is recognised in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for her Commercial Contracts experience. “Bryan Cave offers niche expertise in the retail and luxury brands sector…Her US knowledge means that ‘things are not lost in translation, as is often the case when working with local counsel’.