I am delighted to report that the achievements of the corporate & commercial team across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, were last night recognised at the prestigious Business Insider Deals & Dealmakers Awards, where the team was crowned Legal Advisor of the Year.
The awards, held this year at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, celebrate the achievements of Scotland’s business community and are widely regarded as a highlight of the Scottish corporate calendar. The Legal Advisor of the Year award recognises the skills of lawyers involved in deal activity and those who innovate to successfully overcome complex issues for their clients.
This achievement was only possible as a result of our loyal clients involving us in such high calibre deals over the past year, and the support of specialists from departments across Brodies who brought their particular expertise to bear – from real estate & funds, to energy, and employment & pensions.
The judging panel of independent experts commended Brodies’ corporate & commercial team for its “very impressive deal value” and for its “breadth across sectors”. The team is now one of the largest in Scotland, having grown by more than 30% over the past three years. Last year it advised on deals worth over £9 billion.
Shuna Stirling, our Head of Corporate & Commercial, commented: “To be named Legal Advisor of the Year is valued recognition of the progress we have made as a firm and as a team over the past ten years to cement our position as Scotland’s largest legal employer and a premier corporate firm. We would like to thank our clients for putting their faith in us to advise them on some of the biggest and most high profile deals in Scotland over the past year.”
On September 4, 2014