International law firm Addleshaw Goddard has added a new partner to its corporate and energy team in Aberdeen.
Arran Mackenzie joins the company, based at the Prime Four Business Park, from Burness Paull, bringing with her a 15 year track-record of doing deals in the global energy hub.
She has extensive experience in the onshore and offshore sector, and has recently been involved in renewable energy transactions, including offshore wind.
Other sectors she has worked in include transport, food and drink, and retail.
Ms Mackenzie has a wide range of corporate and corporate finance skill, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments.
She said: “I’m delighted to be able to team up with David, Fiona and the team at Addleshaw Goddard in Aberdeen, as well as having the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with colleagues and clients internationally through our global Energy & Utilities practice.
“You only need to look at the news currently coming from COP 27 to grasp the importance of dealing with the current energy challenges we face while continuing to drive the global transition to net zero. The journey to net zero and transformation of the energy sector is creating opportunities and challenges for our clients and I’m looking forward to assisting them through what will be both a challenging and exciting time for the sector.”
Addleshaw’s Aberdeen office is enjoying something a growth spurt currently, and now has more than 24 people led by four partners – David McEwing, Ross McKenzie, Fiona Kindness and Arran Mackenzie.
In August the firm added managing associate Jennifer Cham and legal director Gemma Hills to its corporate team in Aberdeen.
And in September Ms Kindness joined the team from Pinsent Masons.
Since moving into its Prime Four base in 2019, Addleshaw’s energy team has had a hand in some of the biggest Scottish deals.
In the last year alone, the Aberdeen office has advised on local, national and international matters for North Sea players including BP, Dana Petroleum, Trojan Energy and Waldorf Energy.
In 2022, Addleshaw reported record results, with global revenue up 18% to £377 million and income in Scotland enjoying a fifth consecutive annual double-digit increase.
David McEwing, partner and co-head of energy & utilities at Addleshaw , said: “Arran is a driven, ambitious and talented lawyer with a great reputation. Her skill set and track record of delivering complex transactions complements our existing team and adds strength and depth to our client offering.
“Alongside Fiona Kindness, who joined our team earlier this year from Pinsent Masons, Arran’s appointment means we have brought in two corporate lawyers recognised as “rising stars” in the region by the Legal 500 directory, which demonstrates the positive trajectory of our Aberdeen office and particularly our presence in and commitment to the energy market.
“We are committed to building on our strong platform as we continue to attract high value transactions, projects and disputes from the UK and internationally as well as a diverse blue-chip client base with operational and corporate bases in Aberdeen and its business parks.”
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