Dundas in City private equity bid

Scottish giant Dundas & Wilson has lured its second MacRoberts partner in a month, hiring corporate partner David Davidson to launch a City private equity practice.

His appointment follows that of construction head Lindy Patterson in October.

Davidson, who will split his time between the London and Edinburgh offices, has a number of private equity clients in the City, including Bridgepoint Capital. Before joining Dundas in June 2000, he was a partner at SJ Berwin, and before that he was with corporate boutique Dickson Minto for almost 10 years.

“I think I’ll be much more successful getting work at Dundas than I would have at MacRoberts,” said Davidson.

Dundas managing partner Chris Campbell told The Lawyer: “Private equity in London is complementary with what we do in Scotland and with our London banking practice. David’s arrival will enhance the group’s credentials and profile, particularly in London, where he’ll play a key role in our developments.”

Davidson is still negotiating a leaving date with MacRoberts.