Oliver Lawson is an investment manager at Augusta Ventures.
He was formerly a senior associate at law firm Stevens & Bolton LLP. A Modern Languages graduate of Worcester College, Oxford in French and German, he spent three years (including 18 months in Brussels) as a pan-European investor relations consultant for large and mid-cap US and European companies including Compaq, P&G and DaimlerChrysler (as it then was). He qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and joined Stevens & Bolton in 2008, becoming a senior associate in 2013.
Oliver acts predominantly in high value commercial litigation and arbitration matters for a range of corporate and individual clients. He has particular interest in and experience of IT, engineering and aviation disputes, as well as litigation arising in insolvency. Recent cases include an international arbitration under ICC rules pursuant to a sale of goods contract in the oil and gas industry (much of which work was in German) and an international IT dispute involving the supply of consulting, hardware and managed services in the retail industry.
An avowed technophile, Oliver takes great interest in the potential applications for the use of technology in society, commerce and the law. As well as being a board member of the GBF, he is a member of the Society of Computers and Law (and part of its Technology Futures Group) and an associate member of R3, the insolvency professionals’ association. He has responsibility for maintaining Stevens & Bolton’s relationships with its international partner firms in Germany, Switzerland and Africa and has spent time on secondment with Menold Bezler in Stuttgart. Away from work, he sings in Stevens & Bolton’s office choir and enjoys family life, golf and photography.
Stevens & Bolton LLP is a Top 100 law firm operating from a single office in Guildford, Surrey and is Legal Business’s 2016 National / Regional Firm of the Year. Recommended in 24 specialist practice areas by the leading independent legal directories and identified by Chambers & Partners as a National Leader outside London for Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property and Litigation, the firm delivers excellence beyond the City and one of the best client experiences while maintaining a great culture.