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

Brodies LLP
G1 3BX

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.


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.


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.


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


Family, golf, music, football, skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Neil BurgessBrodies LLP

Brodies LLP’s corporate and M&A team operates across the Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow offices, acting on a variety of market-leading Scottish, UK-wide and cross-border mandates. Practice head Neil Burgess holds more than 25 years of experience in acquisition, disposal, joint ventures, commercial contract and restructuring affairs, receiving support from Shuna Stirling, a highly reputed name for corporate real estate matters. Elsewhere, William Mcintosh provides the group with in-depth knowledge of the US market and private equity affairs, while David Lightbody is knowledgeable on transactional, company law and governance affairs. The team is also home to ‘diligent‘ senior associate Paul Breen and has been particularly active in the telecoms, technology, food and drink, and healthcare sectors of late.