Donald is head of the firm’s Corporate team. He predominantly deals with clients in the family owned/owner managed sector and advises on matters corporate including providing advice on a wide range of corporate and M&A transactions, statute and regulation, corporate governance and compliance and succession planning.

Donald’s contribution to the family owned business sector was recognised at previous Scottish Family Business Awards where he was awarded the Chairman’s Award in recognition of creating one of the first university courses in the UK dealing with family business and the law.

Harper Macleod’s Corporate team has previously been awarded Corporate Firm of the Year at the Law Awards of Scotland and Donald was also previously nominated for Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the same awards.

Details of some of the deals Donald and his team have been involved in can be found in our corporate deals table.

Donald is also involved in post graduate education. He is course author and co-ordinator for both the Business and Financial Awareness and Family Business courses at the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Strathclyde University.

Donald is recommended in both the UK’s independent legal directories, Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500, in Corporate & Commercial where clients comment “He’s great to work with. He brings a degree of gravitas to the situation while also being very practical in his approach”.


"Donald Munro advises both family-owned and owner-managed businesses. He handles a range of corporate matters including sales and acquisitions."

- Chambers UK 2021

James MacGregor and Donald Munro co-ordinate advice from the property, employment and commercial advisory teams, which is not as common as one would hope' says a client.

- The Legal 500 2020


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