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Harper Macleod LLP

Corporate/M&A

2 ranked lawyersBand 3ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Has expertise in acting for owner-managed and family-owned businesses, private clients and early-stage investment companies. Demonstrates experience in cross-border corporate transactions, acting for both overseas investors and Scottish businesses seeking investment. Active across a wide range of sectors in the full suite of transactions including M&A, MBOs, joint ventures and demergers. Provides specialist expertise in alternative financing, particularly equity crowdfunding, for high-growth companies.

Strengths

"The service provided by Harper Macleod is excellent," a client says, adding: "The lawyers are reliable, approachable, thorough, with extensive knowledge and expertise, and they make transactions run as smoothly as possible."

One client reports: "They are unbelievably committed to our company, and the time they gave was amazing. They were very good at looking back and assessing things and could draw upon a big team who handled things incredibly well."

Work highlights

Acted for Low & Bonar on its £107 million sale to German group Freudenberg SE.

Notable practitioners

Donald Munro leads the firm's corporate team and also serves as part of its management committee. He advises both family-owned and owner-managed businesses on a range of corporate matters, including sales and acquisitions.
"Donald is a highly experienced and capable adviser who identifies key issues and range of options quickly. He works effectively to achieve the desired outcome, and I have total confidence in his judgement and attention to detail."

Paula Skinner is noted for her broad corporate practice. She has particular expertise advising entrepreneurs on investments and sales.
"Paula is fantastic and great at getting things done. She is very pragmatic, commercial and knows what is required." "She is really good and very responsive to short timescales - she understands the problem and acts. She's a great orchestrator who pulls together the team she needs to get the job done."

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Overview

Our corporate team is recognised as being among Scotland’s top dealmakers and advises businesses of all sizes in every aspect of corporate activity - from high-profile mergers and acquisitions to our extensive work with SMEs. The team is one of the largest in Scotland, with experienced corporate lawyers based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Highlands, Islands and Moray working with businesses throughout Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally.

We have particular experience of providing commercial legal advice to many of Scotland’s leading family-owned, employee-owned and owner-managed businesses. In addition, we are known as leading advisers to entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses, particularly those seeking investment.

Corporate/M&A

Harper Macleod LLP

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Location

Citypoint

65 Haymarket Terrace

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH12 5HD

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Scotland

Corporate/M&A


Donald Munro
Band 4
Paula Skinner
Band 4