Macdonald Henderson are delighted to present a summary of our Recent Deals completed in November 2022:

Acting for Scotland’s leading, family owned bathroom supplier (to trade and retail) in the refinance of the group by Barclays Bank PLC, to position the group for future growth;

Following the successful eight figure sale of a majority stake in a Scottish trading business, advising the high net worth founder on the set up of a family investment company and associated shareholder trusts for children, to hold a high value commercial property for investment purposes and to carry out further investment activities in due course;

Acting for a Scottish manufacturing company to conclude the restoration of a dissolved Scottish limited company and the subsequent (i) acquisition of the restored company from its historic (PLC) owners and (ii) further subsequent transfer of property owned by the restored company to another part of our client company’s group, to unify and complete title to an essential property asset of the buyer’s group;

Advising a growing Scottish IFA firm on the exercise of EMI options to retain, incentivise and motivate a key executive team member;

Advising leading Scottish precision engineering group in the establishment of updated terms and conditions of sale and purchase (for both goods and services, and for both English and Scottish jurisdictions dependent on the domicile of the relevant client group company);

Advising the buyer in respect of the acquisition of a licensed public house in Saltcoats including advising on the acquisition of the property, business and assets, and on the commercial arrangements with the partner brewery.

Advising the seller in respect of the disposal of a franchised fast-food outlet in Glasgow including advising on the property aspects, franchise sale process, and sale of the business and assets of the company;

Advising a consortium of Eastern European former footballers on footballing regulations in Scotland and, generally, on competition and antitrust regulations in sport through our membership of the International Commercial Law Alliance;

Advising various football agents on upcoming changes to FIFA regulations including the reintroduction of the licensing regime and agents’ exam and the capping of commissions;

Advising an international research company on the exit of an employee;

Advising a company providing residential care in Scotland on gross misconduct issues with an employee;

Assisting a musical instruments distribution company in the preparation of updated terms and conditions of sale;

Assisting a landscape and design company in updates to their standard terms and conditions;

Advising established property investor in sale of let investment within the Scottish central belt;

Acting for UK wide insurer in sale of city centre office premises;

Acting for an individual client, pursuing a claim on behalf of our client in relation to injuries suffered by him when a chair in a café collapsed, and recovering compensation for our client;

Acting for the seller of a business, representing our client in the Sheriff Appeal Court and successfully resisting an appeal of a judgment in favour of our client in respect of the final balance of the price payable to our client for its former business;

Acting for a minority shareholder in a company, providing our client with advices in connection with a sale by the company of its assets and “minority shareholder prejudice” in terms of section 994 of the Companies Act 2006;

Acting for a tenant of commercial land, pursuing Court action on behalf of our client to remove an occupier from the premises.