David was admitted as a solicitor in 1999 and joined Macdonald Henderson in February 2005 having spent five and half years as a corporate lawyer with Maclay Murray & Spens, one of Scotland’s biggest corporate law firms.
David was appointed managing director of Macdonald Henderson in February 2009. Combining a solid technical background with real commercial flair, he has amassed a considerable level of experience in almost every facet of UK private company practice.
Career highlights to date include: acting for the UK's biggest venture capitalist in a number of technology investments; acting for a large number of investee companies in a wide range of industry sectors throughout the UK; advising on a number of high profile management buy-outs; and acting as lead lawyer in a plethora of asset and share sale transactions, many involving cross-border elements.
It is his ability to scale his input and advice to fit the circumstances from the most experienced trading companies to the youngest new-start which sets David apart as a commercial lawyer in the truest sense.
David is now featured in CA magazine's "Who's Who in Corporate Law", was selected as a "Rising Professional Star of 2006" by the Scottish Business Insider magazine and recognized as a Rising Star in the Cuthbert Legal Awards 2007.
Further recognition has followed, with David short listed as “Corporate Lawyer of the Year” in 2008 and Managing Partner of the Year in 2010 at the Law Awards of Scotland, the most prestigious event of its kind in Scotland.
Macdonald Henderson was formed in 1988 and is an industry leader in providing commercial legal advice to SME and owner managed business. Its strengths include a strong corporate finance team.
Macdonald Henderson won Law Firm of the Year (under 50 fee earners) and Up and Coming Law Firm of the Year at the Law Awards 2010, the first time that these accolades have been held simultaneously.
Shaw Gibbs, a member of The Corporate Finance Network, with offices in Oxford and London, has successfully advised the shareholders of Maylarch Environmental Limited on their sale to M&M Waste Solutions Limited.
Kay Johnson Gee LLP (KJG), a member of The Corporate Finance Network based in Manchester has successfully advised on the Financial Due Diligence for a key financier of an MBO from a Plc in the Engineering sector.
In advance of their national conference, The Corporate Finance Network has released figures showing that their member firms are outstripping the general advisory market for growth in their corporate finance work.
The Times have interviewed the chairman of The Corporate Finance Network about her research on the demographics of business owners and the lack of Exit Planning carried out by most small businesses in this country