New appointments strengthen Aberdeen office following Bond Dickinson's record year

Bond Dickinson has recently recruited three new lawyers into its Aberdeen office following its record result for the 2014/2015 financial year.

Marianne Russell joins the Oil and Gas team as a Solicitor, Ian Woodward-Nutt joins the Regulatory team as an Consultant and Caroline Sodersten joins the Real Estate team as an Associate. The new hires will strengthen Bond Dickinson's Aberdeen offering across these key strategic areas and will support its plans for growth in the Scottish market.

The Aberdeen office played a key part in Bond Dickinson’s recent financial success, which saw the firm achieve annual revenues of £106.4 million, a 7 per cent increase on the previous year. Lawyers from the Aberdeen office advised on high profile transactions including the sale of Summit Petroleum Limited and its subsidiary companies to Aberdeen-based Ithaca Energy for $170 million on behalf of the Sumitomo Corporation and the divestment of LAPS (E&P) Limited to Hansa Hydrocarbons Limited by Noble Energy Inc.

Further projects worked on by the firm’s Aberdeen team in the past year include the decommissioning by Endeavour Energy UK Limited for the Renee, Rubie, Ivanhoe, Rob Roy and Hamish fields in the North Sea, the disposal by Tullow Oil of its interests in the Schooner and Ketch Fields in the North Sea to Aberdeen-based Faroe Petroleum and the purchase of Central North Sea Fibre Telecommunications Company Limited and related assets from BP by Tampnet AS.

Michael Spence, Aberdeen Office Head at Bond Dickinson, said: "We are building upon our recent success and continuing to expand our Aberdeen practice with the hiring of legal expertise across various key strategic areas. Our new joiners will give us a greater depth of legal expertise in the Oil and Gas, Real Estate and Regulatory teams and will help us continue to attract high profile clients and give them the outstanding service they expect."

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