Michael Drysdale

Credentials

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • LLB
  • Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Notary Public

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I help businesses of all sizes by providing them with practical advice on the issues they face.

I work with sole traders, partnerships, start-ups, and SMEs of all sizes right through to listed companies and household names.

I help the very smallest and the very largest businesses. Some are just starting out in business, others are growing, still more are long established, multi-generational family businesses.

My work is broad and includes:

  • buying and selling businesses for clients, whether involving assets or shares;
  • carrying out due diligence for clients (if buying) or preparing them for the process (if selling);
  • early stage investments and follow-on investments, including private equity;
  • negotiating commercial contracts e.g. joint venture agreements, non-disclosure agreements, agency agreements, transfers of intellectual property rights;
  • drafting constitutional documents e.g. shareholders' agreements and articles, partnership agreements; and
  • advising on directors' duties and corporate benefit issues.

A former computer programmer, I have an interest in and enjoy working with technology businesses.

Recent Activity

My recent work includes:

  • share purchases for a listed company client;
  • completing a number of investments for one of Scotland’s leading angel investment syndicates;
  • assisting a renewables company with a further investment round;
  • providing advice on taking security under Scots law;
  • helping clients to resolve a shareholder dispute without the need for litigation;
  • share buy backs; 
  • succession planning for a successful family business; and
  • advice in relation to the incorporation and dissolution of companies.

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