Rhian Osborne is the Director of the Commercial team and co-founder of Greenaway Scott. Rhian has extensive knowledge within the Commercial sector and advises on all aspects of commercial ventures, inclusive of Licence Agreements (Patent Box compliant where applicable), Supply of Goods/Services Agreements, Terms and Conditions, Distribution Agreements, Research Agreements and many more commercial contracts.
The Commercial team advise clients ranging from start-ups and university spin-outs to Plc’s. No matter the size of business, having the correct, tailored commercial contracts in place often expedites the ability of the business to enter into contracts with clients, provides clear terms on which the relationship is governed and allows the business to avoid, or, at least, minimise damage to the business if something does go wrong.
In addition to her legal qualifications, Rhian has a degree in Neuroscience from Cardiff University. Before co-founding Greenaway Scott and establishing the Commercial team, Rhian worked as in-house lawyer at a biotechnology company advising on all commercial matters.
“Greenaway Scott recognises that it takes more than knowledge of the law to make a good lawyer. For this reason, to become a member of the Commercial team at Greenaway Scott you must have either a science, mathematics or technology degree in addition to legal qualifications. Predominantly working in the technology and life sciences sectors, this diversity of knowledge allows the Commercial team to have a greater understanding and appreciation of our client’s business and product/service.
“The Commercial team usually work on a retainer basis, providing an “in-house” level of legal advice and support to clients. We aim to form part of our client’s team which allows us to understand the commercial rationale driving negotiations and, in this way, we are able to facilitate the growth of our client companies”.
We are committed to adding value to each client's business and can play an integral part providing advice, legal guidance and commercial and strategic input when necessary to enable our clients to achieve their goals.