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Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Advises clients from a diverse range of market sectors, with a focus on SME and family business clients. Additional activity in the technology sector, acting on a range of investment matters, with recent work on issues involving startups and spin-out companies. Also provides advice to healthcare entities in respect of partnership and structuring matters.

Strengths

A client comments that the team is "practical, pragmatic and solutions-focused."

Work highlights

Advised RBJK Holdings on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of TM Brooks.

Notable practitioners

Ken Long has a strong corporate practice operating primarily in the technology sector. He works with both startups and larger businesses on a wide range of transaction types.
"Ken consistently delivers for our business. He is prepared to offer advice that we don't always want to hear but which is necessary and commercially astute."

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Overview

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP’s experienced Corporate team know you need practical legal and commercial advice, without the risk of incurring unexpected costs.

We help businesses, and their owners, with:

  • starting up companies and joint ventures
  • attracting and making investment
  • mergers, acquisitions and disposals (including MBOs)
  • banking
  • regulating relationships between shareholders (including fall outs)
  • insolvency and corporate recovery
  • commercial contracts
  • competition law and fair trading
  • international transactions

We focus on developing a good relationship with all our clients. As part of that attitude, we aim to operate a "no surprises" and flexible approach to fees.

We can be your wordsmiths for commercial contracts like agency, distribution and supply contracts, or standard terms of business. Avoiding double meanings and ambiguities when drafting a contract means avoiding litigation at the end of it. Standard documents are useful, but you will need bespoke documents for new relationships and circumstances.

If you’re starting up in business or growing a business, we know that a building without foundations does not last. We can help with practical structures tailored for you.

Our insolvency skills help to avoid terminal decline. Our aim is to focus on business viability for the future.

We take pride in providing our clients with pragmatic and clear advice with a view to enabling them to achieve their goals.

Members

Millar, Colin (Head of Department)

Bell, Graham

Clarke, John

Cotton, Stephen

Grant, Stephen

Long, Ken

MacDonald, Kirstin

MacLeod, Angus

Marshall, Alison

Mudie, Alex

Industries

Banks

Charities / Not for profit

Commercial & Professional services

Energy

Food & Drink producers

Health care

Industrial Engineering

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients

Real estate

Software & computer services

Sports

Technology, Hardware and Electronics

Utilities

Corporate/M&A

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

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Location

The Capital Building

12/13 St Andrew Square

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH2 2AF

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