"I have worked with them in a major life sciences case and
they are simply top notch" - Legal 500
"They have in-depth knowledge and offer commercially aware
advice" - Chambers & Partners
We have an exciting new opportunity for an Associate Director to join
our Commercial team with a particular focus on Life Science matters.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team and advise on
high value, strategically important and often international projects
within a supportive and collegiate environment.
Our Commercial group provides leading-edge legal and business
solutions to clients, ranging from high growth start-ups to
multinationals and covering the entire spectrum of commercial
activity. Our Commercial team has a strong reputation with large local
and global clients requiring sophisticated cross-jurisdictional advice.
Our Life Sciences and Healthcare sector has been one of the fastest
growing within Osborne Clarke over the last 5 years. Life sciences,
health and social care are vitally important in the development of
modern society, with a diverse range of stakeholders, from the general
public and clinical practitioners to regulators, insurers and
governments. We understand the unique challenges of the industry and
deliver results-focused advice for a diverse range of clients, from
drug developers and healthcare providers to digital health businesses,
and the entities that finance and support them.
In our life sciences and healthcare sector we advise a number of
leading life sciences, digital health and healthcare companies on
contractual agreements relating to licensing, strategic partnering,
co-operative research and development and drug supply, regulatory
issues, digital transformation projects, as well a public/private
agreements and major outsourcings.
To find out more about the practice, please see the link below:
Supporting Gama Healthcare, a UK based company that specialises in
manufacturing and supplying specialist anti-microbial and
disinfectant products, throughout the Covid pandemic on a wide range
of urgent, high value contracts relating to the manufacture, supply
and onward sale of their products (including specialist isolation
units) to the NHS and other major customers both in the UK and worldwide.
Advising Thriva Limited, the UK's leading platform for serology
(blood testing), throughout the Covid pandemic with four of its
largest counterparties, including HM Government.
Supporting leading veterinary product wholesaler Centaur with
various strategically significant projects, including advising on a
number of key IT procurements, contracts with major customers and
suppliers for the supply and purchase of veterinary and animal care products.
Advising a large pharma company on the development and
implementation of an internet platform that trains patients who use
a specific medical product.
Advising several health insurers and providers of electrical
platforms for medical products. This included tendering and
negotiation processes in connection with the procurement of eHealth systems.
Working closely with Koa Health on all aspects of its operations
in the UK, including its digital wellbeing and therapeutic solutions
and in relation to clinical research and breakthrough technology to
deliver mental health support.
Advising Heartbeat Solutions on the development of an online
platform for doctor-patient communication / educational documentation.
"As lawyers I find them straightforward, pragmatic and
enjoyable to work with" - Chambers & Partners
Spanning all three of our UK based offices and working closely
together, the Commercial department is made up of over 60 lawyers in
total. This role would involve working on a very regular basis with
our Commercial lawyers in all three offices, as well as our
Technical skills and experience
The role requires someone with strong analytical skills and the
ability to provide concise, commercial advice to clients whilst really
getting to know their business and sector(s) as well as the relevant
law. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we
are looking for an Associate Director with previous experience
advising on commercial law and Life Sciences matters, although we will
consider candidates with more or less experience.
Technical skills are important, but we also want you to be yourself -
we're a very inclusive team who welcome diversity, enjoy each other's
company and focus on our people.
Your career development
Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning
career development programme. At each stage of your career this
provides you with:
clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress;
high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and
thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of
robust technical training with early skills based development,
increasingly tailored to you; and
reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather
than PQE or tenure.
Salary and benefits
We offer competitive salaries and generousbenefits.
For more information or to apply
At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct
applications - if you would like any further information about the
role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please
contact, in complete confidence, Rachael Hardwick in the recruitment
team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clarke we value difference and encourage applicants from all
social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities,
and sexual or romantic orientations. We want everyone to feel that
OC is a place where you can be yourself and where you belong, and
our range of interest groups and diversity networks - not to mention
our great teams - are a part of making that a reality.
We support working families via a range of family and caring
friendly policies and will accommodate flexible working where we
can. We value the health and wellbeing of our people: for example,
we're signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, have an active
network of mental health champions and offer free initiatives and
flexible benefits to all our people.
Being an inclusive employer is important to us. We have made a
number of external commitments such as the Race Fairness Commitment
and Women in Law Pledge, and are working with organisations like
Stonewall to become a more inclusive employer.
Osborne Clarke is a Living Wage Employer, so we're committed to
paying everybody in our business enough to live on and to enable
them to save for the future.
We want you to be able to show us your best during the recruitment
process. If you require any adjustments to be made during the
application, interview process or when working with us, please let