Rebecca is a Legal Director in Osborne Clarke’s banking and finance team. She has over 20 years' experience acting for banks, corporate borrowers and financial sponsors on a wide range of corporate finance and banking matters, with a particular emphasis on mid-market acquisition finance transactions.

Rebecca joined Osborne Clarke’s Thames Valley office as a newly qualified lawyer in 2000. She subsequently spent some time working for Gilbert and Tobin in Sydney before returning to OC. Rebecca completed a secondment with the financial sponsors team at a major clearing bank which gave her a valuable insight into the demands and challenges faced by clients.

Her key clients include NatWest, Lloyds Banking Group, Santander and HSBC and she is experienced at leading bilateral and syndicated transactions both in the UK and across multiple jurisdictions with a particular focus on healthcare, technology and retail businesses.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I have worked with some of my clients for over 20 years. Those longstanding relationships have allowed me to earn a high degree of trust and develop an in-depth knowledge of individual clients' preferred approach on deals, which helps me deliver the commercial advice my clients demand in a way which best suits the individual client.

I particularly enjoy mentoring junior colleagues and recently worked with our solicitor apprentices to write an article to raise awareness of their role.

Rebecca Scott is the fastest drafter in the business. Very happy to coach new bankers on legals (Legal 500, 2019)

Work

Club of lenders

Acted for a club of lenders who provided facilities to fund the acquisition of a pharmaceutical business with a presence in the UK, Italy, France and the USA.

Ambienta

Advised Ambienta on its acquisition of Collingwood Lighting, read more.

Focus Group

Advised Focus Group, a leading UK provider of communications and IT solutions, and its shareholders and management team, on the sale of a significant minority stake to Bowmark.

CTS

Advised CTS, a portfolio company of UK lower mid-market investor, Tenzing, on its acquisition of Sprout IT, a legal specialist managed service provider. Read more.