Maclay Murray & Spens LLP has strengthened its financial services capabilities with the appointment of Carolyn Bell (pictured), as director of its financial services group in Edinburgh.
The former in-house managing legal counsel with Lloyds Banking Group and Aberdeen Asset Management joins the firm’s financial services group, comprising over 20 lawyers, including six partners, operating across the UK-wide practice.
Ms Bell has over ten years’ experience in the UK and overseas investment funds sector, including the merging of asset management businesses and providing advice on regulated and unregulated investment structures. Her main areas of practice are collective investment schemes, pooled investments and financial services regulatory work.
Guy Norfolk, partner and head of MMS’ financial services group, said: “Carolyn is a highly regarded investment funds lawyer and her appointment is in line with our strategy to further strengthen our financial services offering, at a time when we are advising on a number of major transactions in the asset management space.”
Ms Bell added: “I am very excited by this opportunity to join the firm’s financial services group, which has established an impressive track record in the asset management and financial services sector.”