Meet the Team Leaders

GS Verde Law has a strong team, each of whom are highly experienced, commercial and business-orientated. We are focused on providing quick, valuable and effective advice. Our legal expertise is well-established and the team has a strong track record in advising growing and successful businesses from start-up through to exit.

Peter Wright

Peter Wright

Chairman of The Board

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Peter Wright is the non-executive chairman of GS Verde Law. Prior to joining the firm, Peter was the strategic investment director of Finance Wales where he successfully raised the rate of investment at the Finance Wales Group from £6m in 2003/04 to £48m in 2013/14. He also expanded the group operations across the UK by winning new external fund management contracts in the North East and North West as well as further contracts in Wales.

Nigel Greenaway

Nigel Greenaway

Director & CEO - Corporate Law

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Nigel has over 20 years' experience in Corporate Finance and established GS Verde Law in 2012 as a specialist business advisory law firm. The law firm has performed exceptionally well, winning many awards and advising on many high profile, international transactions. Nigel is a Legal 500 recommended lawyer.

Rhian Osborne

Rhian Osborne

Managing Director - Commercial Law

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Rhian started her career as a medical representative following completion of a degree in Neuroscience from Cardiff University, before completing her legal qualifications and training. Rhian then worked in-house at a biotechnology company before co-founding GS Verde Law and establishing its specialist Commercial Contracts and IP team.

Matthew Sutton

Matthew Sutton

Director - Corporate Law

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Matthew has over 10 years' experience in Corporate Finance, leading and advising on the full range of corporate transactions, both nationally and internationally, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity investments, fundraising and joint ventures. Matthew also has a specialty in drafting and advising on various types of share option schemes.

Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper

Non-Executive Director Law

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Paul is a vastly experienced corporate lawyer who has been invaluable in his support of our presence in Bristol alongside the corporate directors. Paul has over 20 years of experience working as a corporate finance partner at a prestigious firm in both Bristol and London.

Leanne Thomas

Leanne Thomas

Director - Corporate Law

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Having trained at a large regional firm and progressed her career at an international law firm, Leanne has a wealth of experience and specialises in all aspects of corporate law with a particular focus on private equity, MBOs, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring. Leanne was recently the lead legal advisor on a seven figure fund raise from a US based investor into a cell and gene therapy developer.

Lorna Bolton

Lorna Bolton

Director - Commercial Law

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Lorna deals with complex commercial agreements for retained clients or as part of a corporate transaction, including franchise agreements, IP licences, software development agreements, cross border distribution/agency arrangements and transitional service agreements. Lorna also provides supervision of trainees, and assists Rhian Osborne (Commercial Director) in the management of the commercial team.

Garry MacKay

Garry MacKay

Director - Commercial & IP Law

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A specialist in technology and commercial law, Garry has over 20 years of experience advising businesses on various IT and technology matters including data logistics, SaaS, DaaS and data protection. Garry has held a variety of senior positions in both business and law over the course of his career, as well as running his own consultancy firm that focused on providing contractual and project management services.

Simon Pathe

Simon Pathe

Associate Director - Employment & HR Law

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Having started his career working in equality and human rights, Simon naturally moved into a specialism of employment law and has managed a number of prolific cases while he was working with established legal teams in both Bristol and Cardiff.
Joining GS Verde Law in 2021, Simon brings over 15 years of experience in litigation and dispute management; bringing vital expertise in all aspects of employment law and HR, helping to expand GS Verde Law's offering to encompass wider aspects of business.

GS Verde Law is part of the GS Verde Group, a multi discipline group supporting businesses from start to finish on corporate transactions such as raising investment, mergers & acquisitions and business sales.

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Testimonials

It was an absolute pleasure to have the team as GS Verde Law acting on my behalf. Nothing was ever too much trouble and the whole experience was fantastic due to their conscientious and professional approach at all times. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

Richard Jones, Paramount Interiors

We would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a merger, acquisition or MBO to use the GS Verde Group.

Ashley Davies, A&R Services

It was great to have Nigel and the team advising the shareholders on our transaction. The team as GS provided fantastic support and guidance throughout.

Andrew Lord, Chairman, Abergavenny Fine Foods