Macdonald Henderson's corporate team is one of the leading corporate law practices in Scotland and won Team of the Year at The Law Awards of Scotland 2016.

In addition, the team has achieved:

  • Recognition as a top ranked corporate team by The Legal 500 Recommended Law Firm Guide 2016 (with the team described as having "a growing reputation, advising on MBOs, M&A and private equity, noted for its expertise in all sizes and complexities of transactions and with a significant amount of the firm's work comprising a cross-border element";


  • Recognition for key team members David Beveridge and Fraser Morrison, each gaining Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer status in 2016;


  • Recognition as a top 12 Scottish corporate law firm in terms of number of deals completed in each of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016;


  • Recognition as one of the Top Three corporate teams in Scotland in terms of number of MBOs completed in 2015/16 (Business Insider 2016 Yearbook).

Our team has extensive experience in all of the following:

  • start ups and expansions
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • joint ventures
  • management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • employee share option agreements
  • employee buy outs
  • directors' liability
  • shareholder disputes
  • restructuring
  • corporate finance

Commercial Contracts

All businesses enter into contracts. Many of these don't require legal advice; but some are of fundamental importance to the business. An understanding of the contractual process is essential. Experienced help to assist with contractual problems is critical.

What we can do for you

  • terms and conditions of business
  • advice on contractual procedures
  • advice on breach of contract
  • agency and distribution contracts
  • all types of commercial contracts
  • e-commerce

Find out more about our Annual Company Services, Annual Company Watch Service and Annual 'Private Client' Service.


  David Beveridge (Managing Director)  

  Fraser Morrison (Associate Director)