David Lightbody > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial


David advises on all corporate matters, with a focus on business sales and purchases, investments, joint ventures and restructurings – often with an international element.

His clients range from individual business owners to AIM and main market listed plcs. He has spent time working in-house, on secondment to the M&A function of a major global bank, overseeing the legal aspects of strategic corporate transactions.


LLB (Hons), DipLP, NP

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

David LightbodyBrodies 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.