David Wood > Lindsays > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Corporate, Technology and Education.


David is a partner and head of the corporate and technology group. He specialises in corporate sales, mergers and acquisitions, MBO’s, joint ventures, investments, fund raisings and all types of general commercial and contractual arrangements. He regularly gets involved in establishing corporate joint ventures, as well as significant collaborative partnerships, strategic commercial projects and documenting and negotiating shareholder agreements.

David also advises in relation to non-contentious IP and IT matters with an emphasis on IT focused contracts such as software and hardware procurement, software licensing, e-commerce terms and conditions and policies. He also has considerable expertise in matters such as IP licensing, research and development agreements, data protection and freedom of information.

David deals with a number of key clients in the education sector, including the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews.


Trained Paull & Williamsons; qualified 1990; Dundas & Wilson 1992-2004; partner in corporate/technology 2001; partner Lindsays July 2004; head of corporate and technology group.


Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen; University of Aberdeen (LLB; Diploma in Legal Practice).


Golf, football.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Lindsays corporate group has a strong track record across a wide array of corporate advisory and transactional work including shareholder disputes, share buybacks, and joint ventures. Team head David Wood has extensive experience advising clients on M&A transactions over a multitude of sectors, with recent emphasis in the healthcare sector. Ian Mitchell brings over two decades of corporate and commercial experience, and also a strong background in advising on private equity transactions. Douglas Roberts left to join TLT in February 2023.