Neil Burgess > Brodies LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
110 QUEEN STREET
GLASGOW
G1 3BX
Scotland
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Work Department

Corporate and commercial.

Position

Neil leads the Corporate and Commercial practice at Brodies and is a partner in the corporate team. He has extensive UK and international experience. His practice covers a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions, both domestic and cross-border, advising a range of multinational and national companies and institutions. He advises on M&A, private equity investments, MBOs and MBIs, joint ventures, commercial contracts, corporate governance and restructuring. He regularly advises clients on matters of a key strategic nature, running high value, complex transactions and co-ordinating multi-disciplinary legal teams, and providing pragmatic and commercial advice.

Neil has particular expertise in M&A and private equity, with a strong focus on growth capital and private equity clients and transactions, and cross-border and domestic M&A. His experience spans a number of sectors, including manufacturing and engineering, facilities management, food and drink, technology and energy.

Career

Trained Maclay Murray & Spens, qualified 1995; assistant solicitor then associate Maclays 1995-99; associate then senior associate.
Minter Ellison, Sydney 1999-2001; associate Maclays 2001-05; associate DLA Piper Scotland LLP 2005-06; partner DLA Piper 2007-13; partner Brodies LLP 2013 to date.

Education

University of Glasgow (1992 LLB Hons); University of Strathclyde (1993 Diploma in Legal Practice).

Leisure

Family, golf, music, football, skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Neil BurgessBrodies LLP

With offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, Brodies LLP is well-placed to handle national mandates across Scotland, and it also deals with a steady stream of cross-border work. It acts for a wide range of clients, including private and public companies, institutions, high-net-worth individuals and third sector organisations. Glasgow-based corporate partner Neil Burgess recently succeeded Shuna Stirling as head of corporate and commercial; Sterling has noted experience in M&A, management buy-outs, commercial matters, corporate governance and restructuring. William McIntosh is recommended for private equity and venture capital work, and has a strong US focus. David Lightbody handles investments, restructurings and company law matters; and Neil Burgess, who has considerable international experience, handles a range of high-value corporate and commercial transactions. Long-serving corporate stalwart Julian Voge retired in April 2020.

With offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, Brodies LLP is well-placed to handle national mandates across Scotland, and it also deals with a steady stream of cross-border work. It acts for a wide range of clients, including private and public companies, institutions, high-net-worth individuals and third sector organisations. Glasgow-based corporate partner Neil Burgess recently succeeded Shuna Stirling as head of corporate and commercial; Sterling has noted experience in M&A, management buy-outs, commercial matters, corporate governance and restructuring. William McIntosh is recommended for private equity and venture capital work, and has a strong US focus. David Lightbody handles investments, restructurings and company law matters; and Neil Burgess, who has considerable international experience, handles a range of high-value corporate and commercial transactions. Long-serving corporate stalwart Julian Voge retired in April 2020.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland

Brodies LLP’s large Aberdeen-based corporate team handles a range of domestic and international deals for private and public companies and institutions, high-net-worth individuals and third sector clients. The practice incorporates a dedicated oil and gas team, making it well placed to handle deals within the sector. Key practitioners Douglas Crawford and Tom Boulton-Jones are recommended for M&A, joint ventures, investments, reorganisations and private equity matters. Glasgow-based corporate partner Neil Burgess recently succeeded Shuna Stirling as head of corporate and commercial. Gill Summers retired at the end of 2020, but the practice was boosted by the addition of former Pinsent Masons LLP partner Martin Ewan in May 2021.