Douglas is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity. He joined Fox Williams in 2000. He has acted on many transactions for clients in technology and related industries and in the fashion and merchandising industry on acquisitions, disposals and capital raising, including share purchases, business purchases and brand purchases.
He also advises on all aspects of partnership law and in particular the formation, merger, de-merger and dissolution of professional and commercial partnerships.
Douglas has attracted the following comments in the Legal 500, UK edition for his M&A and partnership law work:
(M&A: smaller deals 2006)
"commanding a good reputation"
(Partnership law 2006)
(Partnership law 2007)
"name to note"
(Partnership law 2009)
"a deep understanding of partnership law"
(Partnership law 2010)
(M&A: Smaller deals 2010)
(Legal 500 2011)
SRA Seeking to Extend Regulation to International Law Firms
Have you been caught out by film partnerships?
Fox Williams advises Mediafed on its acquisition of Taptu
A Legal World of Opportunity
Doug Preece examines the response to the Legal Services Act: Panic or paranoia?
The dangers of bullying partners in professional services firms
New era for legal services
Key points to note on why the Supreme Court rejected Seldon's age discrimination claim
Legal Services Act leads to an increase in M&A activity
Partner appointments to law firms now require pre-approval by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
Doug Preece answers the FT business question on what happens when a family business with no partnership agreement falls apart
When is a partner an employee? Partnership lawyer Doug Preece reviews the latest Court of Appeal decision
New regulation model for law firms
The broker as your partner
LLP's need to watch out for bullying risks
Doug Preece quoted in City AM on the future of the legal landscape