Douglas Roberts

Director

Corporate

Phone

0131 656 5598

Address

Caledonian Exchange 19A Canning Street Edinburgh EH3 8HE

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Douglas Roberts

About Douglas

Douglas is a Director in our Corporate & Commercial team, based in Edinburgh.

Douglas specialises in corporate, IP and commercial contract law and is experienced in advising a broad spectrum of clients, including SMEs, family businesses and start-up companies. 

He has expertise working with businesses in various sectors including technology, energy supply, finance, retail, engineering and property. Douglas has particular expertise in employee ownership, having advised on a number of transactions. He also specialises in the sports sector having acted for a number of sponsors, clubs, athletes and sports organisations in various contractual matters.

Expertise

Highlights

  • Advising on employee ownership matters, such as setting up employee ownership trusts (EOTs), transferring ownership to EOTs and employee share options. Douglas has advised on numerous transitions to employee ownership and has also acted for Capital for Colleagues plc in numerous investments in employee-owned companies.
  • Acting for Black & Lizars in the acquisition of Clements Hearing Services.
  • Advising the Scottish Building Society in its sponsorship of the Scottish Women's Football League. 
  • Advising on various acquisitions and exits in a variety of sectors, including the sale of an IT business to US acquirer.
  • Acting for angel syndicates and investee companies on various rounds of funding.
  • Drafting and advising on various commercial contracts including IT contracts, agency agreements, reseller agreements and terms and conditions.
  • Senior Legal Manager for Glasgow 2014 advising on all commercial areas for the XX Commonwealth Games including sponsorship, broadcasting, ticketing and merchandising.
  • Advising the Ladies Golf Union in relation to contractual matters.

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