MacRoberts announces double appointment to construction and commercial teams

MacRoberts announces double appointment to construction and commercial teams

Neil Kennedy

Commercial law firm MacRoberts has announced the appointment of Jonathan Gaskell as a partner and Rod Hutchison as a legal director.

Mr Gaskell is an experienced construction lawyer specialising predominantly in transactional matters. His work involves all aspects of non-contentious work, from initial contract procurement through to the drafting and negotiation of all types of construction contracts and related agreements.

His experience extends to a wide range of sectors and premises in the built environment; these include shopping centres, hotels, office buildings, student accommodation, retail units, industrial premises as well as transport and energy infrastructure. He also has extensive experience of the standard form contracts used across the construction industry.

Mr Hutchison has particular experience in acting for clients in the energy sector. He also advises founders in business start-ups and management teams on company exits as well as acting for not-for-profit organisations, in various sectors.

As a commercial lawyer he focuses principally on partnerships, corporate governance compliance issues, as well as business acquisition and sale transactions. He is also experienced in business restructuring, including equity investment in private companies, employee incentive schemes and negotiating commercial contracts, particularly for oil and gas service companies in the UK and internationally.

Neil Kennedy, managing partner, said: “Our construction team is one of the longest-established specialist teams in Scotland with an unrivalled reputation in both contentious and non-contentious matters. This is a continued sign of our commitment to grow and develop our key practice areas and we are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the firm.

“We were impressed by Rod’s corporate experience and expertise, along with his enviable client following. We look forward to working with clients throughout the north of Scotland, and further afield in the international marketplace.”

Mr Gaskell said: “Joining a firm with such an impressive history, client list and admirable reputation is a huge privilege and I look forward to adding to the exciting growth and development plans across Scotland and beyond.”

Mr Hutchison said: “The corporate finance team at MacRoberts has a formidable reputation and I am delighted to be joining the team.”

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