Douglas Crawford > Brodies LLP > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
AB10 6SD

Work Department

Corporate and commercial


Doug has over 25 years’ experience in leading and negotiating Scottish, UK wide, and international corporate transactions. He is one of Scotland’s most experienced and consistently highly rated corporate lawyers, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy out transactions, and private equity investments.

Doug acts for corporate and individual buyers and sellers, for management teams, and for equity funding institutions in a wide range of corporate and private equity transactions, and is regarded by clients and his peers as one of the country’s most commercial and effective corporate lawyers.


Qualified Shepherd & Wedderburn WS 1989; partner Maclay Murray & Spens WS 1996; partner Dundas & Wilson CS 1997; partner CMS Cameron McKenna 2014.  


Notary public ; WS Society .


University of Edinburgh (1987 LLB, Dip LP); ICAEW (Advanced Dip in Corporate Finance (CF)).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Douglas CrawfordBrodies LLP

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.