Derek is a partner in the corporate group. He has over 25 years' experience in corporate transactions, including cross-border transactions. This covers: mergers and acquisitions; disposals; acting for companies in receipt of private equity; acting for private equity investors; joint ventures; group re-organisation and corporate governance.

He has a strong focus in both renewable energy and the oil service sector. Derek has advised clients (both utilities and investors) on numerous acquisitions and disposals of both operating windfarms and windfarm development projects. He has advised many international oil service sector companies on acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. Derek has also advised Strathclyde Pension Fund on a multitude of private equity, renewable and infrastructure investments with a total commitment value in excess of £1.5 bn.

Living Brodies' values

At Brodies we collaborate with our clients, and they find Derek to be affable, clever and remark that he leaves no stone unturned.

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  • A member of the Scottish Policy and Profile Group for ADS, an organisation which represents and supports over 1000 UK businesses operating in the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors.
  • Has written a series of short articles for businesses in the P&J Leader magazine.
  • Draws on a wealth of experience gained from working for a corporate finance boutique in London, a niche private equity focused law firm and as a partner at an international law firm for over 15 years.
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  • Ranked individual for Corporate/M&A by Chambers UK 2024.
  • Recognised as a Recommended Individual for Corporate and Commercial (Edinburgh & Glasgow) by Legal 500 UK 2024.