One of the top oil and gas lawyers working in Aberdeen has rejoined Granite City-based Ledingham Chalmers (LC), taking one of the team at rival firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) with him. Uisdean Vass is now back at LC as a partner and head of oil and gas in the firm’s newly created exploration and production (E&P) practice. He was previously a partner before he left for Maclay Murray and Spens (MMS), which is now part of Denton’s, in 2004.
Accountancy firm Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) notched up 52 deals worth a total of more than £500million during 2017. The transactions were across a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, construction, food and drink, technology, retail and support services. It is the fourth successive year in which Aberdeen-based AAB has completed more than 50 deals, while in terms of value, the latest total is up by about 50% from 2016.
Fifty-two north-east jobs have been saved after a Chinese takeover of north-east firm Pelikan Hardcopy Scotland (PHS) out of administration. But the new owner – Zhuoli Imaging Technology Company (ZITC), of Henan, China – has not taken on a £45million-plus pension scheme deficit. Joint administrators Michael Magnay and Rob Harding, of professional services firm Deloitte, said the sale of Turriff-based PHS for an undisclosed sum was a “fantastic” result after a challenging time for the business.
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Selecting a term
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