Managing Partners Neil Forbes
Number of partners: 18
Number of assistant solicitors: 22
Number of trainees: 8
Number of other fee-earners: 3
THE FIRM Stronachs LLP is one of the largest, independently managed law firms in the North and North East of Scotland, with offices in Aberdeen and Inverness. The firm is a full service law firm with over half of its activity comprising corporate and commercial work and the remainder comprising private client and dispute resolution work. The firm prides itself in finding practical solutions to legal issues, with achievement of the client’s commercial or personal objective paramount and legal process simply means of achieving that. The firm is renowned for acting for business owners in their personal and business affairs. The value and complexity of the transactions handled by the firm demonstrates the quality of the advice the firm delivers and its ability to ‘punch above its weight’.
PRINCIPLE AREAS OF WORK The firm advises clients across a variety of sectors including oil and gas (upstream and the supply chain), renewables, food and drink, fishing, farming, property development, technology and shipping. Its corporate team acts in mergers and acquisitions and a broad range of other corporate transactions. It is well known for acting for owner-managed businesses but also represents private equity funds and other institutions. The firm’s energy team advises a number of upstream energy companies across a broad range of work types including acquisitions, disposals, field developments and decommissioning. The firm’s commercial property team has expertise covering everything from acquisitions, commercial leasing (for landlords, tenants and funders), sales development and construction work, to providing corporate support in company acquisitions and disposals. The dispute resolution team advises on a broad range of matters from international arbitration, contractual disputes and intellectual property disputes to straightforward debt collection. The team includes a solicitor advocate entitled to plead cases at the Court of Session. The firm provides a full range of private client services primarily for high-net-worth individuals, individuals with businesses, land and/or farming interests.
CLIENTS The firm has a broad client base ranging from FTSE 100-listed companies to owner-managed private companies and also high-net-worth private individuals. Examples of companies for whom Stronachs LLP acts includes Global Energy Group, Marathon International Oil (G.B.) Limited, Walkers Shortbread Ltd, Black Sea Oil and Gas SRL, Azinor Catalyst Limited, Petrofac and Dana Petroleum plc.
INTERNATIONAL Stronachs LLP has considerable experience of international work, particularly through its oil and gas clients. The firm has advised on transactions in Australia, Trinidad, Singapore, the Middle East, Poland, Norway, the US and Romania, to name a few.