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Davidson Chalmers Stewart

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Partner and head of the firm’s corporate department, dealing with a wide variety of corporate finance and general corporate matters. Particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures and corporate reconstructions. Clients come from a wide range of sectors, but with an emphasis on renewables, healthcare and technology.


Trained Thorntons WS 1995-97; corporate assistant Bird Semple 1997-2000; corporate assistant/associate McGrigors 2000-06; partner Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP 2006 to date.


Currie High School; Dundee University (1995).


Road cycling.

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

Davidson Chalmers Stewart is home to both M&A and private equity prowess, acting across an array of healthcare, renewables, waste and technology-related deals. Craig Stirling  serves as practice head, catering to a client roster which ranges from start-ups through to multinational corporates; he is especially accomplished in commercial contract, partnership advice, reorganisations and funding mandates, while Stephen Smith is a key contact for company and business transactions, shareholder agreements and share option schemes.

Scotland > Public sector > Health

General medical and dental practices continue to instruct Davidson Chalmers Stewart on corporate and commercial needs, including sales and acquisitions, as well as transactional matters. Contractual issues, surgery developments and regulatory work also feature in the caseload, with practice head Craig Stirling advising on partnerships and co-head Andy Drane on property. The team also represents a significant number of care sector clients.