What the team is known for
Pre-eminent corporate presence across Scotland acting for national and international clients on a wide range of corporate and private equity transactional matters, with a notable sector specialism in the oil and gas industry. Experienced in acting on deals involving companies of all sizes, from large plcs to owner-managed businesses. Often involved in complex transactions with multi-jurisdictional elements, such as significant equity capital markets work.
"The team are exceptionally engaging, understand our business and its challenges, and are experts in their field," says a source.
Another interviewee notes: "We really like how they work - they are very unstuffy, approachable and easy to talk to. They are also very good at understanding that what we want is not just legal but also commercial advice."
Advised technology company Calnex Solutions on its £42 million IPO on the London AIM market and its £6 million equity fund-raising.
advises on corporate matters such as sales and acquisitions, both nationally and internationally. He is noted for his focus on deals involving the oil and gas and IT sectors.
is known for handling acquisitions and equity fund-raisings on behalf of both public and private companies. "He is a great leader and manager who understands everything to do with capital markets - he is just fantastic."
is a well-regarded and experienced corporate and M&A partner. He acts for clients on a broad range of commercial mandates including venture capital transactions and corporate restructuring.
is an established corporate lawyer who handles domestic matters as well as those with an international element. He leads the firm's media practice and stands out for his work on deals in that sector. "Grant is very good at understanding our issues and what we care about on a matter. He is smart, calm and able to deal with any crises."
possesses market-leading expertise in corporate and commercial matters, with notable expertise in the oil and gas sector. Clients benefit from his stellar advice on a range of issues including acquisitions and investments.
provides expertise for clients on a range of corporate matters. He heads the firm's corporate finance team and is adept at handling significant M&A transactions and private equity work.
shows aptitude for advising both public and private sector clients on issues relating to corporate governance as well as on M&A transactions. "Paul is a pragmatic and practical guy who is really good to work with." "He is a good lawyer who is very straightforward to deal with."
Chair of the firm Peter Lawson
is known for his long-standing M&A practice. He has a wealth of experience advising both public and private companies on corporate transactions.
handles sales and acquisitions as part of his wide corporate practice. He advises entrepreneurs as well as owner-managed and family-run businesses.