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An Associate in our Corporate Ventures & Innovations team working alongside Alistair Lang and Ollie Hofford, Columban assists a variety of commercial clients, from businesses looking for advice on commercial contracts to founders, young companies and investors who are looking for assistance in the start-up, scale-up and entrepreneurial world.

Having trained at a boutique corporate law firm in both Edinburgh and London before joining the Ventures & Innovations team, Columban has exclusively focused on corporate and commercial work throughout his career. He greatly enjoys drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, having developed a particular speciality in the carbon capture and biodiversity credit market. He also assists clients on setting up family investment companies and advising founders on growing and maintaining their businesses, whether through building existing relationships, creating new ones or fundraising externally.

As the son of an entrepreneur, Columban is set apart from other lawyers as he understands the environment in which business leaders, founders and entrepreneurs find themselves in. Combined with his City training, Columban builds on this experience to deliver sophisticated practical and commercial advice for his clients.

Columban speaks French and Spanish and is a former Army Reservist. He is also a Notary Public.

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