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

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.