MBM Commercial LLP merge with Stuart Malcolm LLP

1 October 2011

MBM Commercial LLP and Stuart Malcolm LLP, specialist corporate and technology law firms, announce their merger with effect from 1 October. From this date, the combined practice will operate from Edinburgh and Oxford as MBM Commercial LLP.

The merged entity’s enlarged infrastructure and scalability will provide an enhanced and dynamic platform on which to build on their respective reputations as specialist legal advisers to the United Kingdom’s science, innovation and technology and media and communications sectors.

The merger creates a geographic and strategic presence in Edinburgh and Oxford, which are at the heart of two of the United Kingdom’s principal enterprise clusters and share a rich entrepreneurial spirit and international reputation for innovation.

Sandy Finlayson, Senior Partner of MBM Commercial commented:

“For some time now we have been exploring the opportunity of expanding our geographical presence whilst at the same time absolutely remaining true to our core practice of representing clients within the science and technology sectors.

Oxfordand environs is the archetypal knowledge based and creative economy.  It generates a huge amount of intellectual property assets, is where deal-flow makes money and is home to some of the best minds in science and business. It is simply recognised as a superb incubator of innovation and a hotbed of start-ups.

Everyone at MBM is delighted to announce this practice growth which demonstrates our ambitious plans to create a practice of choice for clients and contacts within our specialist domain. Stuart Malcolm LLP has a deep passion for providing legal advice to the science, innovation and technology sectors and the knowledge and creative economies. Having founded his own legal practice, Stuart Malcolm demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit combined with absolute commitment and a determination to succeed which is so often seen in our own client’s make-up.  It is this freshness of approach and sector specialism that makes his practice such a perfect fit for MBM.”