Doug has over 25 years' experience in leading and negotiating Scottish, UK wide, and international corporate transactions. He is one of Scotland's most experienced and consistently highly rated corporate lawyers, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy out transactions, and private equity investments.

Doug acts for corporate and individual buyers and sellers, for management teams, and for equity funding institutions in a wide range of corporate and private equity transactions, and is regarded by clients and his peers as one of the country's most commercial and effective corporate lawyers.

Living Brodies' values

Doug's positive, collaborative and practical approach to advising clients is mirrored in his dealings with colleagues.

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  • Led some of the country's most prolific M&A transactions in recent years.
  • Holds the ICAEW Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance.
  • Notary Public and member of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet.
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  • Ranked as a Band 1 corporate practitioner by Chambers UK 2024 in Scotland.
  • Ranked as a Band 1 corporate practitioner by the Chambers Europe Guide.
  • Ranked as a Leading Individual - corporate & commercial by Legal 500 UK 2024.