Dickson Minto WS

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Recognised Edinburgh-based practice acting for large corporates and private equity clients on a range of transactional matters. Market-recognised expertise in acting for clients in the financial services sector, in addition to representing market leaders from a range of other industries. Broad transactional practice focusing on a wide range of banking and finance and investment funds matters alongside M&A work.

Strengths One interviewee says: "They continue to be in a league of their own. They are strong across the broad."

Another reports: "They stand above everyone else in terms of reputation. They are very efficient and good at what they do. They are first-class operators."

Notable practitioners

Bruce Minto
is widely recognised in this field for his expertise in advising clients on corporate transactional matters. Market commentators enthuse: "He is the biggest name – the deals he has done over the years are unsurpassed in Scotland. He is a stellar individual."

Colin MacNeill
possesses considerable experience in M&A and capital market transactions. His clients include public corporations and financial institutions. Interviewees appreciate that "Colin is a straightforward and smart guy."

Ewan Gilchrist
is a highly regarded corporate practitioner with expertise in private equity transactions. "He is a leading M&A practitioner at Dickson Minto," says an impressed source. "He is very strong and not a shrinking violet when it comes to negotiations."