Head of the Corporate department in Scotland, David specialises in corporate and finance work and acts for many of the major banks in the UK on transactional and advisory work. He has worked on a large number of corporate and banking projects with a range of capital values up to £500 million.
David is a transactional lawyer with expertise in corporate and banking work which includes acquisitions, disposals and investments along with acquisition and property finance. David has worked on a secondment at Royal Bank of Scotland and also has significant oil and gas project experience from an in-house position with BP prior to joining the firm.
David is a member of the firms Scottish and UK Managing Boards and is additionally a member of the Law Society of Scotland and a Notary Public.
Acted for Clydesdale Bank in connection with acquisition finance provided by it to Portman Travel for the Acquisition of Fleet Travel.
Acted for Bank of Ireland in connection with senior debt provided by it to the WG Mitchell companies.
Acted for Sigma Capital and other investors in their investment into Aquamarine Power Limited.
Acted for Senergy Limited on arrangements with Dolphin Drilling Limited and others in relation to the Byford Dolphin drilling rig.
David enjoys sailing (Port Edgar Yacht Club), basketball (Boroughmuir Basketball Club) and rugby (union and league).
“David Kirchin is able to give practical, commercial advice without point scoring. He is widely respected in the market”
Chambers UK 2013
Banking & finance (Band 2)
Corporate/M&A (Band 4)
“Is noted for his commercial approach and ability to cut straight to the material points without delay”
Chambers UK 2012
Leading individual (Band 2)
Chambers UK 2011
“Doesn't shy away from making commercial decisions”
Legal 500 2010
“Fantastic commercial acumen and a great understanding of clients' priorities”
Chambers UK 2010
“David's commercial, pragmatic and can-do approach is a fantastic addition to the bank's team”
Andrew MacKenzie, Bank of Ireland
“Business-focused and creative in finding solutions”
Chambers UK 2009